Living with lymphoma?

Some types of lymphoma grow slowly which means you don't need treatment straight away and will instead have regular check-ups with your medical team. For other types of lymphoma, treatment aims to send the lymphoma into partial remission. Living with lymphoma can be difficult - we offer a range of information and support to help.

Information and advice

To help you adjust and live well with and beyond your lymphoma 

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Day-to-day aspects

 Living with lymphoma can have an impact on day-to-day practicalities, such as driving, finances, studying and travel. Find the facts and where you can get help if you need it.

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Emotional impacts

Adjusting to a life with lymphoma can have a significant emotional impact. This page outlines some of the feelings you may experience after treatment, with advice on how to cope.

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Relationships

Lymphoma can affect your relationships with family and friends. Each situation is unique, but we offer some guidance on how to communicate with the people around you about your lymphoma.

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Coping with symptoms

Coping with the symptoms of lymphoma can be emotionally and physically challenging. We give suggestions to help you manage some of these, but you should speak to your medical team for support too.

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Living on watch and wait

Watch and wait - also called active monitoring - is where you have regular check-ups to monitor your lymphoma. The uncertainty can be stressful and you may suffer from fatigue, but there are things you can do to make it easier.

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Live your Life

Our Live your Life programme is for people who have recently finished treatment for lymphoma or are on watch and wait. It includes free workshops around the country to help you take control of living with and beyond lymphoma, covering well-being, coping with the emotional aspects and ways to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Find an event near you
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Living with lymphoma guide

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with lymphoma, this booklet is for you. It describes some of the feelings and emotions you may have and suggests ways to help you manage these. It also gives you tips for coping with symptoms and side effects of treatment, and for dealing with the practicalities of living with and beyond lymphoma.

Download your copy
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Join a support group

Our support groups offer a safe and confidential environment where you can meet other people affected by lymphoma and share experiences, ask questions and help each other through the day to day issues of living with and beyond lymphoma.

Find your local group
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Get involved

Whether you want to donate, hold your own event, take on a challenge, raise awareness or bring together your local community there are many ways you can support our work and help ensure that no one has to face their lymphoma alone.

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