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What Are Lymphoma Symptoms and Signs?
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Often, the first sign of lymphoma is a painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, under an arm, or in the groin.
Symptoms of lymphoma may vary from patient to patient and may include one or more the following:
These symptoms are nonspecific, and not every patient will have all of these potential symptoms. This means that a patient's symptoms could be caused by any number of conditions unrelated to cancer. For instance, they could be signs of the flu or other viral infection, but in those cases, they would not last very long. In lymphoma, the symptoms persist over time and cannot be explained by an infection or another disease.
When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Lymphoma?
Swelling in the neck, armpit, or groin, or unexplained swelling in an arm or leg should prompt one to seek medical attention. Such swellings may have many causes or have nothing to do with lymphoma, but they should be checked.
If any of the following symptoms persist for more than a few days, seek medical attention:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
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