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Awareness week for fifth most common cancer
A CHARITY is hoping to raise awareness next week of the UK's fifth most common cancer.
The Lymphoma Association is using the week as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its most common symptoms.
Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system. There are many different types of lymphoma, although they are broadly categorised as Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The most common symptom of lymphoma is a painless lump or swelling, often in the neck, armpit or groin. Other common symptoms include excessive sweating (especially at night), fevers, unexplained weight loss, unusual tiredness, persistent itching, a cough or breathlessness and abdominal pain or diarrhoea.
Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week runs from September 10-16. For more details visit www.lymphomas.org.uk or call the Lymphoma Association on 0808 8085555.
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