Lymphoma & Scanxiety
As we all know scans are routine but it still doesn’t help having that dreaded feeling in the pit of your stomach going for them.
Lymphoma & Watch and Wait
In 2015, Charlotte was diagnosed with a non-Hodgkin’s follicular lymphoma, a type of slow-growing incurable blood cancer in 2015. She was the youngest patient her consultant had seen with this type of cancer.
After undergoing 3 years of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, Charlotte went into remission, but unfortunately, in the summer of 2021, she found out that her cancer had relapsed. Charlotte shares her lymphoma lowdown on a type of active cancer monitoring called ‘watch and wait’.
Lymphoma & Hairloss
In 2019, at the age of 26, Bethan “was handed the shit sandwich that is cancer and diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. Hair loss, as a side effect to her chemotherapy treatment was something Bethan really struggled with.
Lymphoma & Hospitals
In 2014, at the age of 23, Samantha joined the club nobody wants to be in and was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkins Lymphoma. Samantha underwent 6 months of chemotherapy but relapsed 3 months after her last treatment.
Lymphoma & Isolation
In 2017, at the age of 26, Megan was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She is now in remission after receiving 6 months of chemotherapy treatment at the Royal Marsden in Surrey. Mental health was a very big part of her cancer experience and she shares how her lymphoma diagnosis and treatment caused anxiety and the feeling of isolation and the actions she took to help overcome this.