Welcome to L-W-O Community

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The Lymphatic System

Introducing the Lymphatic System.  The lymphatic system is made up of groups of lymph nodes throughout the body which are connected by a network of lymph vessels.

Primary Lymphoedema

Primary Lymphoedema develops as a result of a fault within the lymphatic system usually as a result of genetic underdevelopment or weakness of the lymph conducting pathways.  It can affect men, women and children at any age.

Secondary Lymphoedema

Secondary Lymphoedema is a failure of the lymphatic system because of damage to a normally functioning lymphatic system. For example, injury, trauma, or cancer treatment.

"Lymphoedema exists, we exist"

It's all about Community

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L-W-O Community's aim is to encourage our members to make informed choices and embolden them to become their own advocates.


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We could produce fact sheets however, with this website and our lymph-what-oedema.com and our family website you will find the information all in one place.

Community Engagement

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Through our online posters and video presentations we can increase community engagement, educate, inform. and raise awareness of lymphoedema.