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How do I care for someone with lymphoma?

The range of lymphomas may require many different treatments. If someone you love needs care when suffering with lymphoma, you may have to help them cope with radiation and chemotherapy treatments and the side effects. You will need to be sure that your loved one gets to the doctor for regular check-ups to be sure the cancer is being treated appropriately, and once it is cured, those check-ups must continue to see that the cancer does not return. If the lymphoma is a slow-growing type, your loved one could function normally for years before needing treatment, but you need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of lymphoma so you can get them to the doctor when it is time for treatment. Some lymphomas can lead to further health risks, such as heart disease and other cancers, so helping your loved to be mindful of this will help them to seek treatment if necessary.

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