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Lymphoma and women's issues

In this video, Lymphoma Action’s Karen Bonell talks to Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Sarah Wells and Transplant Coordinator Angie Leather about issues that are particularly relevant to women who have, or have had, lymphoma. Questions covered in this video include those submitted by our service users.

This video includes the frank discussion around several challenging issues that some women with lymphoma may experience. We appreciate that these issues are of an intimate and sensitive nature. To help you navigate through the video, and find the topics that may be relevant to you, you will find below a list of topics and the time point in the video at which they are discussed.

  • Issues around women’s health - at 1 minute 15 seconds
  • Lymphoma and weight changes - at 2 minutes 44 seconds
  • The impact on confidence and body image - at 4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Lymphoma and changes to hair (including hair loss and hair dyes) - at 6 minutes 56 seconds
  • Lymphoma and skin changes (including changes to nails) - at 12 minutes
  • Lymphoma and night sweats - at 15 minutes
  • Lymphoma and itching - at 16 minutes 15 seconds
  • Lymphoma and the use of complementary therapies - at 18 minutes 4 seconds
  • Lymphoma and the risk of infection - at 20 minutes 4 seconds
  • The effect of lymphoma on hormones (includes detailed discussion around fertility, contraception and the menopause) - at 22 minutes 26 seconds
  • The impact hormonal changes can have on mood and mental health - at 27 minutes
  • Lymphoma and sexual health (includes detailed discussion about sex and intimacy) - at 29 minutes 4 seconds
  • The long-term effects of lymphoma and treatment - at 33 minutes 51 seconds
  • Focusing on the holistic needs of women - at 37 minutes 16 seconds

If you have been affected by any of the content in this video, you may like to contact our confidential Helpline Services open from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

You might find the following information and services helpful

The emotional impact of living with lymphoma
Live your Life - our self-management programme
Symptoms of lymphoma (including itching, night sweats and fatigue)
Hair loss
Dry, sore, itchy skin
Late effects of treatment
Early menopause
Reduced fertility
Complementary therapies