Lymphoedema

Cancer and its treatment can impact or damage the body’s lymphatic system. This can lead to a build-up of lymph fluid (also known as swelling) in tissues under the skin. This swelling is called lymphoedema. Not all cancer survivors will experience lymphoedema. Lymphoedema most often occurs in the arm or the leg but can occur in other parts of the body. Understanding what lymphoedema is and learning how to manage it can help survivors improve their function and quality of life.

Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville

  • Wellbeing Centre event Let’s talk Lymphoedema. This Q&A session is run by experts and aims to support those experiencing Lymphoedema.
  • Physiotherapy services. Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can assist with mobility and physical function before, during and after cancer treatment.
  • Optimisation Clinic: This multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is for cancer survivors with complex needs. Services include a dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist. For referrals please email [email protected] or [email protected] for further information

Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct

If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback, please email, ACSC

Guidance documents

Information for cancer survivors and their families

Additional information for health professionals

Projects

If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback, please email, ACSC