Jeff Bridges is the most recent celebrity to publicly announce that he was diagnosed with lymphoma. By taking this courageous step, he has made the lymphoma room bigger, contributing to awareness and discussion of lymphoma around the world, and helping others with lymphoma feel less alone.
Just a few months after revealing his diagnosis, Bridges announced that his treatment was working, prompting his tumor to drastically shrink.
Treatment effectiveness is a common topic on MyLymphomaTeam. “Wouldn't it be wonderful if your treatment shrunk that tumor?” one member said to another. “Anything is possible, and lymphoma tumors shrink and go into remission with chemo!” Another said, “My cancerous tumors, which disappeared after six chemo rounds, have not returned.”
Since MyLymphomaTeam launched in 2019, we have grown to become over 7,400 members strong — that's a big room! Just as Jeff Bridges' announcement amplifies the voice of those with lymphoma, each new member on MyLymphomaTeam makes our community stronger.
Without a lymphoma community, it can be easy to feel isolated, like you're the only one struggling with this condition. Whether you have spoken directly with other members or not, by joining MyLymphomaTeam and reading shared experiences, you have become part of the community.
Here are a few easy actions you can take to welcome and support other members:
Together we make a stronger community!
On MyLymphomaTeam, over 7,400 people living with lymphoma — as well as their loved ones — come together to ask questions, give advice, and share their stories with others who understand life with lymphoma.
Are you or a loved one living with lymphoma? Share your experiences in the comments below, or start a conversation by posting on your Activities page.