Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Disease
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]]>Hodgkin’s disease]]> does not usually cause pain. As the disease develops, the following symptoms may occur:
- Painless swelling of the lymph nodes, especially in the neck, area of the collarbone, armpit, or groin—Any persistent swelling (lasting more than two weeks) should be examined by your doctor.
- Persistent fatigue
- Unexplained fever
- Night sweating
- Weight loss
- Itching especially after a shower or exposure to heat
- Decreased appetite
Swollen Lymph Nodes
Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/hodgkin . Accessed April 24, 2009.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Available at: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm_lls. Accessed April 24, 2009.
Last reviewed April 2009 by ]]>Igor Puzanov, MD]]>
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