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Symptoms of Hodgkins Disease

Hodgkins disease does not usually cause pain. As the disease develops, the following symptoms may occur:

  • Painless swelling of the lymph nodes, especially in the neck, collarbone, armpit, or groin—any swelling that lasts more than two weeks should be examined by your doctor.
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Unexplained fever
  • Night sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Itching especially after a shower or exposure to heat
  • Decreased appetite
Swollen Lymph Nodes
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Revision Information

  • Hodgkin lymphoma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Available at: . Accessed April 29, 2013.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: . Accessed April 29, 2013.

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