To determine whether or not you are ready to return to school, discuss any physical, emotional, or mental concerns that you may have with your healthcare team. Consider your follow-up care plan and how it may fit into your school schedule.
There are a number of resources that are available to you through your school that can help you with this transition.
Student Affairs Office: Here you can find help with a number of services that are available to you as a student. These can include student health insurance, financial aid, and accommodations for students with disabilities.
Academic Advisors: Make an appointment with your advisor(s) to discuss the course choices for your program, the possibility of taking a reduced course load, as well as potential attendance issues due to doctors’ appointments.
Campus Health Centre: If you use the services of your campus health centre, it’s a good idea to keep the medical staff up to date on your medical history, diagnosis, past lymphoma treatments, current health status, and expected needs for follow-up care. You can also share your upcoming appointments or tests, your oncologist’s contact information, and how to coordinate your care between the health centre staff and your oncologist. They may assist you with informing your teachers or professors of any special needs required in the classroom as a result of your medical condition.
Occasionally, some students have experienced temporary or long-term learning challenges as a result of lymphoma or specific types of lymphoma treatments.