Childhood Hodgkin's Disease Symptoms

Possible signs of childhood Hodgkin’s disease include:

  • Painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, chest, underarm or groin
  • Persistent fever
  • Soaking night sweats
  • Coughing, chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Itchy skin
  • Persistent weakness and fatigue

More often than not, these symptoms are not due to cancer. Infections or other health problems may also cause symptoms such as these. However, if your child experiences these symptoms for more than two weeks, it’s time to call your doctor to get some definitive answers.