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This course aims to support early identification of possible symptoms of lymphoma and increase confidence in clinical decision making and communication with patients.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course you will:

  • 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


The key elements of the course are:

  • Facts and figures
  • Initial presentation
  • Overview of symptoms
  • Neck lumps
  • Fatigue
  • Investigations & referral
  • NICE NG12 Guidelines
  • Link to GatewayC Live webinar
  • Summary


There will be access to additional resources throughout the course. These resources are optional should you want to deepen your knowledge of a particular aspect of the course. However, the time taken to access the resources is not included in the 1 hour time frame given to complete the course


This course was developed by The GatewayC Development Team, with digital and design support being provided by The Christie’s Digital Learning Team.

The following individuals were involved in the development of this course:

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Miss Susannah Penney

Miss Susannah Penney is a Consultant in Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgery/Otolaryngology and the Clinical Lead for Cancer at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Miss Penney completed her otolaryngology training in the North West, and as part of that training she was awarded a prestigious national head and neck training fellowship at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Dr Eleni Tholouli

Dr Eleni Tholouli is a Consultant Haematologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She has special interests covering a wide range of haemato-oncological malignancies (leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma) and non-malignant disorders (bone marrow failures, aplastic anaemia).

This course is supported by Lymphoma Action.

Copyright and Reviews

All content copyright is owned by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX, United Kingdom

Date of publication: November 2018
Date of last review: April 2022

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