2012 Beacons of Hope awards winner continues to raise money for the Lymphoma Association.
There is no age limit for treatments - the key thing is a person’s fitness and general health. It is probably true to say that doctors have to take age into account more with stem cell transplant than with other treatments because it is such an intense treatment, but even with transplants there is no definite cut-off point in terms of age.
A Lymphoma Association supporter and allotment secretary has been toiling the land on her Birmingham plot to successfully raise more than £3,000 for the charity.
Some people in Wales with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) could soon benefit from brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®).
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.