Lymphoma resources

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is a registered provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).

As such, we are committed to developing a programme of education sessions for GPs (and practice nurses) around New Zealand in the coming years.

On average, a New Zealand GP may encounter seven to eight lymphoma patients during their career.* LBC is committed to increasing awareness of lymphoma and its signs and symptoms with GPs and practice nurses. We have recently created several lymphoma-specific resources for GPs:

Is Lymphoma on Your Radar?a double-sided diagnostic decision tool card with flow chart and list of signs, symptoms and initial investigations when lymphoma is suspected. 

Early_Diagnosis_and_Referral_of_Lymphoma_is_Critical - an article co-authored by Dr Peter Browett, Medical Director, Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand and Dr Ken Bradstock, Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

Understanding_Lymphoma both available as a wall poster and an A4 tear-off pad, this one-stop overview of the types and treatments of lymphoma is popular with GPs and specialist clinics alike.

These supplement our existing resources about lymphoma:

Non-Hodgkin_Lymphoma and Hodgkin_Lymphoma patient information booklets

Tom_has_Lymphoma picture book for paediatric patients and children of adult patients

Lymphoma Today twice yearly newsletter for patients and families living with lymphoma

*Based on current diagnostic tares, the number of GPs in New Zealand and an average career length of 30 years.