Cancer cells can spread to
other organs - especially the digestive tract, chest, lungs or skin - and cause severe complications. The nature
and severity of the complications depend on the location of the lymphoma.
For example, a lymphoma in
the chest can cause facial swelling or accumulation of fluid in the lungs (pleural effusion); a lymphoma in the
stomach or small intestine can lead to constipation or severe abdominal pain; if the cancer is localized in the
groin, it can lead to swollen legs; if the lymphoma is located in the skin, it can cause thickening and dark
discoloration of the skin.