If you’re affected by non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you may have many questions about how it is diagnosed, treatment options, side effects and how to stay well. You can find trustworthy information about all aspects of your experience below.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Get an overview of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, what causes it and who gets it.
Learn about the common symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and when to see your doctor.
Find out about the tests for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, how it is diagnosed and staged, and who will provide your care.
Learn about the different ways of treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including chemotherapy, steroid therapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy.
Learn about follow-up care, what happens if the cancer returns, and how to look after your physical and mental health.
- What type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma do I have?
- What stage is my lymphoma? How far has the cancer spread? How fast is it growing?
- What treatment do you recommend and why?
- Are there other treatment choices for me? If not, why not?
- If I don’t have the treatment, what should I expect?
- I’m thinking of getting a second opinion. Can you recommend anyone?
- How long will treatment take? Will I have to stay in hospital?
- Are there any out-of-pocket expenses not covered by Medicare or my private health cover? Can the costs be reduced if I can’t afford it?
- How will I know the treatment is working?
- Will the treatment cause any pain? How will it be managed?
- Are there any clinical trials or research studies I could join?
- What are the risks and possible side effects of each treatment?
- Will the treatment affect my sex life or fertility?
- Are the latest tests and treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma available in this hospital?
- Should I change my diet or physical activity during or after treatment?
- Are there any complementary therapies that might help me?
- Who should I go to for my follow-up appointments?
- How often will I need check-ups after treatment?
- If the non-Hodgkin lymphoma returns, how will I know? What treatments could I have?