One of the symptoms of these blood cancers is sleep hyperhidrosis (aka night sweats). Also referred to as one of the B-symptoms, it may be used for prognosis.
What is the the mechanism behind the symptom?
Possibilities I came up with:
- Body is more likely to be infected due to immune compromise and thus a bacterial or viral etiology
- White cell counts may be very high causing release of cytokines which affect thermal regulation
- Something else
Why is there more sweating at night and not so much in the daytime?