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Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Symptoms and Early Signs

Hogkin's Lymphoma may present with any one or more of the following symptoms. Sometimes there may be no symptoms, and sometimes other disease conditions may cause similar symptoms. Therefore, further investigations may be required to confirm the diagnosis.

Following are some common Hodgkin’s Lymphoma symptoms:

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes especially those in the neck, under the arm, or in the groin. Often these lymph nodes appear as a lump under the skin which gets bigger over time. Note that some other cancers and infections may also cause swollen lymph nodes.
  • B Symptoms: Unexplained weight loss, Fever (>38 degree Celsius), and night sweats may occur in patients with HL.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Itching on skin (due to a spread of cancer cells to the skin).
  • Cough or chest pain (due to swollen lymph nodes in the chest pressing on the trachea).

Any one or more of the above symptoms if present may require further investigations.

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