The first sign of lymphoma is often a painless lump or swollen gland in the neck, abdomen, underarm, or groin area. Lymphomas are often discovered during a visit to the doctor for another reason, or during a routine physical exam.
Other symptoms may include:
- Red patches on the skin.
- Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain.
- Coughing or breathlessness.
Some people with lymphoma develop other symptoms, called
- Drenching night sweats.
- Unexplained weight loss, usually more than 10% of total body weight.
- Fever of more than 100 degrees Farenheit, which can come and go, especially in the evening.
- Itching skin, usually without a rash.
- Unusual tiredness.
Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean that a person has lymphoma, but if these symptoms last longer than two or three weeks, you should see a doctor.