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Symptoms

The symptoms associated with various hematologic cancers and related disorders can vary depending on the particular disease. Common symptoms may include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes (especially lymph nodes in the neck or armpit) that usually don't hurt
  • Fevers or night sweats
  • Frequent infections
  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding and bruising easily (bleeding gums, purplish patches in the skin, or tiny red spots under the skin)
  • Swelling or discomfort in the abdomen (from a swollen spleen or liver)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Coughing, trouble breathing, or chest pain (in the case of lymphoma)
  • Becoming more sensitive to the effects of alcohol or having painful lymph nodes after drinking alcohol (associated with Hodgkin lymphoma)
  • Itchy skin (associated with Hodgkin lymphoma)
  • In addition, for multiple myeloma: broken bones, especially in the spine; excessive thirst; nausea/constipation; and frequent urination

These symptoms may also be associated with conditions other than cancer, such as infection and bleeding. Patients should see a doctor to determine the cause of their symptoms.

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