Lymphoma Cancer: Signs and Symptoms
In the majority of cases, a painless swelling of the lymph located in your neck, under an arm or in the groin is the first symptom of lymphoma cancer.
- Besides, other lymph nodes and tissues located in all the rest part of your organism may also swell. For instance, if you’re dealing with lymphoma cancer, your spleen turns out to be enlarged.
- Sometimes it so happens that enlarged lymph nodes lead to the occurrence of other symptoms due to the fact that they press either on a vein and nerve or on your stomach. If pressure occurs on your nerve, there may be a painful sensation, tingling or numbness. If it’s about your stomach, you feel full not long after you started eating.
- Splenomegaly (a case of your spleen being enlarged) can result in painful sensation inn your abdomen or feeling of discomfort.
- Most patients have no other symptoms apart from the ones that are mentioned.
The fact is that the symptoms are very personal and occur in accordance with the peculiarities of your case. Below you’ll find a list of the most common symptoms.
You may have only one of them or several:
- Loss of weight that occurs for no reason;
- Sweating at nighttime;
- Feeling exhausted, out of energy;
- Itching. In 25 % of all cases, there occurs pruritus or a certain kind of itching. Your lower extremity may itch. However, keep in mind that itching may be local or over the whole body;
- Loss of appetite;
- Being short of breath;
- Painful sensations in your back or bones;
- You may vomit or there may be blood in your stool;
- Your urine flow being blocked;
- You may suffer from headaches;
Still, do not forget that the symptoms provided are non-specific and it’s not necessarily for every patient dealing with lymphoma cancer to have them. Besides, the symptoms mentioned above may be caused for a different reason. They may not mean that you have lymphoma cancer. For example, they may be symptoms of a flu as well as other viral infection. At the same time, if they are caused by a flu or any other viral infection, they will disappear after some time. If it’s about lymphoma, the symptoms won’t go away for a very long time.