Resources & Support

Supporting Patients and Caregivers

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) offers a wide range of support services, educational programs, and free publications for people with lymphoma and their loved ones.  Whether you are newly diagnosed, requesting detailed information about lymphoma, looking for ongoing support, or seeking help with long-term survivorship, LRF is here to help.

Trained LRF Helpline staff members are available to answer your questions about a lymphoma diagnosis and treatment information, as well as provide individual support and referrals to you and your loved ones.  Callers may request the services of a language interpreter.  To contact the LRF Helpline, email or call 800-500-9976, Monday through Friday, from 9:30am – 7:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Learn About Lymphoma

Lymphoma is the most common type of blood cancer.  Specifically, lymphoma is a cancer that affects lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell. Lymphocytes travel through the blood and lymphatic system to defend the body against foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses.  Lymphomas usually develop when a change, or mutation, occurs within a lymphocyte, causing the abnormal cell to replicate faster than, or live longer than, a normal lymphocyte.  Like normal lymphocytes, cancerous lymphocytes can travel through the blood and lymphatic system and spread and grow in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and other organs.

To learn more about a specific type of lymphoma, select from the following menu: