An overview of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Qualified Nurses

Authors

Helen King, Education and practice development nurse, Trinity Hospice, Clapham, London.
Rebecca Myatt, Nurse case manager (thoracic surgery), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, England.


Short description

This module provides nurses working with patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with information on patient education, continuity of care and current treatment options.


Detailed description

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative malignancies with differing patterns of behaviour and responses to treatment. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and stem cell transplantation are the main treatment modalities, but targeted therapies such as monoclonal antibodies are improving survival. The complex nature of the disease, and different treatment pathways, mean that nurses working in this area need in-depth knowledge to provide patient education, continuity of care and advice on current treatment options, as well as to ensure an optimal patient journey.
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