Signs & symptoms of lymphoma

The most common symptom of lymphoma is swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin. Often, especially in the early stages of the disease, the swelling may not cause discomfort or pain.

Other symptoms include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Drenching night sweats
  • Lack of energy, fatigue
  • Itchy skin
  • Persistent cough

Signs and symptoms of lymphoma are often misdiagnosed as flu or fatigue which can delay diagnosis. If left untreated, some lymphomas can be fatal within a short period of time.

It is important that both medical professionals and people everywhere know and understand the signs and symptoms of lymphomas so they can be diagnosed as early as possible.