What to wear during cancer treatment: dressing for comfort & practicability
Cancer treatment can go on for months or even years for some people. That’s certainly a long time to wear flimsy and uncomfortable hospital gowns or struggle with unsuitable clothing during chemotherapy, radiotherapy or after surgery.
When it comes to finding the best clothes to wear during treatment, it’s about comfort and practicality, and also about feeling like you’re still you.
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When you’ve lost your hair due to chemotherapy or other cancer treatment, wigs can open up a whole new world of style, image and confidence for you.
One practical way of coping with hair loss is to wear a wig. There are many different styles and colours to choose from. They can be natural-looking and comfortable to wear.
From fitting and maintenance to styles and accessories, we’re looking at how to find the best wigs for cancer patients: Continue reading “Finding the best wigs for cancer patients”
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:
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From pregnant mums with cancer to mums caring for children with the disease, we look at charities doing amazing things for mothers all over the world
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How to take extra care of your skin during cancer treatment
Most people know about the hair loss associated with chemo, but as well as other side effects, treatment can also result in dull, greying skin that’s dry, sensitive, and irritated.
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This month, I asked our wonderful blogger community what they thought of when they heard the words “side effects” – and I think Heather put it best. “UGH”.
It seems everybody’s had at least one or two run-ins with side effects during their cancer treatment. But for every nausea nightmare or unexpected rash, our bloggers have come up with inventive, practical, and downright genius tips for getting through them. Read on to find out more!
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It can be hard to know what gift to give someone you love who is battling a difficult illness
With Mother’s Day just a week away, you may be racking your brain for sweet and thoughtful gift ideas. Flowers, a teddy bear and perhaps a box of chocolates are the usual gifts that come to mind for many, but if you have a mother or wife who’s undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to make her Mother’s Day extra special this year with a gift that shows your love and support during this tough time in her life.
Let’s add a little sunshine to all the mums, grandmothers, aunts and friends undergoing cancer treatment this Mother’s Day! Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gifts for Mums with Cancer”
We know that cancer and its treatments can leave you dealing with a wide range of unexpected side effects, from painful fingernails to trouble tasting your food. But one of the most common side effects we hear about from women in our community is the menopause. And we want to hear more!
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For this month’s roundup, we want to talk about relationships. Of course, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve been thinking about how romantic relationships and dating can be affected by going through cancer. But we also wanted to focus on a kind of relationship that’s just as important – friendship. Read more for some seriously helpful relationship advice from the real experts…
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Guest blogger Lydia Brain shares her experiences dating during and after womb cancer and a hysterectomy at 24.
Continue reading ““All of these changes to your life can make dating a minefield!””