Welcome to the Southwestern Ontario Chapter

Stronger together

If you’re dealing with lymphoma, you don’t have to do it alone. The Southwestern Ontario Chapter is a local volunteer-based group run by and for the lymphoma community. We are lymphoma patients, family members, and caregivers in the Waterloo Region and surrounding area. We meet regularly to connect with others who face the same challenges. To learn about treatments, share our experiences and offer mutual support. To be stronger together.

Get connected. Join us at our next meeting.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Peer Support Meeting: Fatigue

Information Session & Live Discussion

Fatigue is the most common symptom for patients diagnosed with lymphoma and is a very common side-effect of cancer treatment. Fatigue may improve throughout your cancer treatment or shortly thereafter; however, it may also worsen and can continue for many months or even years. It is important to note that there are also different types of fatigue, both mental and physical. For some patients, fatigue may have a minor impact and may be thought to be caused by the stress from diagnosis and treatment, rather than a symptom or side-effect of lymphoma. For others, it causes a noticeable impact, interfering with the quality of life. It is important to acknowledge fatigue as a symptom and/or side-effect and share any concerns with the appropriate healthcare team. They may be able to offer support or provide resources to manage fatigue.

With this in mind, the SWO Chapter of Lymphoma Canada is hosting an online, live presentation and discussion to provide background information about fatigue, and to learn about the patient experience with fatigue. By learning from others about their experiences with fatigue, and from resources and recommendations provided throughout the presentation, it is possible to find new ways to manage fatigue!