Generally, early in the evolution of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, it is characterized by a painless enlargement of lymph nodes. These swollen lymph nodes sometimes regress spontaneously to reappear later.
Most common symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma tend to appear in the organs containing lymphoid tissue: neck, armpit or groin areas. As the disease progresses, however, it can reach all parts of the body. This makes non-Hodgkin lymphoma a multi symptomatic disease. In addition to swollen lymph nodes, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can cause the following conditions:
- nightime sweat
- itchy skin
- weight loss
- increased risk of infection
- abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, often associated with coughing or trouble breathing.