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The most common symptom is a painless swelling in the neck, armpit or groin.
Other symptoms can include:
- sweating a lot, especially at night
- not feeling hungry
- unexplained weight loss
- a general itch all over the body
- pain when you drink alcohol (the pain occurs where the lymphoma is).
Some patients have only vague symptoms, such as weight loss or feeling tired a lot of the time.
What if I have symptoms which I think may be due to lymphoma?
If you have symptoms which may be due to lymphoma you should go and see your GP. Your doctor will ask you questions about your symptoms, check your medical history and examine you.
If your GP thinks you may have cancer, they will send you to see a specialist doctor (a haematologist or oncologist) at a nearby hospital. There are NHS cancer referral guidelines to help GPs decide who may need to see a specialist, and how quickly.