Lymphoma e-News: October 2019
By the time Bronwyn Bisley was finally given a diagnosis, via Skype in April 2018, she already knew she had Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) – she’d worked that out for herself!
The diagnosis, treatment, symptom and side-effect details of more than 400 people with Waldenström’s macroglobulanaemia (WM) from 18 countries are recorded on the WhiMSICAL study – the first global WM registry.
As one of the three main blood cancers, lymphoma features prominently in the Leukaemia Foundation’s State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia report, released last month.
More than 600 Australians have a potentially life-saving stem cell transplant each year and of those needing a matched unrelated donor, more than 80% of their donors are sourced overseas.