There are so many resources out there for breast cancer patients and their loved ones. Here are some that we have found most valuable over the years. Please let us know if you have another that should be on these lists.
These resources are suggestions, but are not endorsed by and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Breast Cancer Alliance.
Alternative Hair Solutions
Complete Shaping garments can be used by women who choose to remain flat after surgery or who are awaiting reconstruction. This comfortable garment is an all-in-one top with built-in prosthetics and without restrictive elastic.
Hope scarves share scarves stories and hope with people facing cancer. Each hope scarf contains a headcover, survivor story & scarf tying instructions. You can request a free scarf or one as a gift to someone facing cancer.
Magnolia Meals at Home is a meal delivery program that aims to provide a nutritious foundation for cancer patients and their families. The program is in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Andover, MA, Raleigh-Durham, New Haven, CT and parts of NY, NH and Boston.
National Lymphedema Network
The Network provides information on the prevention and management of lymphedema, a chronic condition which can develop as a result of treatment for breast cancer. Included are listings of treatment centers, therapists and support groups.
Full of items that made surgery, recovery, chemotherapy, pain, illness and loss a little easier for the founders, the thoughtfully packed Necessity Bag is ready to grab and go to help make chemotherapy much easier on those going through treatment.
Stylists who can work with cancer patients. 848 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905, (203) 322-8483
Radiant Wrap is an alternative designer gown made for women with breast cancer to wear while undergoing radiation treatments. They provide an extra degree of comfort, beauty, wellness and dignity, and are designed by a Breast Cancer survivor.
Stephanie Dessi Kiley, Occupational Therapy P.C.
Occupational therapists and certified lymphedema therapists specializing in breast cancer recovery. Patients are seen before, during or after treatment for issues including breast pain, tight scars and lymphedema. Offices in NYC and Stamford, CT.
The Wig Exchange
For those undergoing chemotherapy and accompanying hair loss, women can view this online wig salon. A coordinator will teach how to wear and care for the professionally cleaned and reconditioned wig and arrange a fitting, styling and haircuts.
Andrea Devitofranceschi was diagnosed with breast cancer, and yoga became the center of her healing process. Trained by the Baptiste Institute and Be Shri Yoga, she is a certified Yoga4Cancer teacher, passionate about teaching to cancer survivors.