World Lymphoma Day 2021

Lymphoma is a very common cancer, with 735,000 people diagnosed each year around the world. There are many sub-types of lymphoma. The type that’s developing on me is Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. It’s important to raise awareness and raise funds for research.

The theme this year is We Can’t Wait to put an end to the unintended consequences the pandemic has had on the lymphoma community.

We Can't Wait WLD

WE CAN’T WAIT to take charge of our health

Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Swelling of lymph nodes, often painless
  • Chills/temperature swings
  • Recurrent fever
  • Excessive sweating, often at night
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent tiredness and lack of energy
  • Breathlessness and coughing
  • Persistent itch all over the body without an apparent cause or rash
  • General fatigue
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Headache

We Can’t Wait to Diagnose & Treat Lymphoma

There are many more therapies for lymphoma besides chemotherapy. For CTCL, we start with Phototherapy. Each sub-type may have a different treatment protocol. You’ve probably heard of some of the other treatments, such as: immunotherapy, stem cell therapies, and radiation therapies. But, there are also alternative and other standard therapies.

Sub-Types

B CELL LYMPHOMAS

T CELL LYMPHOMAS

You can learn much more about clinical trials, treatments, and resources HERE.

Resources: Information in this post is all from the LymphomaCoalition.org. I’ve shared many of their links directly so that you can read easily from this blog post.

Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. This post contains my opinions, experiences, and research found online. This is not meant to be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical concern, please consult your personal physician.

@2021, copyright Lisa Ehrman

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