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Understanding lymphoedema

Booklet
Published: 01 Aug 2018
Next review: 01 Aug 2021
Edition: 15
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The booklet is for anyone who has lymphoedema, or is at risk of developing it. It explains the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema and how you may be able to reduce your risk of it developing.

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Published: 01 Aug 2018
Next review: 01 Aug 2021
Edition: 15

The booklet is for anyone who has lymphoedema, or is at risk of developing it. It explains the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema and how you may be able to reduce your risk of it developing.

About this booklet

The booklet explains the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema and how you may be able to reduce your risk of it developing. It explains how it is diagnosed and how it may be treated. It also has information about emotional, practical and financial issues.

View our online information on lymphoedema.


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