Lymphoma Support Network
The Lymphoma Support Network (LSN) is a one-to-one peer support program for people with lymphoma and their caregivers. The LSN connects patients and caregivers with volunteers who have had similar experiences. Volunteers are there to offer words of encouragement, and understanding, to help give others strength to meet the challenges they may have to face.
More than 6,000 lymphoma survivors and their caregivers have joined the LSN to connect with others, share their personal histories as they relate to lymphoma, and offer emotional support.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join the Lymphoma Support Network?
In order to participate in the program, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire or contact the LRF Helpline and provide information about yourself, including your lymphoma subtype and treatment history. All information will remain confidential.
How will I be matched in the Lymphoma Support Network?
You will be asked to rank, in order of importance, the following matching criteria:
- Geographic location
- Preferred method of communication
- Specific treatments
How should I contact my Lymphoma Support Network Volunteer?
Depending on personal preference and geographic proximity from one another, you may choose to communicate over the phone or by email. It is up to you and your volunteer match to decide not only the method but also how often you communicate.
What if my needs change over time?
The program exists to meet your needs at any point during the illness, whether newly diagnosed, in treatment, or in remission. For example, some individuals may prefer to be matched for a limited time during treatment, while others may be looking for someone with whom they can start an ongoing, mutually supportive friendship.