Top 5 Symptoms of Lymphoma Cancer: Night Sweats, Fever, Weight Loss – Be Alert!

2024-04-18 11:00:05

Sweating violently in the middle of the night while sleeping, the man’s examination revealed that he had lymphoma cancer. Doctor: Be careful if there are 5 symptoms.

[Lymphome/Cancer/Sueurs nocturnes/Fièvre/Perte de poids]Many people experience night sweats while sleeping. A middle-aged man in Taiwan suffered from prolonged night sweats, which seriously affected his sleep. treatment and he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Doctors emphasize that if you experience the top five symptoms, you should be vigilant and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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Taiwanese emergency physician Jia Wei shared a case on the show “Doctors Are So Hot.” A middle-aged man suffered from night sweats for a long time, which seriously affected his sleep. Sometimes he woke up in the middle of the night. to wipe off his sweat and his clothes were soaked, so he went to the hospital for treatment.

Afterwards, the doctor examined the man and asked if he had any other abnormalities, but the man replied that he had none. The doctor then suggested that if he was still sweating too much at night and needed to get up to wipe off his sweat, he could take his temperature first.

After the man returned home, after two weeks of observation, it was found that every time he had night sweats, his body temperature was around 37.8 to 37.9 degrees Celsius . So he quickly went to the emergency room for medical treatment and underwent a full-body chest and abdominal CT scan. Unexpectedly, he saw many lymph nodes in his abdomen, which was confirmed to be lymphoma.

Dr. Jia Wei reminds that many blood diseases, such as leukemia, blood cancer, lymphoma, etc., should be vigilant for the occurrence of night sweats, accompanied by symptoms such as fever, chills, loss physical strength, loss of appetite, weight loss. , etc. ,

If these conditions are combined, it is probably not a good thing, or they may be very specific and difficult to diagnose chronic infections.

Lymphoma: known as the “silent cancer”

According to information from the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society and Smart Friends, lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. When lymphocytes in the human body undergo malignant changes, they continue to proliferate in the lymph nodes and form tumors. Lymphoma can be mainly divided into two categories: “Hodgkin lymphoma” and “non-Hodgkin lymphoma”. Among them, “non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma”, the eighth deadliest cancer in Hong Kong, is the most common and can occur anywhere in the body. The incidence is relatively undetectable and can be classified into three categories: chronic, malignant, and highly malignant lymphoma. Among them, patients with malignant lymphoma and high-grade malignant lymphoma develop very quickly if they do not receive appropriate treatment, and may lose their precious lives within a few months.

Symptoms can easily be confused with other illnesses

Symptoms of lymphoma are usually not obvious and can easily be confused with other illnesses. The six most common symptoms are:

If the cancer cells have spread to the bone marrow and damaged the hematopoietic system, patients may develop anemia, bruising, infection, etc. However, these symptoms may be similar to other illnesses and may not be related to lymphoma. Therefore, when the above symptoms persist, patients should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

The medical community does not yet fully understand the causes of lymphoma, but recent research reports have shown that the following risk factors increase the risk of developing lymphoma:

  • genetic disease
  • Viral infection (such as HIV infection)
  • radiation
  • chemical medicine
  • Immune system disorders in the body (such as rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS, and immunosuppressants after organ transplantation)

Zhan Chusheng, a specialist in hematology and hematological oncology, once said in an interview that the average age of onset of lymphoma is 50 years old, and many recent cases belong to the 20 to 30 years old group, which is a very young. age range. Although younger patients are easier to cure, chemotherapy can cause long-term damage to the heart and lungs. In contrast, for older patients over 65 years old, age, physical condition and even dosage standards are difficult to control. the chances of radical cure are relatively low.

To prevent the occurrence of lymphoma, you need to lead a regular lifestyle, not stay up late, not smoke or drink, exercise moderately, and eat a balanced diet. Especially when physical abnormalities occur, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible for early detection and treatment.

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