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.

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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.

Sources

  • National Cancer Institute
  • Medscape reference
  • MacMillan Cancer Support
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