Some people in Wales with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) could soon benefit from brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®).
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This happens because you might not have recovered from the effects of one cycle of chemotherapy when the next cycle is due to start and some side effects can build up. Your blood counts are checked to see if they have recovered before the next cycle is given but it is quite common for other side effects, such as constipation and fatigue, not to have fully gone away between treatments.
People with rarer cancers, including lymphomas, could be placed at an unfair advantage in terms of access to treatments if National Cancer Drugs Fund (NCDF) proposals go ahead.
Lymphoma Association shows its support during Learning Disability Week by promoting its ‘All about lymphoma’ EasyRead booklet.