A BRICC Wellness Centre program.

If you've had surgery to remove lymph nodes in your armpit or groin, and/or radiotherapy in the same area, you're considered to be at some risk of developing lymphoedema.

Conservative estimates suggest that at least 20% of patients treated for melanoma, breast, gynaecological or prostate cancers will experience secondary lymphoedema.

Come and learn more about lymphoedema and what you can do to reduce your risk in this information session led by a Physiotherapist.

The program runs every second month on Tuesday at 1pm (please check for dates).

What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema can occur after lymph nodes are removed by surgery or damaged by radiotherapy. This can stop the lymph fluid from flowing freely through the lymphatic system and can cause fluid to build up in some parts of the body.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of lymphoedema are:

  • Heaviness/tightness/fullness in the limb or body part
  • Swelling
  • Ache/pain/tension in the limb or body part

Wellness Centre

Location

1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350

Directions

Enter via Sturt Street and through the double glass doors on the right

Phone

03 5320 8614

Email

simonen@bhs.org.au

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