chemo

Keeping occupied at treatment

Some patients can relax and read at treatment and others work on their iPads or laptops. Often centres have wireless internet so you can catch up emails, facebook, instagram or work etc. Be aware if using public internet. If you are into craft try knitting, crocheting or colouring books. Keeping occupied will help make time go …

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Managing cancer fatigue

Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness and can happen suddenly. Everything can seem overwhelming, an effort, very frustrating and affect your moods.  You feel so tired and lacking energy that even your general day-to-day living become difficult. Resting does not always help but listen to your body and go by how you feel,  If you need a …

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Be on a winner with…..

We know the importance of good skincare and moisturising during chemotherapy and radiation.  Super-hot showers and baths can be tempting but experts recommend using lukewarm water instead! Hot water can dry out your skin and strip it of the natural oils it produces leading to a loss of moisture. Use gentle products that minimise the chance of …

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Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Hydralyte is the best thing to ensure that you replenish all of your electrolytes back into your body if you are dehydrated. You might not be drinking enough fluids during illness and things get off-balance.  Some of the signs of dehydration can be increased thirst, decreased urine output and feeling lethargic. To function correctly, your body needs …

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Feeling wiped out?

Feeling whole body tiredness or weakness, lacking energy (fatigue) and being exhausted mentally or emotionally are some of the most common and often the most debilitating side effect of chemotherapy.   Cancer-related fatigue is different from everyday tiredness and can happen suddenly. Normally when you feel tired you get some sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and okay. Resting does not …

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Give your skin the loving it needs 

Your skin will thank you if you use gentle products that minimize the chance of skin aggravationduring both chemotherapy and radiation treatment. To cleanse skin gently and give your skin the loving it needs we have added Goat Soap to Kit. Goats milk naturally contains lactic acid that may assist in to breakdown of dead skin cells, is …

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