Because there are no clear answers, living with lymphoma as a chronic illness can be difficult to cope with. Your care after treatment will depend, to a large extent, on the type of lymphoma you had or have, what type of treatment you received, and how you responded to treatment.

Once you have completed active treatment, you will likely be given a follow-up care plan to monitor your progress and recovery as well as to watch for a potential recurrence. It is very important to go to all of your follow-up appointments. Your schedule of visits and the tests and procedures that you will undergo during follow-up are tailored to your individual situation. At this point in time you will continue to be under the care of your current lymphoma healthcare team.

At some point in time, your care may be transitioned back to your family doctor. In addition, you may start to see new or additional doctors such as a dentist, neurologist, physiotherapist or naturopath for other health-related issues. In these sections, you will learn how to help ensure that everyone is aware of your medical history so that you can continue to receive the best care possible.