We’ve updated our Young person’s guide to lymphoma. It gives information about what lymphoma is and how it's treated, as well as tips to help you live well, with and beyond lymphoma.
If you're a young person affected by lymphoma, you are not alone. Lymphoma is the most common cancer in teenagers and young adults (15 to 24 years old), and every year in the UK, more than 500 teenagers and young people are diagnosed. We're here to give information and support so that you don't have to face lymphoma alone.
In the Young person's guide to lymphoma, you'll find:
- information about tests and scans you might have, and treatment types that you might be offered
- tips to help when you're going through treatment, including staying in hospital and coping with side effects
- wellbeing check-ins, which focus on your emotional wellbeing
- suggestions for talking to friends and family
- answers to some of the questions you might have about day-to-day life, like if it’s OK to drink alcohol, diet, use make-up and hair dye, exercise, or travel to another country
- ideas for things to think about as you readjust to life after treatment, including returning to work or studies, starting a family, and following a healthy lifestyle
- quotes from young people who share their first-hand experiences of living with and beyond lymphoma.
The new edition of our Young person’s guide to lymphoma is now available to download or order for free from our shop.