Lymphoma is a particular type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is the body’s natural germ-fighting network. The body’s immune system contains cells called lymphocytes, which can sometimes become abnormal and grow out of control. This is known as lymphoma.
Lymphoma is a complex cancer with over 70 different types and subtypes, and is classified under two main categories: Hodgkin Lymphoma (of which there are 6 types) and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (of which there are over 60 types and subtypes).
There are many different symptoms and warning signs of lymphoma and they can often be confused with other diseases, as lymphoma symptoms can be nonspecific and subtle. However, there are a number of symptoms that you should look out for in particular, which we’ll outline below.
Lymphoma affects everybody differently – some people can experience a lot of different symptoms whilst others may only experience one or two.
The above mentioned are the main, most common symptoms of lymphoma, but there are still other warning signs that you should keep an eye on, such as, loss of appetite, fever, chills, chest pain, frequent infections, easy bruising or bleeding etc. If you have any persistent symptoms from the above and are worried you may be experiencing the warning signs of lymphoma, it’s best to see your doctor.
If you’re looking for advice or want to find out more about lymphoma, you can read more about Lymphoma care and treatments at Ramsay, or get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with one of our specialists.