Useful Links

Information on all things “C”

The safest places to get information on your diagnosis, treatments and the side effects, drugs, prognosis, surgery and practical and financial advice.

Breast Cancer Care

Macmillan

Cancer Research UK

Beauty and Hairloss

Look Good Feel Better – wonderful charity offering free workshops on skincare and make-up with free (and fantastic!) goody bag.

My New Hair – charity founded by Trevor Sorbie offering wig-shaping and styling.

Hair In Recovery Raccoon Intl Hair Extensions – heavily discounted kind-to-new-hair extensions for chemo hairloss patients.

Bold Beanies – comfy and soft cotton beanies for hairloss.

Annabandana – affordable scarves, buffs and bandanas.

Trendco – offer a wide range of wigs.

Paxman Cold Caps – scalp-cooling chemo hairloss prevention system. Worked for me!

Post-Surgery Underwear and Swimwear

All large department stores and lingerie stores now stock post-surgery underwear. Other recommendations include:

About The Girl – beautiful mastectomy lingerie and swimwear.

Nicola Jane – affordable mastectomy lingerie and swimwear.

Amoena – affordable mastectomy lingerie, swimwear, clothing and breast forms.

Breast Cancer Prognosis Tools

Please think very carefully before using these.

NHS Predict – gives 5- and 10-year survival statistics.

Lifemath – gives 15-year survival rates.

Adjuvant Online – gives 10-year survival rates.

Recommended Blogs

JoJo’s Journey

The Big Scary “C” Word

Sophie Feels Better

Adventures of Zomerset Girl

Support Centres, Groups and Forums

The Haven – breast cancer support centres based in London, Leeds and Hereford. Offer a wide range of therapies and services.

Maggie’s – countrywide locations offering a wide range of support services.

Breast Cancer Care – online forum, helpline, information and services.

Macmillan – financial support and advice, helpline and online forum.

Younger Women’s Breast Cancer Network – private Facebook group for younger women providing a safe place to discuss all things “C”.

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