Personal stories

Read and listen to personal stories from people who have been affected by lymphoma and learn how they have coped with diagnosis, treatment, caring for a loved one and living with and beyond lymphoma.

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Neil sailing


A diagnosis of grey zone lymphoma, which in Neil's case meant that his lymphoma had features of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and classical Hodgkin lymphoma.



Musician Paul writes about his experience of high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma, how it changed his life, but how he wouldn't let it block his creativity.

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Adam talks about how his diagnosis of nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma made him realise he was not invincible.

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Caroline was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2006, just as she turned 40. Despite how advanced her lymphoma was, Caroline has been in remission for 13 years and says she can’t quite believe it. She is sharing her story as part of our 2019 Blood Cancer Awareness Month campaign.

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Malcolm was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2007, aged 59. After treatment, he found the support network offered by Lymphoma Action invaluable in building his life back. Malcolm is sharing his story as part of our 2019 Blood Cancer Awareness Month campaign.