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Lymphoedema

This section is for people who have lymphoedema or who are concerned about developing lymphoedema following treatment for cancer. It also contains information for health professionals, including resources for professional development workshops.Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling in part of the body that occurs because of a build-up of fluid in the body's tissues. Estimates suggest that about 20% of patients treated for melanoma, breast, gynaecological or prostate cancers will develop lymphoedema. There is no cure, but appropriate management and daily care can reduce swelling, improve movement and prevent infections.

The resources and information in this section aim to improve the knowledge and management of secondary lymphoedema following cancer treatment. We hope that you find this information useful.