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Graham’s treatment severely impacted his quality of life

Adelaide man Graham Lewis had two stem-cell transplants and was left with severe graft-versus-host disease. He believes the existence of OCPs would have greatly improved his quality of life.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Robin travelled 1,100km to receive a diagnosis

This episode tells the story of Robin Matthews. Robin is a dump truck diver from the APY Lands in far north South Australia, building roads for Indigenous communities. Robin was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma in 2021, and talks about what it was like to face a diagnosis in a rural area of Australia, just months after losing his wife to cancer. Robin shares how his family gave him strength in his darkest days and how finding a community within the Leukaemia Foundation helped him manage his diagnosis.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Esther considers herself “very lucky” she was diagnosed early

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Christina’s journey as carer

In December 2015, Christina was living in Byron Bay and studying at medical school, when her boyfriend at the time, singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In this episode, Christina reflects on how her knowledge as a doctor influenced how she managed her role as a carer, and how her life was impacted by Timothy's diagnosis. She discusses how important family was during this time and how they all rallied together to help Timothy.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Talking Blood Cancer

How blood cancer helped Esther find her authentic self

In 2016, Esther Xu’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Up to that point, Esther had led quite a smooth, high-achieving life, ticking off most of her parents’ wish list. Esther was living in Australia, but is originally from Shanghai in China. Not only did Esther have to deal with the physical effects of a blood cancer diagnosis, she also had to deal with the emotional and cultural complexities.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Talking Blood Cancer

Coping with lymphoma and motherhood

Julie Allen lived with vague symptoms for quite some time – back pain, flu-like symptoms – but she explained these away with her busy life as a physiotherapist and mother of three young kids. But, after a few rounds of antibiotics, things didn't get better. Julie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Talking Blood Cancer

Expert Series: Dr Piers Blombery on genomic testing

Dr Piers Blombery explains the basics of molecular testing which informs the treatment of blood cancer.   

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Interviews with experts
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Dr Piers Blombery

Improving infection prevention with drug optimisation

Julian Lindsay’s goal is to set up an international study aimed at improving survival and quality of life through drug optimisation.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Dr Julian Lindsay

Study examines COVID-19 vaccine response in low-grade lymphoma

An Australian study will examine the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine in patients with the low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
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Concord research group

PBAC to consider three lymphoma drugs

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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