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Unlikely: Itching can be caused by many other conditions. Lymphomas cause swollen lymph nodes first, then anything else later. If the itching persists, you need a doctor to examine you and find out the cause. ...Read more
What is the major symptom of lymphoma? I want to have a biopsy done but there is no swollen node so does that matters.
Many, varied: Lymphomas can present either with Prolonged fever(>100 degrees) or enlarged lymph nodes somewhere in the body including in places like Chest and Abdomen where it is difficult to feel a growth unless it becomes very large. In the absence of these two features, I would seriously doubt the presence of a Lymphoma. ...Read more
What are the symptoms when lymphoma affects thymus gland? Can chest pain be the only symptom of lymphoma?
May or may not be sx: Lymphoma will produce a sizable mass which will grow and become obvious before any other symptoms might appear. If the Chest CT Scan is normal, then I doubt there is any lymphoma in the Thymus/chest. Chest pain is a nonspecific symptom which can be caused by many many reason, some obvious, others not so obvious. ...Read more
Is extreme overheating at night without sweating a possible symptom of lymphoma? I'm getting biopsy of supraclavicular node-but nervous of possibility
Is chronic hives a symptom of lymphoma? What about a cough that gets better w/ prednisone? also, have "high esophonpils" and medistinal adenopathy no other symptoms not even fatigue, only have asthmA
Is muscle twitching a symptom of lymphoma? No muscle pain or weakness just random twitching in muscles. Have a swollen lymph node in armpit. I'm 18
Not typical: A lot of early lymphoma have no symptoms. Some can cause local symptoms depending on their anatomic location and size. Muscle twitching is not a typical sx from lymphoma. Classical constitutional sx (not everyone) are: fever, night sweat (soaking sweat), and weight loss (10% over 6 months). Systemic sx can occur in aggressive or late lymphoma. ...Read more
Is a flu like feeling a symptom of lymphoma (Hodgkin, non hodgkin)? Also, got a lump in armpit near breast and some itching all over my body. I'm scared
Flu Hodgkin lymphoma: Yes can be. Rather than be scared see your Dr. ...Read more
Can floaters alone be a sign of eye lymphoma? Are there any other symptom the absence of which guarantee that I don't have lymphoma?
Tough question: Floaters are a "normal" event in most. Yes, lymphoma in the vitreous can present as floaters, but even then, it still needs a pathology diagnosis (biopsy). If there is a history of lymphoma, and now at 21 you have floaters, see a retinal specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
28/f, itchy skin all over body, no rash. Scared it could be lymphoma. Read it's a common symptom. No dry skin, not allergic reaction. No other problems?
Get checked by Docto: Itching is common among normal healthy people. Most often it is due to dry skin which is very common in colder winter months(home heat make sit much worse). It is not a common symptom or lymphoma. So you can get that out of your mind. Use some oily lotions daily and it should settle down. If it gets worse/persists despite well oiled skin, then get a medical check up from your doctor. ...Read more
Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle,& leg be a symptom?
Are frequent, very mild night sweats (damp forehead, groin, bend of knees) a symptom of metastatic cancer? They're not drenching, like with lymphoma.
Could be several: Lymphoma is a general category which includes many subtypes of hodgkins and non-hodgkins lymphomas. They may manifest slowly over years while higher grades progress more quickly. As a class, lymphomas my occur practically anywhere, so the possible symptoms can vary substantially. ...Read more
They vary: Could be no symptoms or weight loss, drenching night sweats, development of enlarged lymph nodes, fevers, infections, fatigue. Many of these are caused by the disease progressing and causing other problems. ...Read more
Large lymph nodes: That is the most common symptoms. But it may also include weight loss, fever, drenching sweats, abnormal blood counts, autoimmune problems and compression of organs resulting from the enlarged lymph nodes leading to pain, jaundice, bone fractures or neurological complications. ...Read more
Differs: Different types of lymphoma have different symptoms. The more aggressive types frequently have symptoms such as fevers, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. Tb (tuberculosis) is one infectious disease that can have similar symptoms, but frequently with cough. Other cancers also can have similar symptoms. Fevers and weight loss can also be part of an autoimmune disease such as lupus. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes: Enlarged lymph nodes is the most common sign of lymphoma. They can become quite large, several inches. Some patients also report night sweats. Lymphomas are classified according to their microscopic appearance. In adults, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma are the most common. ...Read more
Several...: Some of the most common types of lymphoma in adults are: hodgkin lymphoma (~ 30%), follicular lymphoma (~ 20%), diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (25-30% of non-hodgkin lymphomas). The frequency depends on multiple factors including age and geographic location. Multiple signs and symptoms can occur including: weight loss, night sweats, lymph node enlargement, fatigue, etc. ...Read more