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
When: Second Thursday of every month
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Where: Online for Peter Mac patients and carers
For more information, please see our flyer.
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Please register by clicking the Book Now button at the bottom of this page and include your name, email address and UR number or for the person you're caring for. Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact us with the details below.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 8559 6260 (Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, voice mail service available)
Please watch this short 15 minute video with Senior Physiotherapist and Lymphoedema Therapist Erika Kotowicz to learn about lymphoedema.
Phone: 8559 6260
Email: [email protected]