Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma is a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that primarily affects the liver and spleen. The symptoms of this cancer can vary from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms that many people experience.
The Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma Include:
- Fever: This is a common symptom in many types of lymphoma, including hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. The fever is usually high and persistent, and it is not related to an infection.
- Weight loss: Unexplained weight loss is another common symptom. This is usually a loss of 10% or more of body weight over a period of six months or less.
- Night sweats: These are often drenching and can lead to frequent changes of night clothes and bedding.
- Abdominal pain or discomfort: This is due to the enlargement of the liver and spleen.
- Fatigue: This is a common symptom in many types of cancer, including lymphoma. It is often severe and does not improve with rest.
- Easy bruising or bleeding: This can occur due to a low platelet count, which is a common feature of this disease.
Seek Care For Your Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma
Seeking medical attention promptly if you are experiencing symptoms related to your hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma is of utmost importance. Prompt initiation of treatment is essential to achieve the best possible outcomes. Delaying treatment can allow the lymphoma to progress, making it more challenging to achieve remission.
Medical attention can help manage and alleviate your symptoms and side effects and allow doctors to tailor a treatment plan that allows you to live as comfortably as possible. Doctors can adjust treatment as needed and provide supportive care to manage treatment-related side effects and complications. Coping with a cancer diagnosis is emotionally and psychologically challenging. You don't have to deal with side effects alone. In addition to discussing with your medical team, if you are experiencing symptoms and want to know what has worked for other blood cancer patients, visit HealthTree's Side Effect Solutions tool. Here you can search for the symptoms you are experiencing and read about what's worked (and what hasn't worked) for patients just like you.