What are Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms? List from Cancer Survivors

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Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Symptoms

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

lump in the left side of my neck.
Painful swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fatigue, and constant fever.
Swollen lymphnodes in neck
I first noticed a lump on the left side of my neck and pursued it, finally having a different lymph node removed and classified as cancerous.
enlarged lymph nodes on neck,
Nagging cough and weird lump above my collarbone.
Most notably, I was itching horribly, and I lost 25+ lbs. Also, I wasn't sleeping and had vivid nightmares and night sweats when I did. I had a lumpy neck, fatigue, a cough that lasted for months, and finally, my left lung had collapsed (which lead to the diagnosis).
Weight loss vomting coughing can't lye flat fatigue
Lump in my neck, tired.
Rapid weight loss, persistent cough, itching, night sweats and fatigue.
a quarter-sized lump under my collarbone and breathing issues
Shortness of breath and being always tired.
wt loss, itching, night sweats, fevers
Itchy skin, night sweats, extreme fatigue, heart and chest nausea, lower left side pain.
Night sweats/ fevers, itching skin, lumps in neck and under arm
Lump found on left side of neck, just above the collar bone.
I was tired all the time, but blamed it on being the mother of three small children and working 2nd shift. I stopped playing with my kids outside or even going outside with them. I'd let them play while I dozed in and out. I also had asthma-like symptoms for over a year and was actually diagnosed with asthma...or should I say "misdiagnosed" with asthma. I had shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing jags. I had pains in my neck, which I thought were kinks and suddenly one day when I started rubbing my neck on January 21, 2009 it felt like a huge bulge. That whole day I had a horrible feeling after that and finally called to make an appointment with my doctor.
Lower back pain which became constant, responded well to NSAIDs and panadol which is probably why I put up with it for so long. Also got fevers, night sweats, mildy pruritic skin.
Night sweats, fevers, swollen lymph nodes on neck, fatigue, weight loss
itchiness, back ache, pressure in chest/shortness of breath, night sweats
Fever 101-103.9 everyday 3 or 4 times a day. Night sweats, chills, loss of appetite and fatigue.
fatigue, weight loss, fevers
Weight loss (35 Lbs) ... Night sweats... Exhaustion... Stomach pain... my spleen was enlarged by 6 times - my oncologist said if they had to remove it she would like to keep it for medical purposes - I said she could keep it for a doorstop...
Dizziness, Vertigo, chest pains, unstoppable cough, night sweats, Anemia, and unexplained weight loss (which for me was like WOW, I think I lost around 20+ because I didn't know I had cancer around this time when I notice this symptom in particular.)
Painless swollen right cervical lymphnode
I found lumps in the left side of my neck. The lumps got bigger and I found more. I had some night sweats and fatigue.
Fatigue Confusion Pain, achy Memory lapse Coughing, shortness of breath Night sweats Anxiety Depression
Night sweats Weight loss Fatigue
i had pain in my arm pit, it felt like i had pulled a mussel. my armpit was on fire. then the lump showed up and grew rappidly.
weight loss, sweats, temper, breathing, coughing up blood,
My cancer presented atypically. My very first symptom was not enlarged lymph nodes or fevers or itching, but severe bone pain in my lower back that radiated down into my left leg. This persisted for several weeks before I began experiencing fevers and night sweats. Sed rate was elevated but not extraordinarily. Doctors were baffled. First they thought it was lupus and then RA and then they told me it was all in my head - growing pains or some other lame-ass diagnosis. The symptoms continued and steadily worsened over the next several months before somebody finally had the sense enough to do an MRI and bone scan. These revealed a lesion near the L-4 vertebrate. A biopsy was performed and although the lesion did not have the characteristic features of lumbar osteomyelitis, that was the pathological diagnosis and what I was treated for. I underwent placement of PICC line for intravenous treatment for osteomyelitis. A chest x-ray was performed afterward to confirm correct placement of PICC line. It was at this time the radiologist detected lesions on the x-ray. I was referred to the Mayo Clinic. A CAT scan with IV contrast showed extensive mediastinal enlargement, mediastinal and hilar adenopathy, and lesions in the pulmonary parenchyma. The lumbar portion of the CAT scan reveled lymphatic involvement in the spinal region that was previously biopsied. A mediastinoscopy was performed but all tissue that was removed was identified as normal thymus. The surgeon then performed a thoracotomy and biopsied a large perihilar lymph node. The final pathology report showed nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease in the the lung and hilar lymph node, making it a stage 4B lesion. It took six months from the onset of symptoms until a definitive diagnosis could be made. My case was so atypical. There was never any palpable lymph nodes until the very end. In fact, the diagnosis was made almost by accident---by a random chest x-ray to determine proper placement of PICC line. I underwent six cycles of ABVD/MOPP and radiation to chest and spine. NED as of April 1992. July 1992 I began experiencing night sweats and fevers. Sed rate was elevated but no palpable lymph nodes. CAT scan of chest in August 1992 revealed changes in the mediastinum which was suspicious of recurrence. Underwent biopsy at Mayo Clinic 8/92 but surgeon could find no evidence of disease. Symptoms continued unabated. Lesions evident on liver, but liver biopsy returned normal. A second thoracotomy a week later revealed Hodgkin's. Stage 4B with involvement in liver, spleen and anterior mediastinum. Returned home and received 3 cycles of DECAL salvage therapy followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. NED as of 4/1993.
