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
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms
The most common symptom of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a lump 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
- unexplained fevers
- excessive sweating, especially at night
- rash and itchy skin
- persistent cough
- shortness of breath
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.