Where do I go for help?
Finding a Lymphoedema Therapist
If you have had treatment for cancer, your surgeon may refer you to a Lymphoedema Therapist. Your breast care nurse and/ or Cancer Liaison Nurse can refer you to a Lymphoedema Therapist too. A list of Lymphoedema Therapists
is available on the website.
Lymphoedema Support Groups
Your local Division of the Cancer Society
can give you the contact details of the nearest Lymphoedema Support Group. If you subscribe to the support group you may get a newsletter.
Some lymphoedema support groups sell handbooks on lymphoedema management.
Contacts for lymphoedema networks include:
Auckland Lymphoedema Support Network
c/o 4 Acorn Street, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023. Phone (09) 625-6463
Lymphoedema Association of Australia
Handbooks and Books
There are some excellent handbooks on lymphoedema. Some may be available from the Cancer Society or the lymphoedema support groups.
- Exercises for Lymphoedema of the Leg (1998).
- Exercises for Lymphoedema of the Arm (1996).
- Living with Lymphoedema (1995).
- Piller, Neil:
Recognition, Treatment and Management of a Lymphoedema Leg (26 pp.)
Recognition, Treatment and Management of the Lymphoedema Arm (23 pp.)
Recognition, Treatment and Management of the Lymphoedema of the Breast
Recognition, Treatment and Management of Primary Lymphoedema.
Piller Neil & O’Conner, Maree (2002) .
The Lymphoedema Handbook Causes, Effects and Management. Published by Hill of Content/ Collins Books: Melbourne.
Swirsky, Joan & Sackett, Nancy (1998). Coping with lymphoedema: A practical guide to understanding, treating and Living with lymphoedema. (pp. 274). Published by Avery Publishing Group: New York
There are thousands of sites with information on lymphoedema. Some useful sites include:
American Society of Lymphology
National Cancer Institute
National Lymphoedema Network (California)
MacMillan Cancer Support UK
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