Aims & Objectives of Session

  • To increase understanding of the components involved in lymphoedema in advanced disease, 

  • To appreciate the need for a thorough assessment, in order to facilitate decision making regarding management options,

  • To be aware of risk factors and “red flags” for palliative lymphoedema patients and to understand how to reduce this risk.

  • To appreciate when it may be necessary to adapt usual treatments, ensuring these are available and appropriate in the palliative setting

  • To know what options for compression are available from Haddenham and specifically how these may be used in palliative care.

  • To understand the psychosocial implications of lymphoedema in palliative care, ensuring that the main aims of treatment focus on the goals described by the patient.