Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Symptoms

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma symptoms are caused by the presence of Reed-Sternberg type cells in the immune system. The number of these cancer cells increase as the disease advances. According to the National Cancer Institute, 8,490 new cases of this cancer and 1,320 deaths are estimated to be reported in the United States in 2010. This disease have to major types, namely; the classical and the nodular lymphocyte-predominant forms.

If the cancer symptoms are diagnosed early, there are 90 percent or higher chances of survival. The incidences of this disease is high in people between the ages 15-35 years and those above 55 years. This article tries to gain further insight on the signs of Hodgkin disease (other name for this ailment).

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Symptoms:

  • Painless swelling of neck lymph nodes
  • Swelling of groin lymph node
  • Underarm lymph node swelling
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Unexplained recurrent fevers
  • Anemia
  • A type of episodic and recurrent fever known as PelEbstein fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Pallor
  • Tiredness
  • Bone pain
  • Easy fractures
  • Edema
  • Wheezing
  • Jaundice
  • Yellow eyes
  • Bronze skin
  • Nausea
  • Dark, red, orange and reddish urine
  • Pale feces
  • Foul-smelling feces
  • Loss of appetite
  • Confusion
  • Furry tongue
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Profuse sweating
  • Malaise
  • Paralysis
  • Paresthesias
  • Abnormal sensations
  • Anorexia
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Brassy cough
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Enlarged liver
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Low blood platelet level
  • Reduced white blood cell count
  • Destruction of red blood cells
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Reduced blood phosphate level
  • Increased blood calcium level
  • Increased number of leukocytes or white blood cells in the blood
  • Increased number of eosinophils (type of white blood cells) in the blood
  • Increased number of neutrophils (type of immune system cells protecting against infections) in the blood

Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms do not appear in initial stages of the disease. With the advancement of the ailment, the signs become apparent
. In the advanced stages of the disease, the signs are development of malignant tumors in the gastrointestinal system, liver, lungs and the breast.

Lymph node biospy, blood tests, CT scan, PET scans and Gallium scan are some of the diagnostic techniques used to find the signs of Hodgkin’s disease.

1 response to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Symptoms

  1. I have ” bumps on my scrotom, some small hail folical size smoe as big as a pea. Some pop as like a zit and once a semi hard sack that I pulled out w/it but they have been there 13years I’ve never infected anyone. One doc said limphomas. What can I do to have them all gone?

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