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.

Use the drop down filter to find the most relevant stories for you.

You can also submit your own story if you would like to share this to help others.

Share your story
Kevin with his wife


Kevin shares his experience of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and explains how the Lymphoma Action Support Group helped him cope.  

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 was diagnosed with high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018. Here, he writes about how the experience changed his life, the steps he took to support his wellbeing throughout his treatment, and how he wouldn't let his diagnosis block his creativity.

Adam F doing abseil


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

Tony Lormor 27 campaign

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.