We understand that people with cancer are worried about coronavirus. Here is the latest guidance. We will update it regularly.

Ask a nurse

Do you have a question about cancer? One of our Cancer Information Nurse Specialists will aim to respond within 2 working days.

Follicular lymphoma and lower back pain

Gary c
Posted by

I have had really bad back pain since they stopped my maintenance treatment I have follicular lymphoma should I be worried 

Ellen M-Macmillan
Posted by


Thanks for getting in touch with us.

It’s natural to worry about any new symptoms that you’re having, especially now that your maintenance treatment has stopped. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t worry about your cancer coming back(relapsing).

As nurses on this type of platform we can’t diagnose the reasons why you’re having really bad back pain. We always advice that if anyone has new, persistent or worsening symptoms that it’s important that they contact their hospital team to let them know. This is so that you can be properly assessed, and your pain managed.

Best wishes and take care.

Ellen- Cancer Information Nurse Specialist.