5. Intense Itchiness
It could mean Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Severe, persistent itchiness—triggered by an overabundance of abnormal cells circulating in the bloodstream—can be a very early sign of these two types of cancer. It’s not a normal itch. It feels like something is underneath your skin, —and neither over-the-counter anti-itch creams nor antihistamines offer relief.
If you notice other symptoms, like painless swelling of the lymph nodes, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and shortness of breath, see your doctor. When caught early, these cancers can have a good prognosis.