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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Picture of Clare


Clare shares her story of follicular lymphoma and explains that with or without it, she won't just wait for life to come to her. Her lymphoma experience has led to her being recognised for her volunteering work. 

Penny Clarke


Penny shares her experience of the Live your Life programme, including the benefits of the workshops and how she became a volunteer facilitator.  

Sue was pregnant when she was diagnosed with lymphoma


In her 3rd trimester Sue experienced symptoms, but these were put down to pregnancy and it was only after her son was born that she was diagnosed with lymphoma. 

Carole - diagnosed in 1984


Carole talks about how her specialist lymphoma nurse helped her to take back control of her life.



Kat shares her story of double-hit lymphoma, including talking on film about her experience of an allogeneic stem cell transplant.

Lesley with her son Richard


Lesley talks about dealing with her son’s diagnosis of follicular lymphoma and how she started to feel suspicious about her own health.