Lymphoma treatment near Weston Creek

A person with a suspected or confirmed lymphoma should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP).

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma involves a team of specialists. Initial referral should be to a haematologist.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment. 

Where to have treatment

Treatment for lymphoma may include chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Many people with lymphoma have a combination of these treatments.

Haematology for lymphoma

Haematology services for lymphoma are listed below. Results are ordered by distance from Weston Creek ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Weston Creek ACT.

Find a cancer care team

All people with lymphoma in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support to children and young people with cancer.

Tests and timeframes

National optimal care pathways have been developed to guide recommended care at each stage of the cancer pathway.

Initial tests may be organised by the general practitioner (GP) and can include:

  • a full blood examination
  • ultrasound
  • chest radiography
  • computed tomography (CT) scan
  • a biopsy or a period of observation.

For people with Hodgkin and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas:

  • People with moderate or severe symptoms require consultation within two days.
  • The specialist consultation should take place within two weeks of the initial GP appointment. 
  • Initial treatment should commence within two weeks of diagnosis.
  • If the cancer compromises a critical organ or progresses rapidly, treatment may start as early as within 24 hours.

More information about the lymphoma care pathway is available in these fact sheets:

  • Optimal care pathway for Hodgkin and large B-cell lymphoma Quick reference guide for health professionals
  • Fact sheet for patients in plain English and seven other languages.

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