Carers of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma often face what can seem like a double burden. They are dealing with the practical aspects of caring for a spouse, partner, relative or friend who is going through a difficult and potentially frightening experience. Yet, they are also having to be strong when they may be feeling helpless and emotionally drained themselves.
In addition to taking care of day-to-day concerns, carers need to learn about the condition and its management. This can be daunting when there is so much to think about.
It’s important to remember, however, that you are not alone, and that you can look after someone properly only if you also look after yourself.
You can also order our Living with Lymphoma kit for your friend or loved one. This series of printed materials and CD will help them and you understand non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and its treatment, and help them through this difficult time.
At the end of the section, you will find links to information about different stages of a patient’s experience of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, where you will be able to learn more about your loved one’s condition.
Some useful links Treatment for newly diagnosed NHL