Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the body’s infection-fighting network and includes lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland and the bone marrow. The main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Symptoms of lymphoma include enlarged lymph nodes or a lump, fatigue, night sweats and weight loss. A medical diagnosis is required, and conventional treatment commonly involves chemotherapy, medication and radiation therapy.
Naturopathic support for lymphoma is centred around reducing the side effects of treatment, enhancing the effectiveness of treatment and ensuring general health and immunity is maintained so conventional treatment can be completed as planned
At Remed, our oncology team work only with patients who have an oncologist and are undergoing or who have had conventional treatment.
One example of how an adjunctive care can help while a patient is undergoing conventional treatment for lymphoma is vitamin B12 for prevention or reducing the severity of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is very common in those having chemotherapy and apart from significantly affecting quality of life, it can result delays or reduction in chemotherapy.