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About lymphoma

Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK.

What is lymphoma?

Information about what lymphoma is, possible causes and how the lymphatic system works. 

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Symptoms of lymphoma

Be aware of the common symptoms of lymphoma. You might also find our information and tips for coping with symptoms for people diagnosed with lymphoma helpful.

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Tests, diagnosis and staging

Tests and scans are used to diagnose and stage lymphoma, which then helps your medical team plan your treatment. 

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Treatment for lymphoma

Different types of lymphoma need different types of treatment. Treatment options can include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, active monitoring (watch and wait), stem cell transplants, targeted drugs and CAR T-cell therapy. 

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COVID-19 and lymphoma

Information about how COVID-19 might affect people with lymphoma, including vaccines and staying safe by reducing your risk of catching COVID-19. 

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Living with lymphoma

Lymphoma and its treatment can have an impact on various aspects of your day-to-day life. We give tips to help you adjust to and manage these changes.

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Side effects of treatment

Different treatments affect people in different ways. We outline some of the side effects of lymphoma treatment and give tips to help manage them.

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Relationships and caring

Lymphoma can have a significant impact on relationships. We give suggestions to help you talk about lymphoma with family, friends and colleagues.

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Living with and beyond lymphoma

Find tips to help you adjust to life after a diagnosis of lymphoma, including about exercise and physical activity, diet and nutrition. We suggest ways of managing the day-to-day practicalities and emotional impact of living with lymphoma.


Useful organisations

Find out about other organisations that you, family, carers or friends might find helpful to live well with and beyond lymphoma.

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We explain what's meant by some of the words commonly used by healthcare professionals in relation to lymphoma.


of lymphoma diagnosis

  • 5th

    5th most common

    Lymphoma is the fifth most common type of cancer in the UK (after breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers)

  • 1 in 10

    1 in 10 childhood cancers

    Around 1 in 10 cancers diagnosed in children are lymphomas

  • 1

    Most common blood cancer

    Lymphoma is the most common type of blood cancer


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