Lymphedema

About

Our lymphedema clinics see patients who are affected by swelling to parts of the body due to a damaged lymphatic system following cancer or cancer treatments.

Our service is provided by practitioners with experience in managing lymphedema in both traditional and innovative ways. Our emphasis is on early intervention to prevent the complications that are often associated with lymphedema.

We focus on supporting patients to manage the lymphedema themselves with regular support from the clinic.

Treatments we offer

In most cases, treatment plans will focus on enabling you to manage the lymphedema yourself, with regular support from the clinic. This self-management regime may include:

  • advice about skin care
  • exercise
  • self-massage
  • fitting of a lymphedema garment – either a sleeve or stocking

For some people a more intensive treatment regime may be necessary, requiring frequent visits to the clinic over a period of one or two weeks while a course of specialised manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage and lymphedema bandaging is provided.

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