Health Tip: Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Including swollen lymph nodes
(HealthDay News) -- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the lymph nodes. While in most cases the cause remains a mystery, it's believed that people with weakened immune systems may be at higher risk, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.
The agency cites American Cancer Society statistics that a person has a 1-in-50 chance of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The NLM offers this list of the disease's common symptoms:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, groin, neck, and elsewhere.
- Excessive sweating, including night sweats.
- Unexplained weight loss that's not attributable to changes in diet and exercise.
- Excessively itchy skin.