really itchy skin, it started in my hands and feet and after a couple months, everywhere. Some night sweats & fevers. No unexplained weight loss...ripped off.
enlarged left superclav. lymph node, some coughing
Fever, Chills, Night Sweats, Back Pain, Coughing, Tired, Run-down, and the Constant Feeling of Being Sick.
Lymph node above collar bone.
Swollen Lymph Node on left collar bone area. Weakness, fatigue.
Enlarged, unusually hard cervical lymph node
Night sweats, loss of weight/appetite, very fatigued, persistent cough, body aches.
Lump on left collarbone.
Swollen Lymph Node above my clavicle and some fatigue
Fatigue, night sweats, body aches, persistent cough, weight loss, loss of appetite.
Severe itching, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, shortness of breath, severe coughing, fatigue.
Small and large lump on the side of my neck. Fatigue, nerve pain and headaches.
Lump on neck, night sweats, itchy skin, tired, chills
Swollen Lymph Node in my neck.
Fatigue, grey pale skin, night sweats.
I actually didn't have any signs or symptoms. I woke up one day with a lump on my neck and we went from there.
Lump in the side of my neck and fatigue.
extreme weight loss (85 lbs), horrible joint and muscle pain, collapsed lung
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck/collarbone
Swollen face and neck
2 Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck, bad cough, and extreme fatigue.
right supraclavicular mass
Coughing, weight loss, night sweats
Asymptomatic, supraclavicle lymph nodes, whole body itch, weight loss, fatigue,loss of appetide
had one transplant ( stem cell waiting for another which is my last chance to live )
I found a lump above my left collar bone. I had hives on my forearms and occasional night sweats.
night pricking, loss weight, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes.
Swollen lymph nodes in left armpit & above left clavicle; night sweats; fatigue; bone pain; muscle aches; and fevers.
Lump in left supraclavicular space, itchy, tired
Sharp pain in chest/left side of my breast, extreme itching, and fatigue .
Mass at the base of my right side of the neck, itching, coughing, hard to breathe while bending over or picking things up, and fatigue.
Night sweats, itchy legs, overly tired, dry cough
Chest pains big lymph nodes cause energy loss chemo radiation test study drugs
Chest pain, pain after consuming alcohol, night sweats, coughing.
Lump on neck
Lump above my collar bone in November. Ignored it till I could see it in the mirror while brushing my teeth. Felt like I was being a hypochondriac going to the doctor only to find out it was Stage 2 Hodgkin's!
night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, loss of appetite, unstable blood count, pale face
Lump in neck, sweating at night, itchy all over
Fatigue, fever, drenching night sweats, shortness of breath and chronic cough
Enlarged lymph node above collarbone, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue
swollen lymph nodes on side of my throat
Large lump masses on left side of neck, occasional night sweats.
Weight loss, Cough, Nausea
Shortness of breathe, night sweats, itching, extreme fatigue
hodgkins itch, swollen lymph nodes
sensación de bien estar y ganglios inflamados que van sistemáticamente cada semana de un área a otra.
Enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue
Swollen lymph node in supraclavicular region & skin rashes
4b: bulky disease, anemia, breathlessness, night sweats, itchy legs 2a: nothing but a tiny swollen 1cm node. No symptoms & no blood markers
Enlarged lymph node(s) in my underarm, chest, and neck.
A lump that grew up to 10cm (bigger than a baseball) beside my right breast (a few inches under the armpit, on the rib cage), swollen lymph nodes on the neck and right armpit, extreme fatigue, itchiness in the arms and legs, unexplained weightloss and loss of appetite
night sweats, extreme fatigue, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes on collar bone, painful turning neck
A bit of fatigue and three lumps in neck found while poking around.
Glands in body
Swollen Lymph Node at Collar bone(supraclaicular Adenopathy) Slight unintentional weight loss. Persistent Cough Skin rashes
Enlarged lympnode on left side
Swollen nodes in neck and chest, swollen spleen, fatigue, mild itching.
early stages
Sweats, Massive Lump on neck, Tired
Night sweats
red spots, itchy skin, lumps above the collarbone, chest pain
Swelling neck. In large lympnode, itching
Weight loss, fever, swelling nodes at neck
Cough when exercising
swollen neck glands for 6 months
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