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How does AIDS-related lymphoma affect the body?

In AIDS-related lymphoma, cancer cells invade the lymph system -- the bone marrow, tonsils, spleen, and thymus, plus the lymph nodes, vessels, and fluid -- which is part of the immune system. People with AIDS-related lymphoma may experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, or swelling of the lymph nodes. While lymphomas may grow slowly in other people, they usually grow quickly in people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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