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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Helen with her daughter Carol

Helen - Carol's mum

When Helen’s daughter Carol was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, she wanted her Mum with her. Helen learnt a lot about lymphoma and has since become a buddy to support other parents.

Helen is kindly sharing her story to support our 2019 Christmas Appeal so that other families can get the support she found so essential.

You can also hear Carol share her lymphoma experience on our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Bernard pictured with his wife Brenda


Bernard talks about his battle with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, treatment and side effects

Michael, diagnosed with SLL


Michael, who has small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), shares tips for travel after needing medical assistance abroad



Nodal marginal zone lymphoma and details of the radiotherapy treatment given

Sway pictured in London


Music artist and producer Sway talks about his diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma and dealing with it in his own way