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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Latest from the Blog

Discussing impotence with patients

Discussing impotence with patients

Friday 19th June 2020 For many patients, the relief of surviving their treatment or managing their condition can be followed with questions about other aspects of their life. Impotence can be very common after treatment for colorectal cancer; often affecting up to 90%...

read more
Breathlessness and end of life care

Breathlessness and end of life care

Thursday 11th June 2020 Breathlessness is one of the common symptoms that people experience at the end of their lives. However, determining whether a patient is entering the last few days of their life requires the GP to consider a range of factors. Before making this...

read more

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