Caring for someone with lymphoma?

Whether you are a full time carer or offering extra support to a loved one with lymphoma, please make sure you get the support you need. 

We're here for you at every step

You might not see yourself as a carer, but if you are offering practical or emotional support to someone with lymphoma, we have plenty of useful resources, information and tips to help you cope. All our support services are here for you too - from our helpline to our dedicated online support meeting.

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Caring for someone who has lymphoma

Adjusting to a life with lymphoma can put pressure on your relationships. Find out more about offering practical and emotional support to the person who has lymphoma. We also suggest tips to help you take care of your own needs, including signposting to other sources of support for carers.

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Friends, family and carers online support meetings

These online support meetings are for any partner, parent, child or other carer affected by lymphoma to share experiences and gain mutual support. They are held on Zoom on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6pm and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am. 

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Information for parents and carers of children with lymphoma

Treatment of lymphoma has changed dramatically over the years and is usually successful. However, the time that follows your child’s diagnosis will still be difficult. Read our information for help with common practical concerns including telling your child and changes to expect at home. 

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Webinars for families, friends and carers

Watch recordings of our webinars for families, friends and carers - we have one with organisations that provide services for carers explaining how to access these and also a panel discussion talking through some of the challenges of supporting a loved one and strategies to cope.

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Contact us for support

Supporting a loved one through their diagnosis, treatment and aftercare can be very difficult. You may feel anxious and isolated. Remember that we are here for you too. We're on hand to answer your questions, guide you to where you get get more information or support or just offer a listening ear. Please get in touch by calling freephone 0808 808 5555 or using the purple Live Chat pop up (10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday).

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Personal stories

Read personal stories and watch videos from people who have been affected by lymphoma and learn how they have coped with caring for a loved one. It can really help to hear from other people who have 'been there'. 


Relationships and communication

When someone close to you has lymphoma, it can be difficult to know what to do or say. It can be incredibly painful to watch the person you love go through such a difficult experience and you might feel helpless. Read our tips and suggestions to help you communicate with those around you.

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Closed Facebook Support Group

Our closed Facebook Support Group connects and supports people from all over the UK. We welcome anyone affected by lymphoma - including family members and friends - and the group offers valuable peer support at any time.