Lymphoedema can occur at any time after surgery. It is important to know the signs and symptoms and what to do if you should start to develop lymphoedema. Early symptoms include swelling of the arm, breast or hand. Feelings of discomfort, heaviness, tightness or fullness in the arm or breast. Aching, pain or tension in the arm, shoulder, hand, chest or breast area. If you think you have lymphoedema you should seek advice from your medical team who can then refer you onto to a lymphoedema specialist.
There are a number of lymphoedema services around Melbourne and we understand that accessibility close to home is important when choosing a specialist.
Melbourne-based specialists include:
Kate Rogers Physiotherepy
Phone: (03) 9486 0100
Victorian Lymphoedema Practice
Phone: (03) 9899 9720
You can look up specialists in your area through the Australian Lymphology Association, here: