Worldwide, about 4 percent of all cancer cases end up being some form of lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Two types of lymphoma exist: Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins. While Hodgkin’s mutations begin right in the lymph node, Non-Hodgkins lymphoma can manifest in either your lymphatic system or among your organs.
Your lymphatic system creates lymphocytes which act as a network of defenses. When a lymphocyte mutates, it begins attacking the very network your body uses to protect you. Catching lymphoma early is key to a successful recovery so take a minute to familiarize yourself with these common signs and symptoms.
10. Night Sweats
Night sweats are a warning sign that your body may have started producing or is advancing with cancerous cells in your lymphatic system. While the medical world isn’t sure why night sweats occur, what they do know is that it’s a good sign you should be checked out.
Make sure to let your doctor know how long your night sweats have been taking place or if you’ve been sick recently or are taking medication. The more information you can give, the better your chances for an accurate and speedy diagnosis.