Lymphoedema is a life-long distressing condition affecting people from birth to old age.  There is no cure.  This progressive, chronic disorder of the lymphatic system can have ongoing effects on physical and emotional wellbeing of people impacting their quality of life.  With community support, we’ll build understanding of lymphoedema and contribute funds for vital research.

The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) is committed to promoting the development of lymphology in Australasia. The Association will strive to improve the management of those with, or at risk of developing lymphoedema and enhance communication between health professionals, educators, relevant authorities and government in regard to oedemas and lymphoedema.

 

What is Lymphoedema?

  • There are two types of Lymphoedema, Primary and Secondary - it affects people of all ages - there is no cure
  • Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic circulation fails to function correctly, causing persistent swelling of the limb(s) and other areas of the body
  • Early diagnosis can reduce the impact of the disorder for sufferers
  • Keeping cool can help manage lymphoedema
  • Around 100,000 Australians have Primary Lymphoedema and other lymphoedema conditions
  • Cancer patients or survivors are at greater risk of developing Secondary Lymphoedema
  • Around 300,000 Australians have cancer related lymphoedema
  • 20% of Australian cancer survivors will experience secondary lymphoedema - more than 8000 new cases annually
  • If you have unexplained swelling, seek an assessment by a medical practitioner
  • Learn the symptoms and locate an ALA accredited practitioner today at http://www.lymphoedema.org.au
 
 

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Lymphoedema is a life-long distressing condition affecting people from birth to old age.  There is no cure.  This progressive, chronic disorder of the lymphatic system can have ongoing effects on physical and emotional wellbeing of people impacting their quality of life.  With community support, we’ll build understanding of lymphoedema and contribute funds for vital research.

The Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) is committed to promoting the development of lymphology in Australasia. The Association will strive to improve the management of those with, or at risk of developing lymphoedema and enhance communication between health professionals, educators, relevant authorities and government in regard to oedemas and lymphoedema.

 

What is Lymphoedema?

  • There are two types of Lymphoedema, Primary and Secondary - it affects people of all ages - there is no cure
  • Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic circulation fails to function correctly, causing persistent swelling of the limb(s) and other areas of the body
  • Early diagnosis can reduce the impact of the disorder for sufferers
  • Keeping cool can help manage lymphoedema
  • Around 100,000 Australians have Primary Lymphoedema and other lymphoedema conditions
  • Cancer patients or survivors are at greater risk of developing Secondary Lymphoedema
  • Around 300,000 Australians have cancer related lymphoedema
  • 20% of Australian cancer survivors will experience secondary lymphoedema - more than 8000 new cases annually
  • If you have unexplained swelling, seek an assessment by a medical practitioner
  • Learn the symptoms and locate an ALA accredited practitioner today at http://www.lymphoedema.org.au

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