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Understanding more about NHL and its treatment can help you cope with your illness.
Understanding more means you can discuss treatment and tests with your doctors and nurses, and be involved in the decisions that are made. This can make you feel more confident and give you back a feeling of control.
Some people feel that cancer has changed them in positive ways and helped them think about their priorities. They may decide to focus more on relationships with family and friends, or on doing the things they’ve always wanted to do.
After your treatment has finished, you’ll probably be keen to get back to doing all the things you did before. But you may still be coping with the side effects of treatment, such as tiredness, and the emotional upheaval you’ve been through.
Recovering from treatment can take time. Getting back to the interests you had before and going back to work| can be big steps forward.
After your diagnosis, you’ll see your hospital specialist or GP for regular check-ups. Let your doctor know if you have new or ongoing symptoms that aren’t improving.
Content last reviewed: 1 April 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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