Symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:
- night sweats
- unexplained weight loss
- enlarged lymph nodes, usually felt as painless lumps under the skin in the neck, underarm or groin
- swollen belly
- 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.