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Living with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

The vast majority of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are able to enjoy extended periods in which they can live a full and active life. For example, if they have indolent disease or are in remission after treatment.

Nevertheless, the disease will have an impact on your life, particularly during treatment periods, that may result in you no longer being able to work or do all the things you do normally.

It’s therefore crucial to stay as healthy as possible through diet and gentle exercise and to learn how to deal with the stresses and strains of living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so you can concentrate on getting through your treatment.

If you are unable to work at any stage, make sure you have talked to your employer and made any necessary financial arrangements beforehand. If you are unsure about any benefits to which you may be entitled, or have any other concerns, talk to the doctor or nurse at your clinic, who will know where to find out more information.

Finally, the most important thing is to remember that your are not alone. There are many organisations and support groups in your local area and nationally to help you deal with any issues and listen to your story.

You can even read stories about other patients, and maybe tell us your story, on this website. To do so, simply visit “Patient stories”.

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