Frequently Asked Questions

About Lymphoedema

About Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a specific swelling (oedema) that occurs when the lymphatic system does not adequately drain the lymph from the tissues under the skin.

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Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Lymphoedema requires lifelong self-care to manage it effectively. Here we outline some of the treatments currently available.

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Self Management

Self Management

Research has identified early detection and treatment of lymphoedema may minimise lymphoedema and provide the best results.

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Coping With Lymphoedema

Coping With Lymphoedema

A diagnosis of lymphoedema can cause both physical and emotional disruption in your life. In the early stages it is not unusual to be asking “Why did this happen to me?”

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Public Health Services

Public Health Services

Information about the public health system and related services. If you have lymphoedema and hold a Medicare card you are eligible to use Queensland’s free health care system.

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Links

Links

Resource Links for additional information, Organisations & Networks, Brochures & Resources.

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