Tag: non-hodgkin lymphoma

  • Burkitt’s lymphoma: Key links

    According to Cancer Australia, Burkitt’s lymphoma is a type of non-hodgkin lymphoma. It develops from B cells and often starts as a tumour in the abdomen. It can spread quickly to other parts of the body. General information  Burkitt’s lymphoma – Lymphoma Australia: Brief overview of what Burkitt’s lymphoma is and how it is treated. Burkitt’s lymphoma – Leukaemia Foundation: Information on what Burkitt’s lymphoma is, incidence and treatment. Non-hodgkin lymphoma – Child – Rare Cancers Australia: Detailed information about types of non-hodgkin lymphoma including diagnosis and treatment.  Podcasts  Hodgkin and non-hodgkin lymphoma – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast on different […]

  • Non-hodgkin lymphoma: Key links

    According to Cancer Australia, non-hodgkin lymphoma occurs when certain types of white blood cells called lymphocytes grow in an uncontrolled way. There are three main types: lymphoblastic lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma and large cell lymphoma. It occurs more often in older children than in younger children. General information Non-hodgkin lymphoma – The Leukaemia Foundation: Information about what non-hodgkin lymphoma is, its sub types and occurrence. Childhood non-hodgkin lymphoma treatment (PDQ®) – Patient version – National Cancer Institute: Information about the types of non-hodgkin lymphoma, diagnosis and staging. Non-hodgkin lymphoma – CanTeen: Information on possible causes, symptoms and diagnosis.        Podcasts  Hodgkin and […]

  • Battle Weapons: A coping guide for young people with cancer

    Hi, my name is Nell and I’m the author of Battle Weapons: A coping guide for young people with cancer. I’m also a nurse and a cancer survivor. In high school, when we started the discussion about our future, my career advisor suggested nursing. This really appealed to me; to serve and support people at their most vulnerable is a great honour and privilege. Nursing is very diverse and I wasn’t sure for a long time where I wanted to take it, until I was diagnosed with cancer. I know my life’s purpose is to help those with cancer, particularly young people. […]

  • Introduction to understanding lymphoma

    Introduction to understanding lymphoma is a three-part video series developed by the Leukaemia Foundation with information and support for individuals diagnosed with lymphoma. Part One Lymphoma: what lymphoma is, diagnosis and treatment is 22-minutes long and features haematologist and clinician researcher, Dr Kylie Mason.   Part Two Lymphoma: living well after a lymphoma diagnosis is 11-minutes long and features haematology advanced practice nurse, Priscilla Gates.   Part Three Lymphoma: personal accounts from people living with lymphoma is 22-minutes long.   Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on lymphoma, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Cancer Australia: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Cancer Australia gives an overview of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It includes: risk factors symptoms treatment support chance of cure clinical trials Before you go … If you’ve been affected by childhood or young adult cancer, Cancer Advisor would love you to share your insights and knowledge on the site. Your story could help other people facing cancer, and make them feel less alone. Join the Cancer Advisor community and register now.

  • My Blog ‘A Brave New World’

    In this powerful blog called a Brave New World, author Gavin Latz shares his experiences dealing with his 6-year-old son’s cancer diagnosis. “My wife was sick the first view weeks we found ourselves on Camperdown ward at Westmead so found it hard to come in as didn’t want to bring in germs. It was an emotional time and writing about how I felt (as a dad) allowed me to ‘let it all out’ – and basically let everyone know what we were dealing with.” Follow this link, if you’re a Dad whose child has cancer. Or, if you have any questions […]

  • Josh’s story

    Cancer brought both physical and emotional challenges for Josh, and he drew on the support of his family as well as Redkite and other cancer support groups.