Hodgkin lymphoma

Noticing symptoms

Hodgkin lymphoma

Noticing symptoms

Cancers and other diseases can cause symptoms. These are changes in your body that you notice. Examples of symptoms are having a cough, a pain or a lump.  

Symptoms can be caused by many illnesses, not just cancer, but it is always best to have them checked out by a GP. 

What you need to know

Symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma

The most common symptom of Hodgkin lymphoma is a lump in the body, often in the neck, armpit or groin. The lump is caused by an enlarged lymph node and usually isn’t painful.

Other symptoms can include:

  • unexplained weight loss
  • fatigue or tiredness
  • fever
  • excessive sweating, especially at night
  • rash and itchy skin
  • persistent cough
  • shortness of breath
  • pain (uncommon).
Some of these symptoms can be caused by other illnesses, like the flu. However, it is always best to let your doctor know about any symptoms you have. 
Cancers that are diagnosed early can be easier to treat.

Next steps

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have symptoms that you are worried about, even if they seem minor, you should go to see a GP. Don't be embarrassed to bring up your concerns. 

Remember, cancers that are found earlier can be easier to treat.

Where to get help

There are people you can talk to for more information or support.

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