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Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer, and the third most common childhood cancer. Lymphoma has more than 30 sub-types, of which five subtypes make up Hodgkins Lymphoma. Over 25 subtypes make up Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

The symptoms of each include swollen lymph nodes, which may or may not be tender; fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, and lack of energy. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma may be accompanied by itching.

Dental infections can cause lymph node enlargement and tenderness, fever, and lack of energy. Since these are also symptoms of lymphoma, if dental infections are ruled out and the symptoms persist, a medical consultation to rule out other causes, including lymphoma should be considered.

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Author: Thomas J. Greany, D.D.S. / Editor: Ken Lambrecht

This page was last updated on March 6, 2018.

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