Symptoms of Lymphoma Cancer

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Lymphoma symptoms can be variable because there are so are many different types of lymphoma. The lymphoma symptoms will vary depending on the subtype of lymphoma, stage, and age of the patient. The “classic” B symptoms include fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Not everyone will have these symptoms, even in the setting of very aggressive disease.

Other lymphoma symptoms can be general in nature such as generalized fatigue.

More specific lymphoma symptoms depend on what areas of the body are involved. Humans have lymph nodes throughout the body and any of these can become involved. Since the cells involved in lymphoma “lymphocytes” are designed to go throughout the body, the abnormal cancerous cells may show up anywhere.

People may get abdominal pain because of swelling of the spleen (splenomegaly), skin rashes, headaches, confusion, or weakness of an arm or leg. Other lymphoma symptoms may include bowel obstruction, or shortness of breath. People may have swelling of an arm or leg. If the bone marrow is involved, then lymphoma symptoms related to changes in blood counts may occur. These symptoms occur because of anemia, thrombocytopenia, or leukopenia.


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Symptoms of Lymphoma Cancer often do not lead directly to the underlying diagnosis and many symptoms can be misleading. Please review all concerns and information found on this website with your health care provider.