At Trinity we have a Lymphoedema Clinic, which is run by our dedicated team of four qualified nurses. They each hold recognised qualifications in the management of Lymphoedema and have a variety of experience in dealing with the condition.
The best possible treatment
We are well placed to offer the best possible treatment of both Primary and Secondary Lymphoedema and our doors are open to you whether your condition is cancerous or non cancerous. We also have a Lymphoedema support group that is held three times a year which any of our patients living with Lymphoedema are welcome to join. The group is informal and is an opportunity for you to share your experiences, advice and tips on living with the condition.
What is Lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a long term condition that can be both distressing and debilitating. It occurs as a result of a failure in the lymphatic system. A swelling will be evident due to an accumulation of lymph fluid within the tissues. Lymphoedema is more commonly associated with arms and legs but it can occur in any part of the body.
This type occurs as a result of a failure or absence of the lymphatics. This type of Lymphoedema is often hereditary.
This type can occur as a result of cancer or its related treatments. It can also occur as a result of infection or injury and is not necessarily related to cancer.
We provide a service to anyone with Lymphoedema who resides in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area. The service can be accessed via referral from your G.P, Consultant or Nurse Specialist and is entirely free of charge.