What are some symptoms of marginal zone lymphoma?


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Splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma may cause symptoms of fatigue and discomfort due to an enlarged spleen, states the American Cancer Society. Nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma symptoms include apparent swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin, says About.com.

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Another type, extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, may cause heartburn, indigestion, nausea and light sensitivity, according to Right Diagnosis. Other symptoms of this type of lymphoma include fatigue, weight gain, constipation and facial numbness.

Extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma starts in the stomach and may also cause stomach ulcers, says the American Cancer Society. Other potential sites for this time of lymphoma include the lungs, skin, thyroid, saliva glands and the tissue around the eyes. This type is usually contained within the afflicted area. The average age for patients with this type of lymphoma is 60, as of 2015.

Nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma is found mostly in older women, according to the ACS. It is rare and is usually confined to the lymph nodes. However, it is sometimes found in bone marrow. Splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma is also rare and is found solely in the spleen and bone marrow. Patients of this type are typically elderly and male. Both splenic and nodal marginal zone lymphomas grow slowly and may not require treatment if symptoms do not cause trouble.

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