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Are hives a risk factor for lymphoma?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

About a third of people with lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system, experience hives. Other symptoms of lymphoma include weakness, unexplained weight loss, fever, and trouble breathing. If you get hives, your doctor can perform tests to help determine the cause and to rule out other reasons for them. Consult a dermatologist or allergist for more information.

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