If you’ve just found out that you have lymphoma, or someone close to you has it - you’ll probably have lots of questions. There’s plenty information out there, but it can be truly mind-boggling to know where to turn to and what to read up on.
So, our cancer care team have compiled some of the important ’things you need to know’ about lymphoma, that may help answer some of your concerns.
What is lymphoma?
Both are cancers of the lymphatic system – a network of vessels and glands that connect throughout your body and carry infection-fighting white blood cells.
Mags Beal, Cancer Care clinical operations manager explains:
“There are a number of different types of lymphoma, each with differing forms of aggressiveness, for example the speed of progression can vary for each type, which can then effect the treatment and prognosis of the condition.”
According to Lymphoma Action, lymphoma is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK1. Thankfully, it’s often one of the most curable types too.