Signs and Symptoms of Lymphoma
Signs of inflammation usually occurs in one or more of the lymph nodes located in your. . .
Infection as being the reason for lymph node swelling is one of the very common signs in children.
How will you know if swelling is one of the lymphoma symptoms?
The following signs and symptoms will occur. . .
1. The swelling persists.
When swollen lymph nodes return to normal size within a few weeks or months after you take antibiotics mean they are signs or symptoms of only an infection. A swelling that doesn't subside even after treatment is one of the warning signs you must see your doctor for.
2. The size of the lymph node is bigger than one inch.
A swelling that worsens and becomes larger is one of the important signs of lymphoma.
3. The swelling is accompanied by other suspicious signs.
Symptoms such as a swollen belly or abdominal pressure and chest pain or respiratory problems.
Your belly may swell if the cancer affects the lymphatic tissues in the abdomen. If you are female, it may look like you are pregnant. Swelling may put pressure in your intestines and block the passage of stool creating new symptoms such as abdominal pain.
Respiratory problems are also signs which include coughing or shortness of breath. They are symptoms caused when the cancer already affects the lymphatic tissue of the thymus gland. The thymus gland is located in front of your heart. Thus, you may feel discomfort signs on the chest.
A swollen thymus can also put pressure on the trachea causing respiratory symptoms such as difficulty in breathing.
As lymphoma progresses and spreads beyond your lymph nodes, your body's immune system further loses its ability to fight foreign invaders. Symptoms you feel may also worsen.
This results to infections and additional signs and symptoms such as:
You may experience the following signs and symptoms of lymphoma as the cancer progress: