So, what is lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a complex disease, with 2 main types - Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with over 60 sub-types. This makes a correct diagnosis extremely difficult. Sadly, there are also no known cure for lymphoma.
The lymphatic system is vital to the human body. It helps the body fights infection with a network of vessels through which lymph drains from tissues into the bloodstream. Lymphoma occurs when lymph nodes in the chest and abdomen swell up, causing difficulties with breathing or loss of appetite. Lymphoma could also block blood flowing through the body, causing swelling in the face and/or neck. These are just a few symptoms, but lymphoma can pop up in any part of the body.
How donations will help
£15 will help a newly diagnosed patient receive the information and support they need
£30 could help fund 10 award-winning booklets containing the necessary information patients can trust
£40 will help fund a study day for nurses, so they can benefit from specialist training in lymphoma
Supporters can also get involved by…
For those supporters wishing to make a direct, and tangible difference to help the Lymphoma Action family, they can become support group organisers. As an organiser, supporters will be responsible for running a series of meetings, identify topics of conversation and discussion - it may also involve sorting guest speakers. Ultimately they’ll be providing a place for people to feel comfortable sharing experiences and opening up dialogue to help each other get through their day-to-day. For more information, head over to their Run a Support Group section.