A young woman standing with arms outstretched in from of the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, lit blue for lymphoedema week.

MNCCI Nurse Jaclyn Eyles is shining a light on lymphoedema.

The Big Banana and Jackie get behind lymphoedema campaign

Mar 12, 2024

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute radiation oncology nurse Jaclyn Eyles is raising funds and awareness to further support her patients through a lymphoedema support service.

An awareness ambassador during Lymphoedema Association Australia’s Shine a Light on Lymphoedema campaign throughout March, Jackie is hoping her work colleagues get behind efforts to help fund a phone support line for lymphoedema patients.

Standing in front of Coffs Harbour Big Banana this week, one of more than 120 landmarks in Australia lit up blue to raise awareness, Jackie said she was honoured to help shine a light on lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema is the term given to swelling resulting from malfunction of the lymphatic system. It can affect people of all ages, because of underdeveloped lymphatics, or due to damage to the lymph system from cancer treatment or trauma. Lymphoedema impacts adversely on the physical, emotional, social, and financial wellbeing of people living with the condition.

Anyone wanting to donate in support of the help line can visit the Lymphoedema Association Australia webpage.

To help Jackie raise awareness, wear a blue ribbon during the month of March.



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