11 Signs and Symptoms of Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a blood cancer that’s most prevalent in the United States. The lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system, is affected by lymphoma when white blood cells called lymphocytes abnormally reproduce and grow. Healthy cells die and provide space for the new lymphoma-affected cells. There are numerous types of lymphoma, each with different features that impact not only diagnosis and treatment of the disease, but also its signs.

The two most common types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and there are four different stages of lymphoma: At stage one and two, lymphoma is classified in an early stage. At stages three and four, it is known as advanced lymphoma. Patients in the early phases of the disease experience less exacerbated symptoms and have better prospects for healthy outcomes.

Lymphoma’s Early Disease Signs

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1. Swollen but painless lymph nodes, which can appear in any part of the body, but are more common in the neck, armpit, and groin. Not only is it one of the first signs of the disease, but it can also be the only one.

2. Swelling of a limb experienced during the early stages of lymphoma as a consequence of the swelling lymph nodes.

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Lymphoma’s Early Disease Signs

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3. Pain, numbness, or tingling caused by enlarged lymph nodes when they press against a vein or lymphatic vessel. In addition, a swollen spleen can cause pain or discomfort in the abdomen.

4. Loss of appetite when it presses against the stomach.

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Lymphoma Signs in Advanced Cases

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In cases of more severe lymphoma, the signs associated with the disease are also more exacerbated. One of the factors is the existence of B symptoms. These advanced signs include:

5. Night sweats

6. Fevers

7. Chills

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Other Lymphoma Signs in Advanced Cases

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8. Lack of energy

9. Fatigue

10. Unexplained weight loss

11. Consistent itching

(The symptoms may not occur all at once, but they are accompanied by the symptoms of early stages.)

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One comment

  1. P Cook says:

    In 2011, I had Hodgkin’s; 6 months of Chemo, still having yearly blood test and I am doing great. Question: I have had Sub Cutaneous Amyloidosis; diagnosed @ 12 years ago. Not fatal; dark lumps in arms, legs and buttocks. Are Lymphoma and Amyloidosis related?

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