World Lymphoma Awareness Day

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Tuesday 15th September 2020

It’s World Lymphoma Awareness Day.

Why not increase your knowledge and complete our free online Lymphoma – Early Diagnosis course supported by Lymphoma Action?

Lymphoma has many non-site specific symptoms and patients can often visit primary care services a number of times before they are referred. There are two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin (HL) and non-Hodgkin (NHL). Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common but Hodgkin lymphoma tends to affect younger people. Low-grade NHLs usually develop more slowly, while high-grade NHLs develop more quickly.

Our course will support you to:

  • Recognise and monitor a neck lump (a key symptom associated with lymphoma) and other associated symptoms
  • Increase knowledge and confidence about what type of investigations are most appropriate
  • Explore how to talk honestly about referral with patients and how to support them through the process
  • Examine the use of language and question type to help elicit patient history and symptoms

Supporting a patient during a suspected cancer referral can be challenging. Our course includes a full interview with David Wright, Lead Nurse for Teenagers and Young Adults, which explores how to support a young person during the referral process.

Find out more:

  • Access GatewayC’s Lymphoma – Early Diagnosis course here
  • Read our Cancer Key on pruritus as a symptom of lymphoma here
  • Read our Cancer Key on associated symptoms of lymphoma besides a lump here
  • Read our blog on assessing and monitoring a patient with a neck lump  here

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