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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My father starts Chemotherapy January 28, 2013, which will continue in intervals until June, 2013.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): My father from a neck biopsy has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Today he had his first appointment with specialist and next week they are starting chemo on him, this week they are doing some more tests.
    Where can I find guidance of how to help my father as well as my mother, while fighting this cancer?
    For so long my parents have been the ones helping me, being the strong ones, as I have epilepsy and in 2003 had to have brain surgery now just a month after I got engaged and we just start to plan engagement party and wedding and I look forward most to my Dad walking me down the aisle, now I am scared of losing my father and what I need to do.
    Any help, guidance greatly appreciated.

    Ann

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    My father just days ago was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is starting chemotherapy next week. What is best place to learn more?

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      TinaJacques

      Hello! Welcome to the club! I am a survivor of NHL also, a subtype called follicular. It's most common in males over the age of 60... I am female and was 25 at the time of diagnosis. I started a blog when I was diagnosed www.larrythelymphoma.com and I really like the support group on facebook which you can search for. It's called lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease awareness and survivor's club (it's for patients and care givers/family members). Lots of support and information there. This website has also been great.

      about 4 years ago
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      Schlegel

      Contact the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Lymphoma Research Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. LLS and ACS have lots of good literature on a variety of subjects. LLS and LRF have good educational events. Also, I highly recommend the Smith Center in northwest Washington, D.C. This is a support center for cancer patients. There are some good cancer magazines. "CURE" is free to patients and family members. "Coping" is not free, but many hospitals pass it out. Check at the resource center of your cancer center.

      about 4 years ago
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      bambi68

      We were extremely lucky & got a nurse first visit in hospital who literally sat in the room with us for 45 minutes or more & gave us lots of info & answered all our questions! Try the American Cancer Society & you will find other connections there as well & your Dr. should know of meetings & support groups in your area where you may also get info. Good luck & prayers to you & your family!

      about 4 years ago