Specific lymphoma symptoms in children vary according to disease type, but most have the following symptoms in common:
- Painless swelling or enlargement of lymph nodes, especially in the neck, armpits and groin
- Excessive night sweats
- Unexplained fever
- Undetermined weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Itchy skin
In addition, non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms can include:
- Swollen abdomen (when the disease started in belly)
- Feeling full after a small meal
- Shortness of breath or cough (when the disease started in the chest)
Most of the time, these symptoms are not caused by lymphoma. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.
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