Jul 26, 2012 - 10:37 pm
Hello to my friends here on the HL/NHL Boards,
My boss was out from work for the last ten days. When he came in he said he felt like he had had the flu or something, and had run a high fever off and on. I did not think a lot about it, but the next day he mentioned that he had lost 18 pounds in a week, "due to that sweating all night." He said he kept waking up around 3:00 am, and the sheets had to be changed, etc. He said "water was running out of him like a water sprinkler." He also mentioned a sore throat.
I am concerned, because I know night sweats are the classic "B" symptom in aggressive HL and NHL (I never had sweats or "B" synptoms). My questin is: Does lymphoma cause fever in people with sweats at night ? Is this much weight loss typical of emerging lymphoma ?