Category: Blog

WHAT’S UP DOC…?

NOTE: Due to workload pressures we are experiencing a delay in this service. Please bear with us. Our Advisor, Dr X, is a health professional with many years experience. He specialises in laboratory medicine and has a background in academic research in addition to his duties in the NHS and private practice. If you have […]

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TERMINOLOGY

If you’re not sure of a meaning of a word your consultant says, or one you see in a leaflet or brochure, then click on the links below for further information. There is also a link back to the top of this page, by clicking “Top” in each section. Or maybe you are looking for […]

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SUPPORT

Here you’ll find listed below some websites (I have personally found a few of these extremely useful in my quest for information on Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and cancer in general). If you would like to see any additions here, then email meand I’ll add them in for you. It is split into sections at the moment, […]

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REMISSION

Well this is the magic word we all want to hear. What’s the point of all the treatment otherwise? Who knows we may even hear the word “cure” sometime as well. I think until the word remission is heard, we seem to be in limbo. Not cured, not in remission, the tumour is still there. […]

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A GOOD READ….!

There are lots of books out there specifically about cancer, all the various types, the symptoms, living with – and dying with – cancer, coping with the side effects. The list is endless. I’ll be adding to this list endlessly too of course. I have not read all of these books, so cannot vouch for […]

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RADIOTHERAPY

What is radiotherapy?Radiotherapy is the treatment of cancer (malignant disease) using exact, carefully measured doses of radiation. Usually, several beams of radiation are carefully and accurately directed to a specific area of the body. Each beam is called a radiotherapy “field”. The point at which all the beams (fields) meet is where the highest dose […]

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QUESTIONS

There are lots of questions you will feel you need to ask your Doctor at your appointment. I found the best thing to do is to write them all down and ask them. Once you have answers to your questions, it puts your mind at rest about things. This list will be ever growing and […]

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PICC LINES

So, you’ve been told you’ll be having a PICC Line inserted. What does it mean? What will it do? How does it work? All sorts of questions, and hopefully, here are some of the answers for you. A PICC is a long, flexible tube that is put into a vein in your arm and threaded […]

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