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.
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.
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.
Managing physical changes during cervical cancer
How cervical cancer affects your daily life will depend very much on what stage your disease is at, and what treatment you're having. Find out how to manage with cervical cancer.
What causes cellulitis
Cellulitis is caused by bacterial infections.
Protect yourself from cellulitis by avoiding injury.
Complications of melanoma
Each individual’s treatment plan, and their response to it, will be different. Find out about complications of skin cancer.
After breast cancer treatment
Many women with breast cancer will have major surgery and will usually stay in hospital for up to a week after surgery for breast cancer. Learn how to manage with breast cancer.
Living with ovarian cancer
Many women with ovarian cancer will have major surgery and will usually stay in hospital for up to a week after surgery for ovarian cancer. Learn how to manage with ovarian cancer.