Lymphoma – as the name suggests – is cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste, and other harmful substances. Lymphoma can develop in lymph nodes or organs, but it most commonly develops in the lymph nodes.
The two primary types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma (95% of all cases) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more likely to occur in people over the age of 60. Lymphoma symptoms can vary depending on the type and stage of cancer, and may include;
1Common Symptoms of Lymphoma
Fever is often considered the hallmark of infection, but it can also be secondary to cancer. If you have an unexplained fever that lasts more than a few days, it could be a sign of lymphoma. The fever often follows a step ladder pattern. It rises quickly and then drops several times in a day. Both types of lymphomas usually cause a high grade fever.