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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a swelling in the body’s soft tissue due to fluid building up in the lymphatic system. Its causes include radiotherapy, injury or a faulty gene.

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Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites that can cause arms and legs to swell and the skin to become hard and thick, like an elephant.

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Mastectomy

A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.

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What causes cellulitis

Cellulitis is caused by bacterial infections.

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Cellulitis prevention

Protect yourself from cellulitis by avoiding injury.

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Remedial massage

Remedial massage aims to treat muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. Learn what a remedial massage involves and where to find more information.

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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is most common in women aged over 50. Find out about the different types and the symptoms, which can be difficult to recognise.

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Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses radiation to kill or damage cancer cells to prevent their growth. It can be used by itself or with other treatments. Learn more here.

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Skin cancer and melanoma

Skin cancer and melanoma occurs when skin cells grow abnormally, usually from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer often shows as a lump in the breast tissue, although most breast lumps are not cancerous. If detected early on, recovery is more likely.

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