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At Risk of Lymphoedema

At Risk of Lymphoedema

Every 2nd month - Tuesday 1.00pm (please check for dates)

Conservative estimates suggest that at least 20% of patients treated for melanoma, breast, gynaecological or prostate cancers will experience secondary lymphoedema. What is it: lymphoedema can occur after lymph nodes are removed by surgery or damaged by radiotherapy. This can stop the lymph fluid from flowing freely through the lymphatic system and can cause fluid to build up in some parts of the body. Signs and Symptoms: heaviness/tightness/fullness in the limb or body part, swelling, ache/pain/tension in the limb or body part Come and learn more about lymphoedema and what you can do to reduce your risk in this information session led by a Physiotherapist.