Ask the Expert: Living well with lymphoedema with Maree O’Connor
Sharing that we are hosting our next Ask the Expert Digital Event next Thursday evening on the 7th of April, which will focus on living well with lymphoedema. The event will run from 7.00pm - 8.00pm AEST via Zoom. To register, please click here.
Lymphoedema is swelling that occurs when lymph fluid builds up in the tissue under the skin. It can develop after surgery or radiotherapy to the lymph nodes under the arm and surrounding area. Surgery and radiation can interrupt or damage some of the nodes and vessels that lymph moves through, resulting in a backup of fluid in the tissues (lymphoedema).
While there is no cure, early detection and ongoing management and treatment are important to prevent lymphoedema from worsening and to enable you to live well with it.
At this Ask the Expert event, we will hear from lymphoedema physiotherapist Maree O’Connor and BCNA Consumer Monique Bareham. Maree is lymphoedema physiotherapist with over 30 years experience in the management of lymphoedema for people affected by breast cancer and Monique was recently announced as South Australia’s 2022 Local Hero for her advocacy for compression garments for lymphoedema after her own personal experience of lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment.
This session will address what you need to know to be able to live well with lymphoedema, including symptoms you may experience, how you can reduce the risk of developing lymphoedema, current and emerging treatments, where you can find help and what you can do to help manage lymphoedema.
During this 60-minute Zoom event you will be able to ask Maree and Monique questions. Please share your questions prior to the event via the question box on the registration page, email [email protected] or during the evening via the discussion box on your screen.
Date: Thursday 7 April 2022
Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm AEST
Where: Online – from your computer, tablet, or laptop
Your Local Time:
NT, SA: 6.30pm
QLD, ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 7.00pm