Lymphoma Action

Diagnosis Pack

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is very daunting. Lymphoma is a complex cancer with over 60 different subtypes each with their own treatment and prognosis. We want to produce 2000 diagnosis packs so patients have the information about their specific type of lymphoma and the support available

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1068395)

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  • ‘Even to this day nothing compares with being given a cancer diagnosis. It was the worst day of my life. On a google search that same day, I found the Lymphoma Association and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without them'

    — Lynn

  • "When I was first diagnosed in 2003, the Lymphoma Association were absolutely wonderful and answered so many questions and made me feel less alone."

    — Nic Pointing

  • ‘Even to this day nothing compares with being given a cancer diagnosis. It was the worst day of my life. On a google search that same day, I found the Lymphoma Association and I honestly don’t know what I would have done without them'

    — Lynn

  • "When I was first diagnosed in 2003, the Lymphoma Association were absolutely wonderful and answered so many questions and made me feel less alone."

    — Nic Pointing

Situation

Every year 19,000 people are diagnosed with lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. It can appear in almost any part of the body. Many lymphoma patients will never have heard of lymphoma, and they won't know their sub type or understand the specifics of their type of lymphoma. In a recent survey of lymphoma patients 34% had never heard of lymphoma before they were diagnosed. We want them to understand their type of lymphoma and be able to have informed conversations.

Solution

Our diagnosis pack will provide clear, concise information that is easy to digest. It will provide the patient with the information they need about their type of lymphoma and their treatment. These packs will be given out by healthcare professionals at the diagnosis meeting with the patient, so they can understand their disease after that meeting and throughout their cancer journey. They will have the information they need to empower them to have informed conversations with their medical team