Lymphoma is a haematological cancer (cancer of the blood) that occurs when white blood cells, which defend us against infections, start to experience uncontrolled growth and accumulate in the lymph nodes. Lymphoma is not just a single pathology; it is a complex group of diseases with different characteristics, multiple presentations and diverse clinical patterns, and therefore each requires a specific treatment.

Lymphoma explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Lymphomas treatment is generally based around chemotherapy and, to a lesser degree, radiotherapy. It is also important to highlight that surgery does not play any role whatsoever in the treatment of lymphomas.
My first piece of advice would be to trust the doctors and you must accept the treatment. Try not to worry about the disease or your state of health. And you should try and force yourself to talk about your illness openly, with the doctors, with your friends, and ask about everything that concerns you.

Substantiated information by:

Julio Delgado
Jaume Güell

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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