What are they?

Sometimes malignancies can be seen as skin lesions or ulcers. These can be difficult to treat if the cause (the malignancy) cannot be treated.

How can they be prevented?

While prevention may not be possible, keeping the skin clean and dry will help to reduce infection of these wounds and support any healing possible.

What is the usual treatment?

The wound will need to be addressed and managed with guidance from a health-care professional to manage infection, odour and pain.  There will also need to be considerations given to the emotional impact of having a non-healing wound.

When should one seek professional help?

Any time there is an increase in pain, odour, swelling, or wound size a healthcare professional should be consulted.

Health-care Professionals

Wounds Canada hosts more than an awesome educational experience...We also offer opportunities for you to socialise with your peers from around the country. 
Join us Friday night for complimentary* finger foods, cake and dancing! Did you know that May 12 happens to be Florence Nightingale's birthday? Come network and celebrate one of the most historical health-care professionals ever! 

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*Free for registered delegates only. $50 for tickets.

Our Fall Conference is now accredited.

Join us in Mississauga, Ontario, November 16-19.

To register or for details click here.

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