The Value of Peer-to-Peer Support for Lymphoma Patients

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When you’ve been diagnosed with lymphoma, support is essential. As much as family and close friends will try to provide comfort, sometimes the best person to talk to is someone who’s been through the same thing.

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Peer-to-peer support is a great way to get information about what to expect with your treatment as well as emotional support from someone who really understands your situation. They’re there not just to offer advice, but also to listen to your concerns, allowing you to speak freely and honestly in a way that you may not feel comfortable doing in front of family.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is working with the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program to place newly diagnosed patients with trained volunteer survivors.

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