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I took control after becoming adrift in the system

The long wait for a diagnosis took its toll on Bronwyn Bisley, but her biggest challenges lay ahead as the information she desperately needed dried up.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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Bronwyn Bisley

New research breakthroughs

Researchers such Dr Siok Tey are dedicated to driving rapid advancements in treatments, discovering new therapies, and launching innovative clinical trials.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
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Dr Siok Tey in the lab

Providing a home full of heart

The Nield family were overwhelmed by the care provided by the Leukaemia Foundation while their seven-year-old son Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Support services
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Photo of the Nield family, sitting together in a large field

Leukaemia Foundation invests $2.8m in innovative lymphoma research

Better understanding and treatment of lymphoma is the focus of eight new research projects that are part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s National Research Program.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
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Illustration of a microscope, test tubes, and clipboard

Bronwyn advocated for when and where she was treated

By the time Bronwyn Bisley was finally given a diagnosis she already knew.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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Bronwyn and her brother Cameron

Make Blood Cancer Visible

Download this beautiful collection of stories shared by Australians who have faced blood cancer.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Other blood cancers
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Illustration of various cells - neutrophils, lymphocytes, basophil, Eosinophil and red blood cells

Lymphoma has made me value my life

Kristy found an egg-sized lump on her neck - and days later found out it was Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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Kristy Pyle on the beach

Lymphoma: I’m now grateful for each moment

Ashley was diagnosed with stage 2a Hodgkin lymphoma when her little boy was only weeks old.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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Ashley Warne and her son

Targeting cancer ‘survival’ protein to kill cancer cells

A protein critical for the survival of many cancer cells might be the key to a new treatment for lymphoma and leukaemia patients.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
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Dr Stephanie Grabow. Photo courtesy of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.