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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Natalia pictured with her dog


Natalia shares her experience of being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 20 while at university, including the transitional period after treatment and how she is adapting to life after cancer. 



In this video Carole talks about her experience of being diagnosed and treated for high-grade non-Hodgkin diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and how this impacted her work and family life. 

Photo of Reem, a woman who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma


Strategies Reem adopted to cope with her treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma

Russell diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma


How seeing the positive side of things helped Russell cope with his low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Sue and Neville cropped

Sue and Neville

Sue, was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 1999, in this video she and her husband Neville talk about how they have dealt with lymphoma as a team.

Leo diagnosed lymphoma


At the age of 21 Leo was treated for cancer. 30 years later Leo has a diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and also finds out the cancer he had 30 years beforehand was Hodgkin lymphoma.