Members Statement: World Lymphoma Awareness Day

I am wearing a lime ribbon to put lymphoma in the limelight. September is lymphoma month and Thursday is World Lymphoma Awareness Day.

The incidence of cancer lymphoma is rising significantly. So many people in my region are affected by this life-threatening disease, and too many more are diagnosed every day. I am a lymphoma survivor, and this time last year I was completing my final round of radiation treatment. I am well due to the good work of a team of medical professionals led by the hardworking Dr John Hounsell, a specialist on the south-west coast whose workload is well overcommitted. To support doctors and teams like the one John leads, this disease needs more funding for research and funding for lymphoma care nurses.