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What are the symptoms of stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Like other types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, stage 4 symptoms generally begin with a painless swelling of the affected lymphatic area (the neck, armpit, and groin). Alternately, a cough or shortness of breath caused by swollen lymph nodes in the chest pressing on the lungs may be the first symptom felt. If the disease is particularly advanced, a fever of unknown origin may appear as a symptom. Night sweats, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue are also symptoms associated with certain types of stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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