Symptoms of Lymphoma

The symptoms of lymphoma depend on which type the person has. Below is a break down of symptoms for each type of lymphoma:

Hodgkin's lymphoma

Hodgkin’s lymphoma has many different symptoms. Below are some of the most common symptoms, that can help people diagnose Hodgkin’s lymphoma

  • Swelling

Hodgkin’s lymphoma can cause the lymph nodes in the body to swell and cause the skin to bulge out. The most common areas for swelling include the neck, shoulders and underarms.

  • Fever

A person with Hodgkin’s disease may have unexplained fevers over a long period of time.

  • Itchy skin

Scratching the skin when there is no known irritation can be an indication of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

  • Night sweats

Hodgkin’s lymphoma may cause a person to sweat to the point of soaking their clothes. These sweats usually happen at night.

  • Unexplained weight loss

A person with Hodgkin’s disease may have unexplained weight loss.

  • Lymph node pain

Drinking alcohol may cause pain in the involved lymph nodes

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

  • Swelling

Hodgkin’s lymphoma can cause the lymph nodes in the body to swell and cause the skin to bulge out. The most common areas for swelling include the neck, shoulders and underarms.

  • Fever

A person with Hodgkin’s disease may have unexplained fevers over a long period of time.

  • Night sweats

Hodgkin’s lymphoma may cause a person to sweat to the point of soaking their clothes. These sweats usually happen at night.

  • Unexplained weight loss

A person with Hodgkin’s disease may have unexplained weight loss.



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