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Our business owner, Hayley, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in June this year and is currently undergoing Chemotherapy.
While Hayley has stepped back from the business in a physical sense, Hayley is adamant that she will continue to work to ensure she can serve and cater to her customers. Hayley is working behind the scenes from the comforts of home which will allow her to rest when required during her fight against Cancer.
Hayley is passionate about raising awareness for the Lymphoma Foundation Australia and would like to encourage her customers to donate if possible.
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Lymphoma Facts:

Lymphoma is the 6th most common cancer in adult men and women in Australia. Lymphoma can affect people of all ages, however it does increase in incidence in older ages. Lymphoma is the most common cancer in young people aged 15-29 years. Lymphoma is the 3rd most common cancer in children aged 0-14 years. It affects around 6,500 Australians each year.

There are over 80 different types of lymphoma. They are all grouped under the one name. Some types of lymphoma are more common, and some types are very rare.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that begins in cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are our infection-fighting cells in our immune system. Lymphoma is the name given to a group of cancers of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is made up of vessels and organs throughout the body. These include lymph nodes, the spleen, the thymus, bone marrow and other parts of the body.

Lymphoma occurs when lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell, gain a DNA mutation. The role of lymphocytes is to fight infection, as part of the body’s immune system. There are B-lymphocytes (B-cells) and T-lymphocytes (T-cells) that play different roles. The lymphoma cells then divide and grow uncontrollably or do not die when they should.

Lymphoma has a build-up of abnormal lymphocytes. These cause lumps or swelling in your lymph nodes. The swelling can often be felt in your armpits, neck or groin, but can be located in most tissues of the body.

There are two main types of lymphoma. They are called Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Lymphomas are further divided into:

  • Indolent (slow growing) lymphoma develops over months to years
  • Aggressive (fast-growing) lymphoma develop over weeks to months
  • B-cell lymphoma develops from abnormal B-cell lymphocytes & are the most common. About 85 out of every 100 people (85%) diagnosed with lymphoma, will have a type of B-cell lymphoma. B-cell lymphoma may be either Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • T-cell lymphoma develops from abnormal T-cell lymphocytes. About 15 out every 100 people (15%) diagnosed with lymphoma will have a type of T-cell lymphoma. All T-cell lymphoma’s are a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Source; https://www.lymphoma.org.au/lymphoma/what-is-lymphoma/