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Let's Talk About Lymphoedema

13 March 2024
| 12:00 - 13:00

Let's talk lymphoedema

At Let's Talk About Lymphoedema, our lymphoedema therapists discusses how you may reduce your risk or manage the condition.

Lymphoedema is swelling caused by a build-up of lymph fluid in the tissues, which occurs if the lymph nodes are damaged or removed. Due to a disruption in the lymphatic system, some cancer treatments can cause lymphoedema; this is called secondary lymphoedema. Secondary lymphoedema can occur any time following cancer treatment, but the most common presentation is within the first two years following treatment.

Patients with a cancer history may develop lymphoedema because of:

  • Surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Radiotherapy disturbance of lymph nodes
  • Tumours blocking or compressing the lymphatic pathways
  • Inflammation within the lymph vessels

Register and for more information

Please register by clicking the Register now button below. This will take you to a Zoom online form to enter your name, email address and UR (Unique Record)/patient number or the details of the person you're caring for. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

For further information or if you have a question, please contact the Wellbeing Centre team.

  • Phone: (03) 8559 6260 (Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, voicemail available)
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Further information

You are invited to watch this short 15-minute video with Senior Physiotherapist and Lymphoedema Therapist Erika Kotowicz to learn about lymphoedema.

 

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Event Details

Location

Online for Peter Mac patients and carers via Zoom
Phone: (03) 8559 6260

Date and time

13 March 2024 | 12:00 - 13:00
Second Wednesday of every month