A lymphoma diagnosis can significantly impact quality of life. One of the key effects of the disease is feeling isolated and alone, according to the results of a recent survey.
To evaluate how a lymphoma diagnosis affects daily activities, MyLymphomaTeam recently surveyed 141 members about their experiences living with lymphoma. Survey questions investigated lymphoma’s impact on day-to-day life, as well as steps members take to manage the challenges that come with the diagnosis. Here are a few of the key takeaways from the survey:
“Quality of life” is a broad term that describes a range of topics. MyLymphomaTeam sought to find out exactly how lymphoma affects quality of life.
The majority of members (72 percent) indicated that lymphoma interferes with overall quality of life. This includes the following responses:
Despite the impact of lymphoma, MyLymphomaTeam members who took the survey are taking a number of steps to make it easier to live with and manage the condition.
Living with a chronic condition like lymphoma can sometimes mean you spend hours researching more about the condition and still can’t find the information you’re seeking.
MyLymphomaTeam is the social network for people living with lymphoma. On MyLymphomaTeam, more than 9,900 members come together to ask questions, give advice, and share their stories with others who understand life with lymphoma.
What tips or questions do you have about living with lymphoma? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or start a conversation on MyLymphomaTeam.
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