Issued by Lymphoedema Ireland
Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Call for Greater Awareness of Lymphoedema
World Lymphoedema Day – Patients Invited to Support Day on March 30th
To mark World Lymphoedema Day (Wednesday, March 6th), Lymphoedema Ireland has invited patients across the country to register for a national support day on Saturday, March 30th.
15,000 people in Ireland live with the condition which involves painful swelling of fluid in the body’s tissues – and Lymphoedema Ireland today called for more public awareness.
Chairperson Bernie Traynor explained: “Once developed, Lymphoedema is a lifelong condition. The best model of care is for patients to have localised access to regular drainage, bandaging and compression garments. The condition can either occur genetically or following cancer treatment, particularly breast cancer.”
The national support day will take place at the Ashling Hotel in Dublin and those interested can register here. Organised by Lymphoedema Ireland, it will include the latest information and discussion among patients, families and doctors.
Lymphoedema Ireland is a voluntary group representing patients and their carers. It provides information, a telephone helpline, an online discussion forum and an Annual Support Day.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.