Living with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

Depending on your type of lymphoma you will need regular check-ups. This is known as follow-up. Many people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma will be cured after treatment. For others, the lymphoma might come back some time after treatment. If this happens to you, it may still be possible for your doctor to cure it.

Your doctor will let you know how long the follow-up will last. At the check-ups, you may have tests like a physical exam, X-rays, scans and blood tests. If you are between check-ups and have a symptom or problem that worries you, let your doctor know without delay.

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 Cancer Nurseline on Freefone 1800 200 700 and speak with a Cancer Nurse in confidence.