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.
You can find information and support about lymphoedema from:
- The British Lymphology Society, phone: 01452 790178
- Macmillan Cancer Support, phone: 0808 808 0000
- Lymphoedema Support Network, phone: 020 7351 4480 or email: [email protected]
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.