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Understanding Lymphoedema Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has been prepared to help you understand more about secondary lymphoedema, a possible side effect of cancer treatments. In this fact sheet we’ve used the term lymphoedema. Not all people treated for cancer will get lymphoedema. We hope this fact sheet will help you, your family and friends understand what lymphoedema is and how it can be managed.

Year first published or reviewed: 2017

Last updated on: 01-12-2017
By: Cancer Council NSW


Cancer Council NSW

BreastScreen ACT

Primary Audience / Population Groups

Specifically written for:
Men, Women
Target Group(s):
People with Cancer

Focus Of Resource

Cancer Type:
Area of focus:
Diagnosis, Psycho Social, Treatment Management

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