Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

What are the symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

The following are the most common symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma; however, each child may experience symptoms differently:

  • Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in neck, underarm, groin and chest.
  • Difficulty breathing (dyspnea) due to enlarged nodes in the chest.
  • Fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Tiring easily (fatigue).
  • Weight loss/decreased appetite.
  • Itching skin (pruritus).
  • Frequent viral infections (i.e., cold, flu, sinus infection).

The symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma may resemble other blood disorders or medical problems. Always consult your child’s physician for a diagnosis.