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Advice on managing night sweats (lymphoma)

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My father-in-law (76) has been provisionally diagnosed with lymphoma and is post blood-tests awaiting the results of biopsy. 

His symptoms include weight loss, fatigue, and night sweats.

The trouble is that the biopsy was more than a week ago since when there's been no communication, and the night sweats are getting worse each night.

Do you have any advice on managing these - e.g. with respect to diet, exercise ? 

Many thanks

Donna - Macmillan
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Hi scruntime,

Thanks for your post.

It’s important that your Dad lets his specialist team know that his symptoms are worse, to see what they can do to help. If he can’t speak with his specialist team, then he could speak with his G.P.

Lymphoma Action have some good information on the symptoms you’ve mentioned. This includes some practical tips that your Dad may find useful.

If it’d also help to chat through things, we’d be happy to speak with you or your Dad on the Macmillan Support Line.

I hope this is helpful.

Best wishes,


Macmillan Cancer Information Nurse Specialist