Newly diagnosed with lymphoma?

Lymphoma is nearly always treatable. When you first hear you have lymphoma, it is a difficult time and everyone responds in their own way. This page outlines who your medical team are, some key information and advice and how we can support you and your family.

We're here for you

We are the only UK charity dedicated to lymphoma and our team are specially trained to offer information and support.

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Talk to us

Call our helpline weekdays 10am to 3pm on freephone 0808 808 5555, email us information@lymphoma-action.org.uk or use Live Chat in the bottom right hand corner.

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Hear from others

You might find it useful to hear from someone who’s been through a similar experience. We publish stories and videos of people affected by lymphoma so you can learn how they have coped.

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Buddy support

We can connect you with someone who has a personal experience of lymphoma and understands what you’re going through. 

Information and advice

Understanding a bit about lymphoma and its treatments may help you regain a sense of control and can help you make decisions about your care. If you feel daunted at the thought of finding out about lymphoma, you might prefer to ask a friend or family member to do this for you. 

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Coping with your feelings

It is normal to feel a range of different emotions after your diagnosis - from shock and sadness to anger and helplessness. There is no simple way of dealing with these emotions, but there are things you can do to help you cope.

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Treatments for lymphoma

Your treatment will depend on the type and stage of your lymphoma, what parts of your body are affected, your symptoms and your general health. Sometimes lymphoma doesn’t need treatment straightaway - this is called active monitoring or watch and wait.

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About your medical team

Your care and treatment are planned and managed by a team of health professionals, known as a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). Don’t hesitate to ask them questions or to ask for information to be repeated if you don’t understand - they are used to explaining things and will want to help you.

Confused by the terms?

Our glossary provides definitions of some of the terms relevant to lymphoma that are commonly used by healthcare professionals. 

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