Lymphoma

lymphomaLymphoma is the most common type of blood cancer in the U.S. Lymphoma is a cancer involving cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. It can be categorized as Hodgkin or Non-Hodgkin. While the two types may share some of the same symptoms and treatment options, your healthcare provider will determine the type of lymphoma and discuss which treatment is best for that particular type.

Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The most common symptom of Hodgkin’s disease is an enlarged lymph node in the neck, under the arm, or in the groin. The lump may grow larger or smaller surrounding lumps may also appear. Swollen lymph nodes may also be due to an infection, so please visit your health care provider if you feel enlarged lymph nodes. Other symptoms associated with Hodgkin’s disease are:

  • Fever that is not associated with an infection
  • Night sweats that drench the sheets
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Severe and constant itching

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