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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Tony Lormor

Professional footballer Tony was first diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2011, aged 41. Following successful radiotherapy, his lymphoma was in remission. But it relapsed (came back) last year and so Tony is currently preparing for his next round of treatment. He is sharing his story as part of our 2019 Blood Cancer Awareness Month campaign and also blogs about his experience.

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Caroline

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

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

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Raveen

Raveen was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma when she was just 23. 
Now in remission, she volunteers her time to support our work and is part of our 2019 Blood Cancer Awareness Month campaign highlighting that one of us is diagnosed with lymphoma every 27 minutes.

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Denise's volunteering story

In September 2018 Lymphoma Action launched it's first support group in Warwickshire. Here Denise shares her experience of setting up the support group following her own lymphoma diagnosis.