Lymphoma Signs and Symptoms

Lymphoma Signs and Symptoms

MSK medical oncologist and lymphoma specialist Colette Owens

MSK experts such as medical oncologist Colette Owens treat lymphoma with a variety of techniques while managing symptoms of the disease and its treatments. She sees patients at MSK Monmouth and MSK Basking Ridge.

The most common early symptom of lymphoma is painless swelling of one or more lymph nodes, typically in your neck, armpits, or groin.

Other common signs and symptoms of lymphoma include:

  • fever
  • unexplained weight loss
  • sweating (often at night)
  • lack of energy
  • itching

Many of these symptoms may be related to other conditions. For example, it’s normal for your lymph nodes to become swollen or enlarged when you’re fighting off a viral or bacterial infection. But if they stay swollen for long periods or become enlarged for no apparent reason, it may be a sign of lymphoma.

Anyone with persistent symptoms should see a doctor.

Read more about how lymphoma is diagnosed

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