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.

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Schloss et al showed a link between vitamin B12 deficiency and increased likelihood of developing peripheral neuropathy. Administration of B12 was shown to reduce the severity and likelihood of peripheral neuropathy.

Post-treatment an adjunctive care model with ReMed’s Ancora team is focused on diet, lifestyle and exercise to reduce risk of recurrence that is informed by up-to-date research and takes into account a holistic view of health and wellbeing.

For a complimentary 20 minutes session with one of our Ancora naturopath’s or clinical nutritionist please call T:1300 173 633 or book online

Schloss, J. M., Colosimo, M., Airey, C., & Vitetta, L. (2015). Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and vitamin B12 deficiency. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(7), 1843–1850.doi:10.1007/s00520-015-2725-6 

Do you have Lymphoma? Call us on 1300 1REMED or 1300 173 633 or book an appointment online to assess your condition.

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