Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma refers to a group of different cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system. In particular, these cancers originate in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Lymphoma refers to any cancer that begins in these cells, and lymphomas are classified as Hodgkin's lymphoma or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma based on their appearance under the microscope and additional tests to characterize the cells.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can arise almost anywhere in the body. Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can vary but may include painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin. Other associated symptoms can include
- abdominal pain or swelling,
- chest pain,
- coughing or trouble breathing,
- persistent fatigue,
- night sweats, and
- unexplained weight loss.
Cause of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Doctors don't know the exact cause of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Other non-hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Pain or Swelling
- Chest Pain
- Coughing or Trouble Breathing
- Night Sweats
- Painless, Swollen Lymph Nodes in the Neck, Armpits, or Groin
- Persistent Fatigue
- Unexplained Weight Loss
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