Lymphoedema

My Lymphoedema journey

Nobody told me about Lymphoedema  When my legs swelled to the size of a rugby player's thighs, I became                 really worried.  No-one had told me that my cancer op might bring this on, but vague comments made me realise I had Lymphoedema.  Later I found out...

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Lymphoedema has a powerful advocate

Oscar-winning actress fights for Lymphoedema When Americans think their healthcare needs a spokesperson, they field the big guns.  Albeit Oscar-winning Kathy Bates might seem an odd choice. But she uses every trick in the book to get her message over, and anyone...

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Lymphoedema list

Health Unlocked is an excellent website Forum for those of us with Lymphoedema or Osteoporosis Today, a subscriber asks where she and her husband should move to?  She wants to know which area has the best health service for those o us with Lymphoedema, and obviously...

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Hydrotherapy is the ‘forgotten’ exercise

In Europe hydrotherapy treatment is expanding as doctors see the benefits. Spa waters at Casciana Terme, Italy Exercising in hydro pools is beneficial for cancer survivors, those with muscular and neurological problems, especially long-term effects after polio, etc.,...

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Exercises for Lymphatic Drainage

Livestrong on exercise for Lymphoedema Livestrong is the mega American cancer charity, with a lot of really good information on its website, in a much more user-friendly format than we seem to produce! The charity is very keen on exercise post-cancer, and say the...

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Affordable MLD for Lymphoedema treatment

Paul's Support Centre in London offers inexpensive massageFor those who struggle with support garments In Battersea, Paul's Cancer Support Centre now has a Vodder-trained Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) therapist.  And only charge £45 for an hour's treatment (normally...

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