Debbie Allan is our Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse. Her role is unique in our community as she is the only Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist in North Northumberland. Without Debbie’s support, patients would have to travel to Newcastle to receive their treatment.
Lymphoedema is a swelling, to any part of the body, caused by a problem with the lymphatic system. It can occur following treatments for cancer such as surgery and radiotherapy, and is often a symptom in advanced disease. It is not a curable condition but can be effectively managed using a range of treatment options including skin care, massage, exercise and compression bandaging or garments.
Lymphoedema treatment and support is offered for palliative lymphoedema, at one of our two Day Therapy centres in Alnwick and Berwick, or at home.
" I especially wanted to thank HospiceCare as they had treated me for Lymphoedema after lymph nodes were removed during my operation. The treatment and care I received was exceptional and I will continue to support and fundraise for a charity that any one of us, our family or friends may need if they are every diagnosed with cancer." Karen