Key clinical point: Patients undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma may experience a greater sense of isolation than patients with other types of cancer do.
Major finding: Patients reported three themes while undergoing chemotherapy: living an emotional roller coaster, becoming dependent on others, and facing an uncertain future.
Study details: A qualitative study of six adults patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who were undergoing chemotherapy.
Disclosures: There was no outside funding for the study and the researchers reported having no financial disclosures.
Chircop D et al. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;35:117-21.