Sock it to Lymphoedema...
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Lymphoedema Awareness Week 4th-10th March 2018
Each year the British Lymphology Society (BLS) and the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) use Lymphoedema Awareness Week to bring lymphoedema to the attention of the general public and healthcare professionals and to also raise funds to support the work of the LSN. This year the two organisations will be working together to promote the LSN's annual 'Sock it to lymphoedema’ campaign, in collaboration with our members, to encourage them to raise awareness of the condition by wearing odd socks to ‘Sock it to lymphoedema’ on World Lymphoedema Day – 6th March. As you will see from the photo, the team really got into the spirit of the event!
What is lymphoedema
Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system. This may be as a result of the lymphatic system not developing properly or through damage or trauma (see section on types of lymphoedema). It can affect any part of the body but is most commonly seen in an arm or a leg. Although thought to be relatively uncommon, a recent study has estimated that at least 240,000 people in the UK may be affected by this condition. For more information visit the LSN website www.lymphoedema.org