Mary Woods

Specialist cancer nurse, Lymphoedema nurse consultant

Over 30 years experience

About me

I have over 30 years experience in cancer related lymphoedema during which I have worked extensively with people who are worried about developing lymphoedema after treatment for cancer and with those who have developed swelling in a part of their body. I am keen to empower and motivate people to manage their swelling in a way that is individual to them and that suits their lifestyle during all stages of their cancer journey. This may involve a number of approaches, all of which focus on control of this side effect of treatment for cancer.

Education, Qualtifications and Experience
  • Registered nurse and independent nurse prescriber
  • BSc in Health Studies
  • MSc in Nursing
  • 40 years experience of oncology in the NHS.
  • Over 30 years experience as a Lymphoedema specialist
  • Wide range of clinical skills in risk reduction and control of lymphoedema
  • Author of 'Lymphoedema Management’ published 2007
  • Portfolio of published papers in health related journals
  • Wide experience of presenting at national and international conferences
  • Wide experience in educating health care professionals about lymphoedema
Languages I Speak


Professional Memberships
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • British Lymphology Society (BLS)
  • United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)
  • European Oncology Society (EONS)
Services & Prices

Lymphoedema, Initial consultation £120.00

A one-to-one session with a lymphoedema nurse practitioner. After an initial assessment understanding your needs and goals, the lymphoedema practitioner may recommend a course of sessions.

60 min

Lymphoedema, Follow-up session £60.00

A planned follow-up session following your initial appointment with the lymphoedema nurse practitioner.

30 min