Lymphoma is the general term for cancer of the lymphatic system. Lymphoma Australia support Australians touched by lymphoma, raise awareness for this cancer, and support research for a cure.
Role of pathology in lymphoma
Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphoid cells, a particular type of white blood cell which fight infection and monitor the immune system. Diagnosis will likely start with a full blood count, which can be used to exclude other diseases such as leukaemia, or which may indicate that lymphoma is present in the bone marrow (at which point further testing would be ordered).
Olwyn is a Melbourne-based grandmother who likes to be in the thick of things. From her home in Melbourne’s inner north, she’s busy entertaining at home, visiting art galleries and meeting friends out for dinner.
So when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2012, it was a huge shock to her.