Lymphoedema Awareness Week

WHEN: 09 Mar, 2019 , The week runs from 3 to 9 March

About the event

We're supporting 'Sock it to Lymphoedema' as part of the Lymphoedema Awareness Week.

Run by the British Lymphology Society, this is an annual event that seeks to raise awareness of Lymphoedema and the treatment options available.

Lymphoedema is the name given to a swelling in the tissues beneath the skin that occurs when the lymph fluid in the tissues cannot drain away. While Lymphoedema can affect any part of the body, it most commonly affects a limb and sometimes the adjoining area such as the trunk and/or breast. Our Lymphoedema Service provides treatment and management for all patients experiencing Lymphoedema caused by cancer or its treatment. 

There will be an information stand in the Hospital on Tuesday 5 March, manned by Yvonne, our Lymphoedema Therapist, and a drop in session at Live and Learn, on Thursday 7 March. Yvonne will be available between 10:00 and 14:00 on both days. If you, or someone you know, has Lymphoedema, these are excellent opportunities to chat to Yvonne to find out more about the services available and learn how to manage the condition.

On Friday, everyone is invited to wear odd socks or gloves to support the ‘Sock it to Lymphoedema’ campaign, to help raise awareness for the condition. If you join in, please share your photos with us on our social media pages.