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Something to think about

Food for thought-letting go of things

Bras, prothesis and wig entit;ements for cancer patients

Update on Wig and Post Op Products from the HSE from Wigworld

This is great news. The HSE have stop plans to change the current entitlements for cancer patients and survivors who need items like wigs and post op products like mastectomy bra. Thank you Joyce O’Carroll for the update.   Wigworld · Yesterday at 6:07pm · Update……HSE National Policy for Wigs/Post Mastectomy Products I received an

Men get lymphoedema too

A man’s insight into lymphoedema

Lymphoedema affects men also. This is a man’s perspective on lymphoedema and how men are in the minority when it comes to lymphoedema. Cancer survivorship is difficult and the late side effects of treatment can develop. This gentleman had melanoma and oesophageal cancer. More awareness is needed around lymphoedema and this story highlights that this awareness

Lymphoedema post cacner treatment, the late side effect

Late side effects of breast cancer- Lymphoedema

This is a very personal account of the late side effects of breast cancer treatment- LYMPHOEDEMA. More education is needed on survivorship after a cancer diagnosis. Patients are experiencing problems or symptoms  that they were never educated about and when they appear it can be a very difficult time as they can automatically think that

Summer tips if you have lymphoedema

Summertime Tips for Lymphies

Compression garments and lymphoedema

Compression is a cornerstone in Lymphoedema Management

Compression garments are a cornerstone for #lymphoedema patient care. It is so important to find the ones that works best for each client as everyone is individual. Compression stockings or garments along with good skin care, movement, deep breathing and regular sessions of Manual Lymph Drainage manage Lymphoedema whether its Primary or Secondary. Contact your local therapist

HOrses and compression garments

Horses wear compression bandages too.

Horse have 8,000 lymph nodes compared to human at 500-700 nodes. Compression garments or bandages are recommended when standing for very long periods of time. Compression garments and bandages aid recovery and reduce swelling.  

Cellulitis

Lymphoedema has other causes such as Cellulitis

Lymphoedema is normally associated with Breast Cancer as a result of their treatment, yet this accounts for only an eighth of the estimated 240,000 or more Britons living with lymphoedema, says Professor Peter Mortimer, a consultant dermatologist at St George’s Hospital, London. Cellulitis can cause damage to the lymphatic system which results in lymphoedema.  

Survive and Thrive Programme with Marie Keating Foundation

We are now moving on to our 8th  Survive & Thrive programme in Ireland and this one is for a mixed group not focusing on any particular type of cancer but on survivors and those who support them in  your local community. Last year we held three altogether, in Dublin, Nenagh and Waterford and they

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