Lymphoma

A cancer that invades the body's lymphatic cells, Lymphoma sufferers usually undergo a variety of treatments. Despite this, Lymphoma has one of the best survival rates out of all the cancers. Learn about various symptoms of Lymphoma and some of the treatments here.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lymphoma

Symptoms of Hodgkin Lymphoma:

The most common early sign of Hodgkin lymphoma is painless swelling (enlargement) of one or more lymph nodes. Most people have affected lymph nodes in the upper part of their body, usually the neck or upper chest, but sometimes the affected lymph node(s) can be felt in the armpit, stomach area or groin. In addition to swollen lymph nodes, other signs and symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

Non - Hodgkin Lymphoma: Signs and Symptoms:

The most common early sign of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is painless swelling (enlargement) of one or more lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin. Most people have affected lymph nodes in the upper part of their body, usually the neck or upper chest, but sometimes the affected lymph node(s) can be felt in the armpit, stomach area or groin. In addition to swollen lymph nodes, other signs and symptoms of NHL include:

If NHL starts in an area other than the lymph nodes, such as in bone, a lung, the digestive (gastrointestinal) tract or the skin, symptoms may include:

Some Non -Hodgkin Lymphoma symptoms are associated with other, less serious illnesses. For e.g., enlarged lymph nodes can result from inflammation and are not necessarily a sign of cancer.