'In a way, when you're the patient, it’s easy. You don’t have time to be scared.'
A lump in the neck, armpit or groin is the most common symptom of Hodgkin lymphoma.
Usually you begin by seeing your GP, who will refer you to hospital to see a specialist for a biopsy and tests.
If you have Hodgkin lymphoma, you will have more tests before you start any treatment.
Often experts don’t know what causes Hodgkin lymphoma. But some things may increase the risk of developing it.
Our booklet provides information on Hodgkin lymphoma. It covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.
Worrying about cancer can have a big impact on your feelings. Read our advice to help you cope with your emotions.
If you're deciding which charity to support with your fundraising, talk to us. We want to be there for everyone affected by cancer, and we need your help.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read Amrik's guest blog about being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma age 18. He discusses the impact this had on his studies, the support he received, and how he found a light at the end of the tunnel.
Affected by Hodgkin Lymphoma? Join this group to share experiences and ask questions to people who understand what you're going through.
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