Whether this is your first treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or you have been treated before, this can be a very stressful period, with a lot to consider at a time when you are not feeling at your best.
You will have been given a great deal of information about the various treatment options and which ones are right for you. However, you may not remember much of what you were told, and are probably worried about potential side effects.
Also, the majority of patients have to give up work during treatment, at least until they start to feel better. This may present a whole series of questions and concerns for which you may not have the answers.
The important thing, however, is to remember that you are not alone. Whether family or friends, staff at the clinic, or support groups and organisations, there are people who want to listen and help.
Use these pages to find out more about the treatments you will be having, what practical things you can do to prepare for your visits to the clinic, and how to cope with your treatment on a day-to-day basis.
You can also order our Living with Lymphoma kit – a series of printed materials and CD that will help you to better understand and cope with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and the treatment you are receiving.
At the bottom of each page, you will find links to pages within the Lymphoma-net.org website that have more information on the topics discussed.
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