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
- excessive sweating, especially at night
- rash and itchy skin
- persistent cough
- shortness of breath
- pain (uncommon).
Cancers that are diagnosed early can be easier to treat.
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.