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Symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:  

  • fever
  • night sweats
  • unexplained weight loss
  • enlarged lymph nodes, usually felt as painless lumps under the skin in the neck, underarm or groin
  • swollen belly
  • tiredness
  • loss of appetite, or feeling full after only a small amount of food
  • itchy red or purple lumps under the skin (if the lymphoma has spread to the skin itself)
  • coughing or trouble breathing (a swollen thymus or lymph nodes in the chest can press on the windpipe)
  • problems going to the toilet (if the lymphoma presses on the bladder or bowel)
  • headaches, or problems with vision or speech (if the lymphoma presses on the brain).

Note about symptoms

Many conditions – including common childhood infections – can cause these symptoms, not just non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If your child has any of these symptoms and you are concerned, talk to your child’s doctor.

published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015