Educational Forum on Understanding Lymphoma Diagnosis – results of a rapid diagnosis clinic
Lymphomas are a group of cancers that have a variety of clinical presentations and are often a challenge for health care professionals to diagnose. For some lymphomas, a delay in the diagnosis can negatively influence outcomes of therapy. Additionally, a long time to diagnosis can increase patient anxiety and affect other quality of life measures.
This presentation will teach patients the steps involved in a lymphoma diagnosis including types of tests and procedures, and provide an understanding of why the diagnosis of lymphoma can be so complex. You will also be given suggestions on how to prepare and manage expectations as you go through this process.
This educational presentation will reference the results of the Lymphoma Rapid Diagnosis Clinic at Princess Margaret to provide information to the Toronto Community based on the five-year results since this clinic opened.
Date/Time: November 24, 2020 @ 2-3 pm EST
Speaker: Shannon Nixon
Shannon Nixon is a Nurse Practitioner with the Malignant Hematology Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario. She leads the Lymphoma Rapid Diagnosis Clinic and is an integral member of the lymphoma care team at Princess Margaret. Shannon is dedicated to the lymphoma community and currently is a member of the Lymphoma Canada Nurse Advisory Board.
This educational forum is open to patients in Toronto and GTA regions.