Going lime raises awareness and funds for a very special cause. Your support and participation in Put Lymphoma in the Limelight will allow us to place lymphoma care nurses in hospitals across Australia.
Imagine the difference that these specialists will have for people newly diagnosed and needing information; for families who need support and education and to lean on throughout their journey.
Lymphoma care nurses will be there to help patients and their families navigate the system,
access the most up to date treatments and take the fear of the unknown
out of the lymphoma journey.
The key roles of a lymphoma nurse will include the following:
- A major role will be the provision of support and education to newly diagnosed lymphoma patients and their families – this includes emotional support, access to support groups and websites, helping with appointments, explaining treatment regimes including clinical trials, interaction with social work and allied health, addressing fertility issues and implementing survivorship programs.
- Development of education initiatives such as simple summaries of treatment regimes, which can be provided to patients Australia wide. With over 100 different types of lymphoma, each having unique treatment, which may vary with the age of the patient, stage of the disease and whether the treatment is frontline or for a relapse, there a huge number of regimes out there.
- Ensuring timely access to clinical trials for all lymphoma patients.
We can only make this happen together. Help us raise awareness and GO LIME.