Signs and Symptoms of NHL
A swollen lymph node in the neck
Throughout your disease, you may or may not have symptoms. If you do, they may appear suddenly. Or they may show up over time. Whatever the case, watching your health can help you talk to your doctor about your NHL and be more involved in your care.
Below are possible signs that your NHL has advanced. But only your doctor can tell if these symptoms are related to your NHL, so be sure to visit your doctor regularly.
Your doctor will closely monitor your condition. But you, too, can take an active role by watching for symptoms, some of which are listed below.
- Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpit, or groin. This swelling can be painless
- Discomfort or a feeling of fullness in your abdomen
- Feeling very tired or weak
- Feeling short of breath
- Fever, night sweats, or weight loss
Keep in mind: You may have heard the term watch-and-wait. That means the doctor and patient will watch for symptoms and not start treatment unless needed.