The warning signs of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are so subtle that often patients don't realize anything is wrong. The most common symptom, and often the only one, is swollen lymph nodes, which are painless lumps in your neck, armpits or groin. Other symptoms may include:
- All-over-body itchiness
- Excessive night sweats
- Fatigue and weakness
- Unexplained, rapid weight loss
- Continuous or intermittent fever
- Breathlessness along with swelling of the face and neck.
Other unusual symptoms may arise as well, since lymphomas can occur in any organ. A lymphoma in the stomach can trigger abdominal pain, and a lymphoma in the brain can cause headaches or leg weakness. If you experience several of these symptoms or feel at all concerned that you might have lymphoma, see your doctor. Because most of these symptoms can also indicate harmless conditions, only a medical professional can properly diagnose you.