Symptoms Of Lymphoma In Children


Symptoms of lymphoma in children are generally non-specific, meaning that they could indicate health problems other than lymphoma. Regardless, they should be brought to the attention of a physician or health professional as soon as possible so that the proper tests can be carried out and the determination be made.

Symptoms of lymphoma in children are, in no particular order:

  • Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, groin, stomach or armpit
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Drenching night sweats
  • Swelling of the head or neck
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty swallowing

If a child exhibits one or more of these symptoms, he or she should be seen by a physician immediately for a proper examination. Tests that may be required include biopsy, chest x-ray and CT scans.


  • National Cancer Institute
  • Medscape reference
  • MacMillan Cancer Support

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