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Symptoms of Lymphoma

The signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphomas can vary greatly. Doctors and nurses see such a range that it’s sometimes hard to believe they result from same illness.

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with lymphoma, it can be helpful to understand the widely different symptoms people face. Katey Stephens NP of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute explains them in this excerpt from Part 1 of Patient Education in Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas from Diagnosis to Treatment.

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  • Find Trustworthy Information

    While responses to a Lymphoma diagnosis are as varied as people are, most turn to Internet research as a first resort. Hear how Richard Potenza, an NHL patient, used the web to find trustworthy information and support.

  • “I didn’t know anything about cancer.”

    Battling Lymphoma can be especially challenging for young people, who need even more support from family and caregivers. In this video clip, Kim Dippo describes her experience of an NHL diagnosis at the age of 18.

  • Kim’s Advice to Other Patients

    Kim Dippo battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma for two years, with her family, friends and medical team by her side. Now three years cancer-free, she has some advice for other young people facing cancer treatment.