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About lymphoma

Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK.

What is lymphoma?

Find out about the body’s lymphatic system, lymphoma, and its possible causes.

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Lymphoma symptoms

Symptoms of lymphoma

Learn about the common symptoms of lymphoma.

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Tests, diagnosis and staging

Find out about the tests you might have to diagnose and stage lymphoma, including blood tests, biopsies, X-rays and scans.

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Treatment for lymphoma

Learn about treatments for lymphoma, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, active monitoring (watch and wait), stem cell transplants and targeted drugs.

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Living with lymphoma

Learn how lymphoma and its treatment might affect your everyday life. We give tips to help you adjust to these changes.

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Side effects of treatment

Learn about the possible short and long-term side effects of lymphoma treatment and how to manage them.

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Relationships and caring

Lymphoma can put pressure on relationships. We give suggestions to help you communicate with family, friends and colleagues.

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Living with and beyond lymphoma

Find tips to help you live well with and beyond lymphoma, including about exercise, diet and nutrition. We suggest ways of managing the day-to-day practicalities of living with lymphoma.

Statistics

of lymphoma diagnosis

  • 5th

    5th most common

    Lymphoma is the fifth most common 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 blood cancer

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