• Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Disease

    Hodgkin’s 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, area of the collarbone, armpit, or groin—Any persistent swelling (lasting 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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    Hodgkin lymphoma. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/hodgkin . Accessed April 24, 2009.

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Available at: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/hm%5Flls . Accessed April 24, 2009.

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