Living with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)

Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you quite often for check-ups. This is called follow-up. At first you will be asked to go to check-ups quiet often, but over time you will have to go less often. The follow-ups will continue for at least 5 years. At the check-ups, you might have tests like a physical exam, X-rays, scans and blood tests.

Support groups

The Irish Cancer Society offers peer support to people with lymphoma. We can put you in touch with a volunteer who has been trained by the Irish Cancer Society and who is living with Hodgkin lymphoma. You can chat to this person about how you feel and ask them for advice.

There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700. The Helpline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.

We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.

Useful resources

Note: Links to external websites are listed below. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the contents of external websites.

Websites:

 

DVDs:

If you would like to receive a hard copy of any of these DVDs please call the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 and speak with a Specialist Cancer Nurse in confidence.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freefone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm