Patient Support

Vaccinations: A Brief Summary

Is it safe for individuals with cutaneous lymphoma to get vaccinations? The answer has changed over the years. Provided is a brief summary of currently known safe vaccinations.

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand is CancerCare's search tool to help individuals with a cancer diagnosis find assistance from organizations providing financial or practical help.

NORD - Photopheresis Therapy Assistance Program

The National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) is offering a Photopheresis Therapy Assistance Program to serve as a safety net of support for patients diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who require Photopheresis Therapy.
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FROM GUIDE CONTRIBUTORS

Fertility

Even if you aren’t currently thinking about having a family, aspects of family planning often need to be considered when choosing a therapy for your cutaneous lymphoma.

CancerCare

CancerCare helps individuals and families better cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges arising from cancer. Our services–for patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved–include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. All of our services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge. To speak directly with a CancerCare social worker, call 1.800.813.HOPE (4673).

EARLY STAGE DISEASE Q&A

A question and answer session related to early stage cutaneous lymphoma. Question topics include:
-How do I know my stage? Will my stage change?
-What prompts a skin biopsy?
-Why does it take so long to diagnose?
-What is proper skin care?
-Do patches and plaques present themselves differently?
-Does the disease always need to be treated with early-stage?
-Is it common to feel "uncomfortable" and "lethargic"?
-How does the relationship between the clinical and pathology effect diagnosis?

Recorded at the 2017 2-Day Patient Conference in New York, NY.

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer helps survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, and advocates to navigate cancer survivorship though educational events, a national Speakers Bureau, and online tools and resources. 

WHY HASN'T MY SPECIALIST RECOMMENDED WELLNESS PROGRAMS?

Integrative medicine may be a beneficial addition to traditional treatment, yet not every specialists recommends it. Nutrition and wellness experts provide their insight into why wellness programs may go unmentioned.

HOW CAN AN INTEGRATIVE PHYSICIAN OR NUTRITIONIST HELP ME WITH MY CURRENT TREATMENT?

What can integrative physicians and/or nutritionists offer to my current treatment? Nutrition and wellness experts provide insight.

SUGGESTIONS FOR MAKING LIFESTYLE AND DIET CHANGES

Choosing to lead a healthier lifestyle after your diagnosis can be rewarding yet a challenge. Nutrition and wellness experts provide their suggestions for successfully making changes.

WHAT ARE SOME INITIAL CONSIDERATIONS I SHOULD HAVE REGARDING NUTRITION AND WELLNESS?

Navigating nutritional choices and finding the best path for yourself can be a challenge. Where should you start and how to choose is explored by nutrition and wellness experts.

WHAT CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD I HAVE REGARDING DIET AND NUTRITION?

Individuals diagnosed with cutaneous lymphoma frequently have questions about what they should eat or if there are recommended dietary changes. Our clinical experts share what's important to know about diet and nutrition.

CANCER KITCHYN SYNC

What role does diet and nutrition play in living a healthier life when diagnosed with lymphoma? Nutritionist and dietician, Cathy Leman provides a three-step method for aligning individualized nutrition with personal health goals when living with cancer.

Recorded at the 2016 2-Day Patient Conference in New York, NY.

Workplace and Cancer

Can I return to work? People living with cancer frequently ask this question. There are a number of laws protecting the rights of employees with cancer and their caregivers. It is very important for you to know the legal protections that exist when you have cancer and are working or are re-entering the workforce.