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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is malignant lymphoma?

A malignant lymphoma is a cancer that arises from cells of the body's lymphatic system, and has the potential to spread to other parts of the body. There are different types classified according to what cell type the cancer is derived from. Risk factors include age, family history and a weakened immune system.

Symptoms of malignant lymphoma

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Swollen lymph nodes over multiple parts of the body

  • Swelling or water retention on one side of the body

  • Neck swelling

  • Fever

  • Repeated episodes of fever above 100.4°F / 38°C

  • Blood in stool

  • Swelling below the ear/s

Questions your doctor may ask to check for malignant lymphoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose malignant lymphoma

  • Do you feel your lymph nodes are swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you have multiple lymph nodes on your neck or under your armpit?

  • Do you have swelling on one side of your body?

  • Do you have swelling on the front of your neck?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for malignant lymphoma

Treatment varies based on the type of lymphoma, severity and general condition of the patient. Treatment may include a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and medication to ease symptoms.

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Internal medicine

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