Occasionally patients can develop lymphoedema as a result of their cancer or treatment. Lymphoedema is a swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the tissues under the skin. Some treatments for sarcoma, such as radiotherapy and surgery, can damage the lymphatic system. This can cause lymphoedema.

Should you develop signs and symptoms of lymphoedema we can refer you into your local lymphoedema clinic for support, treatment and advice.

For more information see

Understanding lymphoedema


UCLH Lymphoedema service for videos