10 Symptoms of Lymphoma

By jolene
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
Jul 23, 2018
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Symptom #3: Weight Loss

A dramatic amount of weight loss is a definite sign to seek medical attention. A dramatic amount of weight loss occurs when you lose more than 5% of your body weight in less than six months without going through a new exercise routine, diets, or intentionally trying losing weight.

While it is a non-specific symptom and can be caused by other medical issues, it can be a sign of lymphoma as the growth and multiplication of cancer cells starts burning up more energy in your body. This results in your body starting to fight back which also burns more energy. Both these factors can lead to dramatic weight loss especially when lymphomas grow quickly. Seek medical attention if you unintentionally lose 5% of your weight in 6-12 months.


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