health education on lymphedema online
 health education on lymphoedema 
for patients & practitioners 
We empower you to learn about lymphoedema
What is lymphoedema? 
Lymphoedema (also spelled as lymphedema) is a condition involving long term swelling and tissue inflammation. Swelling can occur in any body part where the lymphatic system is not working properly. Lymphoedema can have a significant impact on self-esteem and quality of life.  
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learn in comfort
We allow you to learn at your own pace in the comfort and safety of your own home.  
trusted educators 
Professor Piller (Professor of Lymphology) and Andrea Mangion (Physiotherapist and Trainer). 
evidence-based
We let you know evidence-based information so you can distinguish fact from fiction.
We are passionate about lymphoedema prevention and treatment
HELP Online
Why did we start HELP Online?
A lack of awareness of lymphoedema can lead to lymphoedema being diagnosed late.  Patients struggling to find help for lymphoedema has been reported in several publications (1,2,3,4,5,6,7). Late diagnosis can unfortunately result in lifelong swelling (1).

HELP Online was created because there is a need for affordable, current, comprehensive and high-quality online education on lymphoedema for both patients and clinicians. You can spend hours trying to "Google-free information" and hope that you are learning correct information or you can access our online courses which provide evidence-based prevention, assessment and treatment options.

You can immediately learn from an expert in lymphoedema and Professor of Lymphology, Professor Neil Piller [Flinders University Australia] and physiotherapist Andrea Mangion [Lymphoedema Trainer and Honorary Lecturer Macquarie University Australia] in the comfort and safety of your own home. 
 
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We exist to do good
We support the Flinders Foundation 
A proportion for proceeds from every course goes towards the Flinders Foundation. 
 
Lymphoedema prevention
 
Breast cancer and lymphoedema
Breast cancer related lymphoedema occurs in approximately 20% of all persons impacted by breast cancer. “Survivors of breast cancer suffer from a perpetual risk of breast cancer related lymphoedema occurrence..." (8) This is why leading lymphoedema advocacy organisations recommend that all persons with breast cancer be provided with an educational program informing them about lymphoedema.(9, 10) 
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 Learning about lymphoedema BEFORE swelling occurs. 
Our online course is designed for carers, persons with breast cancer and clinicians working in the care of breast cancer patients. We designed this course so that patients could be educated about their individual risk factors for breast cancer related lymphoedema before signs of swelling appear, in line with recommendations from leading organisations. (9, 10) 
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Lymphoedema management
 
Lymphoedema and help online
There have been significant advances in our understanding of the lymphatics due to the advent of a green dye that makes the lymphatics glow in the dark! This technology is known as indocyanine green lymphography or ICG for short. ICG is helping us to be able to see how the lymphatics work in real-time.
Our online course is designed for anyone that would like to understand how arm and leg lymphoedema is assessed and managed for both primary and secondary lymphoedema.  
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