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Gaynor Leech Profile June 21



It took me a long time to understand all the abbreviations that come with living with lymphoedema. From professional organisations, health-care professionals and to those living with lymphoedema like me use.  

Let's see if we can make things a little bit clearer.

My Story

ABD     Abdominal Reduction

ADL      Activities of Daily Living

AHP     Allied Healthcare Professional.

AWS     Axillary Web Syndrome

BCRL   Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema

BLS      British Lymphology Society.

CNS:    Clinical Nurse Specialist.

IPC:      Intermittent Pneumatic Compression.

LA:       Lymphoedema Assistant.

LAP:     Lymphoedema Advanced Practitioner.

LCB:     Lymphatic Compression Bandaging.

LCS:     Lymphoedema Consultant Specialist.

LP:       Lymphoedema Practitioner.

LSP:     Lymphoedema Specialist Practitioner.

MLD:   Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

SLD:    Simple Lymphatic Drainage (self-massage)

SP:       Specialist Practitioner in an adjacent field

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