Are you experiencing lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a common side effect of cancer treatment where fluid collects in parts of the body and doesn’t drain away through the lymphatic system due to a blockage.
It can occur when lymph nodes have been removed by surgery or damaged by radiation treatment and have a significant impact on quality of life.
In this informative webinar, we gather lymphoedema therapists and breast oncology surgeons to talk about this common side effect, what causes it and how we can help you manage it. The moderator is Chris O’Brien Lifehouse lymphoedema therapist Jessica Kyneur.
Sandy Templeton – Lymphoedema therapist.
Jessica Kyneur – Physiotherapist.
A/Prof Elizabeth Dylke.
Dr Belinda Chan – Breast oncology surgeon.
A/Prof Sanjay Warrier – Breast oncology surgeon.
Together Sandy and Jessica have established the lymphoedema early intervention program (LEAP) at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse so that anyone facing the possibility of lymphoedema can be assessed and treated early to minimise the effects of the condition and be supported through the challenges of the diagnosis.
Sandy Templeton is a lymphoedema therapist who has been a remedial therapist since 1989, an occupational therapist since 1995, an oncology massage therapist from 2014 and qualified as a lymphoedema therapist in April 2017. Sandy has strong links with the allied health community of Northern, Eastern and Inner West Sydney and a strong association with the Physiocise ™ group. Sandy’s combined and diverse years of experience afford her a wide perspective on the many challenges a cancer diagnosis can have on a person. She is especially interested in lymphoedema and its effect on quality of life.
Jessica Kyneur is a physiotherapist who specialises in treating lymphoedema. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and began her career as a rotating physiotherapist, seeing patients from wards including intensive care, cardiothoracics, orthopaedics, respiratory, neurology and rehabilitation. Jessica’s focus is now on educating patients on lymphoedema and identifying those who are at risk so that they can be treated early on in their cancer journey. She aims to provide a positive and supportive environment where patients can seek advice and learn techniques to self-manage their lymphoedema. This can involve making patients more comfortable, restoring function and enabling them to get back to doing the things they love.
Dr Belinda Chan is a specialist breast and general surgeon who prides her practice on taking the time to provide comprehensive and complete information to her patients and families. She has extensive international experience, working in breast surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Singapore, and at the famous L’Institut du Sein in Paris, France, with a focus on oncoplastic breast surgery techniques. She also worked as clinical surgical superintendent at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 2 years.
A/Prof Sanjay Warrier is a dedicated and compassionate breast oncology surgeon at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Sanjay is passionate about patient care, teaching and research and is the current Chairman of Post-Fellowship Training for BreastSurgANZ, a role that involves training future breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.as well as the current Site Director of Surgical Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.