Dealing with your feelings is often easier as you learn more about Hodgkin disease and get support from others. Doctors, nurses, and other members of your healthcare team can answer your questions. Talking with friends and family or others who have had cancer can help. Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy may also help. Many people with cancer attend support groups where they share what they have learned about cancer and its treatments. Here are some options for finding support.
Ask a nurse or social worker at your hospital or clinic to suggest a local or national group. These groups may offer many different services.
Call the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 1-800-955-4572. They provide information about lymphoma, including Hodgkin disease.
Call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service. You can reach them at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). They have information about resources.
Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345). It is a nonprofit organization that helps people with cancer, and their families.