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Interview 36

Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000 after finding a swelling in her chest. She had radiotherapy but a new lump appeared which was also treated with radiotherapy. Two further recurrences were treated with chemotherapy. In remission.

  • Background

    Retired teacher, married with two adult children. Ethnic background: Indian.

  • Age at interview 66
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 25

    Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2005 after experiencing breathlessness. Fluid removed from around her heart followed by chemotherapy injected in her spine as well as intravenously. In remission.

  • Background

    Retired children’s nanny, married with three adult children. Ethnic background: White English.

  • Age at interview 70
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 26

    Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2005 after an abdominal growth caused her discomfort. Other symptoms included a cyst on her neck and hot flushes. Treated with chemotherapy and rituximab. In remission.

  • Background

    Housewife, married with five adult stepchildren. Ethnic background: White Caucasian and Slav.

  • Age at interview 54
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 27

    While pregnant she discovered swellings on her neck, which were not investigated. Following delivery an ear ache led to a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000, which was treated with chemotherapy.

  • Background

    Teacher, married with two children aged 9 and 6. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 40
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 28

    Was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1993 after finding an abdominal lump. He had chemotherapy and interferon, followed by a stem cell transplant for a recurrence. In remission.

  • Background

    Photographer, married with three adult children. Ethnic background: White British (Scottish).

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 29

    Was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1985 after finding a lump in her neck. Four sessions of chemotherapy put her in remission. She has been well ever since.

  • Background

    Self-employed partner/director of visitor attraction, married with two adult children. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 30

    Was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2003 after 2-3 years of occasional abdominal pain. Treated with CHOP chemotherapy and rituximab. In remission but suffers from lymphoedema.

  • Background

    Engineer, single, no children. Ethnic background: White European.

  • Age at interview 55
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 31

    Was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004 after finding lumps in his neck and experiencing prolonged weight loss. Radiotherapy treatment put him into remission but he has other health problems.

  • Background

    Retired consultant engineer, married with two adult children. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 64
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 32

    Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed in 1996 after developing swellings in his neck and face. Treatment' chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a stem cell autograph. Two recurrences. Treatment included an allogenic bone marrow 'mini transplant'.

  • Background

    Unemployed, living with partner, two adult children. Ethnic background: White Scottish.

  • Age at interview 49
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 33

    Hodgkin's lymphoma was diagnosed in 1993 after she noticed swollen glands in her neck following an infection she contracted while travelling abroad. Twelve sessions of chemotherapy put her into remission.

  • Background

    Teacher, single, no children. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 33
  • Sex/Gender Female