“I was determined to fight cancer with every ounce of strength I possessed”

 Soap and glory for Irish  entrepreneur Deborah Neill

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:

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Introducing Billow: The innovative mastectomy pillow made by a breast cancer ‘previvor’

How a breast cancer scare inspired the making of the award-winning mastectomy pillow, the Billow (breast + pillow)

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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.

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“Bringing comfort and dignity to so many women is heartwarming”

Knitted Knockers wins Best Mastectomy Product prize at Live Better With’s Spotlight Awards

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Knitted prosthesis

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:

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Preventative mastectomy inspires business to help breast cancer patients

Drain Dollies founder Charlotte Wood wins Remarkable Person prize at Live Better With’s Spotlight Awards

founder of drain dollies charlotte wood

A young woman from Manchester has been awarded one of our Remarkable Person prizes at the inaugural Spotlight Awards by Live Better With.

Charlotte ‘Charley’ Wood has been awarded the prize for her invention of Drain Dollies – bags to conceal surgical drains in a discreet and simple manner.

We spoke to Charley to find out more about Drain Dollies and how she feels to have won a Spotlight Award:

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Best scar creams to help you heal after cancer surgery

Whether you’ve had a mastectomy, prostatectomy or biopsy, we look at the best-reviewed scar cream treatments for after cancer surgery

best scar gels for cancer surgery

If you’ve had surgery as part of your cancer treatment, you’ll also have to deal with an unfortunate consequence – surgery-related scars..

Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process, but they can cause irritation and some find them unsightly. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to help improve the texture and appearance of your scars over time.

In this post we discuss why we get scars, the different types of cancer surgery scars and the best scar treatment after surgery: Continue reading “Best scar creams to help you heal after cancer surgery”

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