Update on lymphoedema

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This week’s expert:
Prof John Boyages, Professor of Breast Oncology and Director of the Macquarie University Cancer Institute

Drawn from Dr Terry Foran’s interview with Prof John Boyages on the Healthed Podcast, ‘The Women’s and Children’s Health Update’.

– Lymphoedema is categorised as being primary (as in hereditary) or secondary. Most cases are secondary resulting from surgical clearance of lymph nodes (axilla or groin) +/- radiotherapy. Other causes include trauma, other types of surgery such varicose veins operations

 

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