Overview

Lymphoedema

We provide advice, information and education about how to manage lymphoedema symptoms.

Lymphoedema is a swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the body's tissues. It causes skin and tissue changes and sometimes a feeling of tightness, heaviness or both. It can affect your ability to do daily tasks and activities.

It's a long-term condition that can be caused by cancer and cancer treatment. It can occur in any part of the body.

There's no cure but our specialist nurses and physiotherapists can help you to manage the swelling and lead an active life.

We can also refer you to other specialist services, such as physiotherapy, depending on your needs.

Health information

You can find information and support about lymphoedema from:

Team

Our service is led by specialist lymphoedema nurses and physiotherapists. They are experts with knowledge and experience of helping people manage lymphoedema.

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more details.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 4749

Please leave a message and we'll aim to call you back within 3 working days.

Email: gst-tr.lymphoedemagstt@nhs.net

We aim to respond to emails within 48 hours.

Address: Welcome village, 1st floor, Cancer Centre at Guy's, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

We're open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.

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