Some types of lymphoma grow slowly and may not cause any problems, at least for a while. If this is the case for you, your doctor might suggest active monitoring - also called watch and wait or active surveillance. This is where you have regular check-ups with your medical team to monitor your health and to see how the lymphoma is affecting you.
Your body constantly makes new blood cells from blood stem cells in your bone marrow. High doses of chemotherapy can cause permanent damage to your bone marrow. A stem cell transplant replaces blood stem cells so you can make the new blood cells your body needs. These can be your own stem cells (an autologous transplant) or they can be from a donor (an allogeneic transplant).
Live your Life
If you have recently finished treatment for lymphoma, or are on watch and wait, then our Live your Life programme offers workshops and support to help you find your 'new normal' and live well with and beyond lymphoma.FInd out more
Whether you want to hold your own event, take on a challenge, raise awareness or volunteer your time there are many ways you can get involved to help make sure that no one has to face their lymphoma alone.Find out more