Between us, we have a wealth of knowledge, hints, tips and ideas which have helped us to survive our journey through the world of breast cancer. We would like to share them with you all. Everyone is very different, in personality and in how they choose to tackle their diagnosis and treatment, so not all of these ideas will appeal to everyone. Feel free to have a look through and take from this page any ideas that you feel comfortable with and know that the rest will be here if ever you need them.
Look Good Feel Better
All patients who are undergoing cancer treatment are able to book themselves onto a Look Good Feel Better session where they are pampered and made over by volunteers who are trained beauticians. It is an amazing experience where new friends are made and useful tips and ideas are given, such as how to pencil in eyebrows and how to use eyeliner to create the illusion of eyelashes. Contact York Cancer Care Center to book or go to http://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/
With a base near Northallerton, the Bra Clinic is a mobile, accessible business, run by a very knowledgeable trained lingerie fitter, Sue Cooper, who understands the needs of patients who have been through the whole range of breast surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis. Sue can be contacted via her website for one to one advice or you can buy online. Sue will also be visiting us in york twice a year to hold lingerie evenings where stock will be available to view and try on. Look in our calendar for more details.
York Teaching Hospitals DVD
Published in 2014 this DVD gives useful advice and tips on how to ‘Live Well with Cancer’. Its a must have for any cancer patient. You can contact the Cancer Care Centre for a copy or watch it via the link below.
The Haven – Leeds
The Haven is a national charity providing personalised care and support for people with breast cancer, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life.The Leeds branch offers support to Yorkshire patients whether they be at the point of diagnosis, finishing active treatment, or many years down the road. Check out their website for more information.
Changing Faces supports and represents people who have conditions or injuries which affect their appearance. This includes scarring from surgery as well as facially as the name suggests. To find out more about how they could help you just click on the link.