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Welcome to L-W-O Community


Thank you for visiting the L-W-O Community website and welcome. My name is Gaynor Leech and I have had lymphoedema since 2011, I am here to help you understand what it is like to live with this condition. You can find non-medical advice, support, and recommendations on this website, and if necessary, L-W-O will link you to sources or organisations that you may find beneficial via our signposting page.

Since its founding in 2013, the L-W-O Community has grown to a community of 4,500 people. We provide non-medical information and support whether you have primary lymphoedema, secondary lymphoedema, or a lymphatic malformation. Lymphoedema can be managed and treated, however the NHS does not always provide supported self-care for those of us who live with this condition.​

This website, will demonstrate to you how you can enhance your daily activities and provide the justification and the "why" so that you can manage your lymphoedema. Let your personality shine through, not your lymphoedema.

For a full range of the services, we provide follow this link …

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L-W-O Community promotes Patient Empowerment and Community Engagement


The goal of L-W-O Community is to support our members' decision-making. We support community involvement and patient empowerment.


We could produce fact sheets, but this website contains a wealth of information.


We can improve community participation, inform, and raise awareness about lymphoedema through our online posters and video presentations.

Below some of the Topics we cover

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L-W-O Community is here for you; come join our welcoming Facebook support group and chat with members who can relate to you. Come join us here.

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According to estimates, 450,000 people in the UK are now receiving treatment for lymphoedema (Source British Lymphology Society).

A lot of myths have been perpetuated over the years about lymphoedema, and if we can, we will dispel them, explain why they're false, and advise you on any measures you should take so, you choose how to take care of yourself.

Check out the BLS Myth Buster here...

Look out for #MythBuster on each webpage

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