Our Lymphoedema Service offers treatment for patients who have developed Lymphoedema as a side effect of their cancer treatment.
Lymphoedema is a swelling that can affect any part of the body, but mainly the arms or legs. It is a common side effect of cancer and its treatment, and until now Lymphoedema treatment has not been easily accessible In Northern Warwickshire. This dedicated service at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice aims to provide both physical treatment & psychological support to help patients to maintain their quality of life.
Kay Hill, Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist explains, “Although Lymphoedema cannot be cured, it can be controlled using a combination of treatments”. The condition can be controlled with using the treatments below:
Compression therapy, using either hosiery or bandages
Manual lymphatic drainage, a specialist massage
Advice on skin care
The service aims to enable patients to independently manage this life-long condition.
The Lymphoedema Support Group meets on a monthly basis in the evening and it is led by members of the team. The Support Group offers mutual support, involves guest speakers and provides social events.
The service also provides a Healthy Steps Programme which is a fun therapeutic movement and exercise programme which is held at the Hospice twice a week.
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Lymphoedema is pronounced lim-fo-dee-ma
Once you have been diagnosed with lymphoedema it is with you for life.
It is a long term (chronic) condition which can’t be cured, but can usually be well controlled by our lovely Lymphoedema team at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
“My arm feels lighter, softer, more relaxed. The clinic staff make the appointment experience relaxed and pleasurable.”
“The swelling goes down and the dull pain lessens. Then inconjunction with Healthy Steps this lifts my confidence and spirits.”
“A very loving service, staffed by the most supportive, competent and understanding team. They were hugely helpful during some dark times.”
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