KLF funds bursaries at The Royal Marsden School to train NHS practitioners in the management and treatment of lymphoedema, thus increasing the availability of therapists which is still limited.

Medical Links

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity 

Lymphoedema Support Network:

The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) takes the lead role in educating and supporting other patients with this condition by providing a high standard of information and promoting self-help. Since its inception in 1991, when there was very little information or help available for patients, the LSN has evolved into an independent and influential charity. It is the only national patient-led organisation offering information and support to people with this condition and has a unique understanding of the patients’ experience.

Patient focused sites:

www.lymphoedema.org.au   (Based in Australia)
www.lymphnet.org  (Based in America)

For Manual Lymph Drainage information in the UK: www.mlduk.org.uk

The purpose of this website is to promote public awareness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) from the point of view of both the patient and potential practitioners. Within the site you will find information on MLDUK as an organisation and what it strives to achieve; what techniques are used by Manual Lymphatic Drainage Practitioners; a national and international register of MLDUK – accredited therapists as well as details of courses for those of you who might be interested in becoming therapists. On the Links page, you will find brief information of, and links to, organisations which provide support to lymphoedema sufferers and/or treatment.

For more general cancer information:



Comfiwave is a patented compression garment designed to compliment the treatment a patient receives during waking or sleeping hours.  Click on the link below to find out more.

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The LymphScanner is an all in one measurement unit that is composed of an integrated probe, a built in contact pressure sensor and display screen.

Lymphoedema is one of the most misunderstood and neglected conditions in healthcare today. It affects millions of people worldwide and yet patients often struggle to even obtain a diagnosis. 
Let's Talk Lymphoedema (published in 2017)
is a friendly, informative guide that offers support to sufferers and their families and helps them to deal with its effects. It's time to start talking about this widespread but little-known disease. 
Professor Mortimer is the major lymphedema specialist in this country.  He is the founder of both Lymphedema Support Network and The British Lymphology Society.  He was appointed as the first Clinical Training Fellow in Lymphovascular medicine in the UK.

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