Lymphoma is the NUMBER 1 cancer for people aged 15-29 years and third most common in children. But it can affect anyone at any age.
Lymphoma is the sixth most common cancer in Australia, with more than 6,900 people diagnosed each year.
“No one is immune to lymphoma.”
“I was young, fit and hadn’t felt sick at all. There was disbelief when the doctor said you have Hodgkin Lymphoma.
“Something I learned through my encounter with lymphoma, is that you’re not the only person affected by it.”
– Johnny Mannah
Young people aged 15-18 years can be referred by their GP to either a paediatric hospital or an adult hospital.
They often fall between the gaps of two different healthcare systems, receive different treatments and there are not enough clinical trials available for young people.
Adolescents and young people not only have different clinical needs, they also have different psychosocial and health needs than adults.
This is why the Walk4Lymphoma event will be funding Australia’s first Lymphoma Nurse to support young people.