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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.
  • Fever.
  • Excessive sweating, including night sweats.
  • Unexplained weight loss that's not attributable to changes in diet and exercise.
  • Excessively itchy skin.
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