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Causes and treatment of early lymphoedema

01 June 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


Lymphoedema – the swelling of an arm, leg or other part of the body – due to an abnormal collection of a fluid called lymph in the body tissues can occur when part...

Radioimmunotherapy in the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

01 November 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice


Cancers of the immune system (lymphomas) are extremely sensitive to radiation. Medical research over the last decade has lead to the development of monoclonal...


14 May 2003

Nursing Standard


Lymphoedema is a symptom of a malfunctioning lymphatic system. It is characterised by chronic swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph. Rebecca Penzer examines...

Psychosocial aspects of living with non-cancer-related lymphoedema

20 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling, pain, altered appearance and reduced mobility. Little is known about the psychosocial effects. This review...

Reducing the risk of lower limb lymphoedema

29 July 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

Although lower limb lymphoedema (LLL) is a long-term condition that cannot be cured, the main symptoms of swelling and associated risk of infection can, with...