Whether it's cancer, or non-cancer related lymphoedema, or lipoedema; our team of highly trained nurses can help you.
We will work with you to provide education, advice and guidance on the best way to manage your illness, so that you can carry on living life your way.
Our team have the time to spend with you; we understand that you will have lots of questions and we can help you to answer them.
We recognise the emotional impact of living with a chronic illness too, we can give you the emotional and psychological support you need.
We individualise your care, and we will always talk through the best options for you. Using our resources, we can help you to self-manage your illness with techniques, exercises and massage.
You can be referred to our Lymphoedema Clinic through your GP or other health care professional. Once we have received your referral we will be in touch to arrange your assessment.
After your referral:
- We will arrange an initial assessment appointment to gather all necessary information and perform a physical assessment. We will provide you with the necessary information and teach you techniques to self manage Lymphoedema.
- Nursing staff are continuing to follow current guidelines regarding PPE. We would encourage you to wear a face mask if you can and do not attend the clinic if you have any coronavirus symptoms.
- You can find leaflets and videos to help explain self management of Lymphoedema on this website.
Yes, there are resources online and that will be able to give you advice, guidance and tips for self management. There are some information leaflets, as well as:
A group of healthcare organisations that have come together to make sure that anyone with a lower leg or foot problem understands their condition and receives the urgent care, attention and support they need. You can visit their website here: www.legsmatter.org.
They have a range of resources on everything from talking to your healthcare professional about your illness, to information on changing a dressing.
International Lymphoedema Framework
A dedicated platform for the lymphoedema community. Their website features a series of films to support lymphoedema patients in managing their condition.
Click here for the videos.
British Lymphology Society
Movement is one of the best things you can do to keep your Lymphoedema under control. Research has shown that there are many activities that are both safe and beneficial.
Please take a look at the BLS (British Lymphology Society) Everybody Can Campaign by clicking on this link. On this page you will find great tips, advice and videos to help you stay active, keep healthy and boost your lymphatic system.
For more information, click here.
We understand how adjusting to life with lymphoedema or lipoedema can be overwhelming. But while you may need to make some adaptations to your daily routines, you can still have the great quality of life you deserve.
LymphConnect developed a program to help you regain control over your life and enjoy it to the fullest. You can join the LymphConnect community and get hands-on tips and share your experience with other people.
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