Headbands of Hope: Where style meets compassion

Who would have thought a hair accessory could do so much good?!

Headbands of hope Jess Ekstrom
Headbands of Hope founder Jess Ekstrom (right)

Entrepreneur Jess Ekstrom was just 20 years old and still studying in university when she found her life’s calling.

In 2012, she was an intern with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a wish-granting organisation for youngsters with life-threatening illnesses, and was spending lots of time with children with cancer who’d lost their hair during chemotherapy treatments. Continue reading “Headbands of Hope: Where style meets compassion”

“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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5 Perks for Cancer Patients – Introducing our NEW Community Offers Page!

Living with cancer can be challenging, but with our new Community Offers page, you’ll be able to find extra help and support

community offers for cancer patients

Life with Cancer

Living with cancer isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s rarely easy. Many people struggle with a range of different symptoms and side effects, both physical and emotional.

In addition to making you feel unwell, living with cancer is expensive! Even if you live in a place with public healthcare (like the United Kingdom or Canada), the costs of travel, meals, and special accommodations during treatment can add up quickly. If you live in a country with privatised care, the costs can be even more staggering.

You might also find that living with cancer can be – frankly – a little boring. Frequent hospital visits, recovery days at home, and long chemotherapy sessions can all begin to feel tedious. Many people miss seeing friends from work, or feeling able to go about their daily lives as usual.

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Live Better With launches first ever bamboo chemo headwear range

Live Better With bamboo hats

As the saying goes, if you want something done right, do it yourself!

Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done here at Live Better With. Over the years, we’ve curated a great selection of hats, turbans and headscarves and we’re always on the lookout for new excellent headwear options.

We receive tonnes of feedback and suggestions from customers every day about styles they love, fabrics that feel best on sensitive skin and the most affordable prices. Taking that all into consideration, we’re excited to announce that we have designed and created our very own luxurious and feminine headwear range inspired entirely by our cancer community.

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Live Better With teams up with award-winning cancer skincare line Lindi Skin

Lindi Skin was founded by Lindy Snider and has been created especially for cancer patients

lindi skin collection

Here at Live Better With, we’re constantly updating our product range as we’re always on the lookout for new things that have made a difference to the day-to-day life of someone living with cancer.

Today, we are oh so excited to announce that we are collaborating with award-winning American skincare brand, Lindi Skin.

Lindi Skin develops clinically-proven skin care products that soothe and relieve the effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and day-to-day wear resulting from cancer treatments. 

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Experiencing hair loss? Introducing HeadWrappers….

Meet HeadWrappers – a charity giving free support, advice and gorgeous headscarves to anyone experiencing hair loss as part of cancer treatment.

What does Headwrappers do?

Often the aftercare for people who lose their hair during chemotherapy or other cancer treatments can be quite basic. You might get a wig or a hat, but most people are unfamiliar with how to style this new headwear so that it feels flattering and comfortable. HeadWrappers aim to change that, by sharing their knowledge of scarves, hats and hairpieces as an alternative to standard wigs.

 

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Live Better With teams up with innovative cancer planning journal

The CanPlan planner is a fantastic tool to help people living with cancer to take control of their disease and find ways to self-heal

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CanPlan is an all-in-one tool for patients and caregivers

Here at Live Better With, we’re constantly updating our product range as we’re always on the lookout for new things that have made a difference to the day-to-day life of someone living with cancer.

Today, we are so pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the new, innovative cancer planning brand, CanPlan, and will be their exclusive UK stockist.

US-based CanPlan is a one-of-a-kind planner designed to assist cancer patients and caregivers with the daily battles of cancer, by providing words of encouragement, reminders for positive living, and a tracking method to monitor the illness day to day. It is an all-in-one tool for patients and caregivers to take control of their cancer.

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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 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 – 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”