How Can the Lymphedema Clinic Help?
Lymphedema occurs when lymph fluid builds up in tissues within a part of your body, such as your arm, hand or leg, causing it to swell. It is a potential side effect caused by removing or damaging lymph nodes during cancer surgery.
A physiotherapist in our Lymphedema Clinic can assess you for lymphedema and if you have it, our clinic will explain how you can best manage it and show you how to ease the swelling.
Getting Referred to this Clinic
If you think this clinic might be helpful to you, speak with a member of your care team or your family physician. They can give you a referral to these services and programs.
(Your physician can go to the Patient Referrals page for an Outpatient Psychosocial Oncology & Palliative Care Referral Form to refer you to one of these services or programs at the SRCC at Southlake.)