Take action for more lymphoedema services
With improvements in cancer care, people can rightly expect to return to an active life of family, work and leisure. But for thousands of people, lymphoedema emerging during their recovery can be devastating.
Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling, often in arms and legs. Mostly this is in response to cancer surgery, but there are other causes too. If left untreated it can lead to disfigurement, limited mobility, infections, anxiety, depression and social isolation.
Unfortunately there aren't enough therapists to make sure that people get the right care in the right place. A third of all people with lymphoedema in NSW experience difficulty accessing the services they need to manage their condition.
That's why Cancer Council NSW has joined the Lymphoedema Action Alliance in calling on the NSW Government to fund additional services for people living with lymphoedema.
Will you join our campaign urging the NSW Government to fund additional services, including therapists, to ensure people living with lymphoedema get the support they need?
For more information about the Lymphoedema Action Alliance click here.
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN
We call on the Minister for Health, the Hon. Brad Hazzard, to increase the availability of lymphoedema services so that everyone living with lymphoedema has the support they need.