Dr. Rosen describes common symptoms patients have when diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
In most instances, the individual will feel a lump. The lump is actually an enlarged lymph node. As the disease progresses, you may have fever, chills, or sweats. There may be a loss of appetite associated with weight loss. You may have increased fatigue. On rare instances, it will appear in the skin, and so you may see a blemish or a raised lump. There are other presentations that are less common, including abdominal discomfort or, on some occasions, bleeding.
About Dr. Steven Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P:
Steven Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine, at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Director of Cancer Programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Following his graduation with distinction from Northwestern University Medical School's Six-Year Honors Program in 1976, Dr. Rosen completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Rosen's laboratory research focuses on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies.