More lymphoedema therapists

Lymphoedema is incurable swelling that impacts up to 20 per cent of people affected by some cancers. Untreated, it leads to disfigurement, limited mobility, infections, anxiety, depression and social isolation.

Unfortunately, around a third of people with lymphoedema in NSW can't access treatment because there aren't enough lymphoedema therapists.

Our Goal

Ensure all people with cancer affected by lymphoedema have access to public lymphoedema therapists.

What's the solution?

Cancer Council NSW is working with the Lymphoedema Action Alliance to ensure there is at least 62.5 full time lymphoedema therapists working in health services across NSW. 

What can you do?

Contact your local MP to let them know we need the NSW Government to fund at least 62.5 full time lymphoedema therapists across NSW. You can use the Lymphoedema Action Alliance template letter together with the briefing paper, below. Contact details for your MP can be found on the NSW Parliament website. 

Contact your MP today

Campaign Tools

Briefing paper: More lymphoedema therapists

Template letter to MPs