Lymphoma Lowdown on Mental Health
Lymphoma And Mental Health
Did you know, 1 in 3 people with cancer will experience a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety disorders before, during, or after treatment.
A lymphoma diagnosis, its associated symptoms, and treatment can have a significant emotional impact on patients and their families, causing fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem, and loss of independence. We have collaborated with young people who have been affected by mental health issues due to a lymphoma diagnosis to provide you with mental health support and advice.
Mental health support for young people – written by young people who have experienced lymphoma.
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.
Lymphoma & Identity
From the beginning of my lymphoma diagnosis, I knew it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. I had never experienced this before & so there was so much of the unknown to come..