There are no screening tests or early detection tests to find Hodgkin's lymphoma early, however, there are several potential symptoms that could alert a person to the possible presence of Hodgkin's.
Keep in mind when considering the following list of symptoms that: Many are non-specific (they can mean many things other than Hodgkin's), and that some people do not show any symptoms.
*The best thing any person can do is bring any concerns they have immediately to their physician or health care professional.
Swollen lymph nodes
Painless, swollen nodes in the neck, groin, or clavicle that are hard or rubbery to the touch
An unexplained cough, generally coupled with fatigue
A rare symptom and one that cannot currently be explained
A feeling of pain or discomfort in the lymph nodes upon consuming alcohol
Drenching night sweats that require changing the sheets
Unexplained weight loss occurring over several months
Unexplained, extended fatigue that isn't relieved by getting a good night's rest
Unexplained fever or chills lasting several months
Skin that is itchy for no obvious or particular reason
The last five Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms listed are considered 'B' symptoms in and tend to signify a less optimistic prognosis than when they are not present.
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute