Our Lymphoedema Service is based at Warwick Myton Hospice and serves both Myton and community patients of Coventry, Rugby and South Warwickshire.
Our team is able to provide a service for people with lymphoedema secondary to cancer and/or its treatment, with the aim of reducing and relieving, as much as possible, the symptoms of lymphoedema.
We run clinics at Warwick Myton Hospice, Coventry Myton Hospice. We also offer a home-visit service for patients who are housebound.
Please note: At present we are unable to offer a service to patients with lymphoedema secondary to NON CANCER related causes or Primary Lymphoedema. St Giles Lymphoedema Clinic and The Leamington Spa Lymphoedema Clinic may be able to take those referrals.
Lymphoedema is a swelling in the tissues which happens when lymph fluid cannot drain away.
Some people develop lymphoedema if they have lymph nodes removed during cancer surgery or have had radiotherapy as part of their treatment. Some people with cancer may also develop lymphoedema because the cancer affects the drainage of the fluid.
The swelling can affect arms, legs, body, face/neck or genitals, and may cause heaviness, pain, tightness, loss of function, dry/hardened skin and make the person more susceptible to episodes of infection (cellulitis).