There are a number of things that can happen to your body as you near the end of your life.
These changes usually happen because of the impact lymphoma has on your organs and because of how advancing cancer affects your body overall.
Gradually, your body slows down and stops functioning as it should. When lymphoma affects a particular organ, it can stop that organ from doing its job. The problems you develop depend on which parts of your body are affected by lymphoma. We outline some possible changes to your body that you might have in the final days of your life. You might have some, all or none of these; nobody can predict exactly what you will experience. Please note that you might find this information upsetting to read.
Bone marrow failure
Lymphoma often involves the bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Lymphoma can affect the bone marrow to such an extent that you are unable to make new blood cells. This can lead to complications such as: