Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Cransley Hospice both provide funding for specialist nurses working in the countywide Lymphoedema Service which is based at Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
Our service is provided in a specially adapted outpatient setting for patients with lymphoedema which is a result of cancer and/or its treatment. The aim of the treatment is to reduce as much as possible the swelling and symptoms of lymphoedema thereby helping patients to live as normal a life as possible.
My mother was treated so kindly by the staff and we (my sister and myself), were given so much help and information regarding her condition, we can't thank you enough!
Lymphoedema is a swelling in the tissues which happens when lymph fluid cannot drain away. The swelling can affect arms, legs, body, or head and may cause heaviness, pain, tightness, loss of function or dry/hardened skin and makes the patient more susceptible to episodes of inflammation and soreness. The Lymphoedema Specialist Nurses have undertaken additional training to help patients to reduce the impact of this condition on their everyday lives.