It can take only a few hours to surgically remove a breast, but months or years to recover from the physical and possible emotional damage. Here’s our guide, with tips from the Live Better With community… Continue reading “Tips for living, looking and feeling better after a mastectomy”
One of the most difficult things about a cancer diagnosis is telling your family. This post contains practical tips for approaching these conversations… Continue reading “How to talk to your family about your cancer diagnosis”
When your partner or spouse is diagnosed with cancer, it’s a very difficult time for both of you. Many people find that they want to support their partner but find it hard to know where to start. Here’s a practical Live Better With guide to helping your partner through cancer… Continue reading “How to support your partner after a cancer diagnosis”
From clothes to mastectomy bras, here’s a comprehensive guide to what to wear after a mastectomy… Continue reading “What should you wear after a mastectomy?”
Maureen, 72, lives in North Devon with her husband. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and is now in remission, but still lives with breast cancer-related lymphoedema.
In this Q&A she shares her experiences and the things she learned…
Continue reading “How I live better with… breast cancer and lymphoedema – Maureen from Devon“
Clover Lewis Swimwear creates beautiful and fashionable post-surgery
mastectomy swimwear. Designed specifically with youthful women in my mind who have had breast cancer surgery.
Continue reading “The story behind Clover Lewis Swimwear – the UK’s first premium mastectomy swimwear line”
Soap and glory for Irish entrepreneur Deborah Neill
We’re always on the lookout for new, innovative, and most importantly
helpful products to add to our growing catalogue. A new addition to our site is Deborah Neill Handmade Soap, beautiful handmade soap created by a cancer survivor to help soothe irritated skin that has been affected by cancer treatment.
Here, soapmaker Deborah recalls why launched her handmade soap brand and why she recommends her soaps to fellow cancer patients:
Continue reading ““I was determined to fight cancer with every ounce of strength I possessed””
How a breast cancer scare inspired the making of the award-winning mastectomy pillow, the Billow (breast + pillow)
The Billow Pillow is an innovative mastectomy pillow for breast cancer patients
After a 15-year career as a Wall Street professional, Marnie Rustemeyer decided to say goodbye to the financial district to start her own healthcare business focusing on women’s wellness. It may have seemed like a drastic switch for some, but for Marnie, it was a natural transition.
Continue reading “Introducing Billow: The innovative mastectomy pillow made by a breast cancer ‘previvor’”
Tea & Chemo by Jackie Buxton wins Best Cancer Book Prize at Live Better With’s Spotlight Awards
Blogger and author Jackie Buxton has been awarded the Best Cancer Book prize for her 2015 book, , at the inaugural Spotlight Awards by Live Better With. Tea & Chemo: Fighting Cancer, Living Life
Continue reading ““Cancer reinforced that happiness is not how you lie in the sun, it’s how you dance in the rain!””
Knitted Knockers wins Best Mastectomy Product prize at Live Better With’s Spotlight Awards
Non-profit organisation Knitted Knockers has been awarded the Best Mastectomy Product prize at the inaugural Spotlight Awards by Live Better With.
Founded by cancer survivor Barbara Demorest in 2011, Knitted Knockers provide special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast – for free.
We spoke to founder Barbara to find out more about this incredible organisation:
Continue reading ““Bringing comfort and dignity to so many women is heartwarming””