Breast cancer: initiatives to support women on a daily basis

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If the fight against breast cancer depends above all on prevention and awareness campaigns on screening and the many efforts and progress made in its management, improving the quality of life of patients is also at the heart of concerns. Every year, there are more and more initiatives designed to support women in their struggle, to restore their confidence, and to enable them to live at best a difficult period both psychologically and physically.

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Comfortable and stylish clothes

It’s hard to find trendy ready-to-wear pieces suitable for breast cancer treatments, or even for women who have had a mastectomy. A handful of precursors have fortunately paved the way to allow everyone to feel beautiful and enjoy a certain comfort. This is the case of Angélique, herself affected by breast cancer, who launched Les Monocyclettes, a brand of asymmetrical clothing. Tops, dresses, lingerie, coveralls: women have a wide choice of clothes available to wear with or without breast prosthesis. These are ready-to-wear pieces and accessories for patients who benefit from a cancer treatment offered by Rue du Colibri. We are talking about clothing suitable for those who need to receive an infusion, or for those who have a medical device in their arm.

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Note also the multiplication of brands and brands that launch bras exclusively designed for women who have undergone breast surgery. Etam, adidas by Stella McCartney, Amoena, or Chantelle, are among the brands that today offer brassières, bras, and post-operative swimsuits.

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Cosmetics for fragile skin

Hair loss is one of the difficulties faced by patients in care, but it is not the only consequence of treatments. The skin is generally weakened by chemotherapy, hence the emergence of brands specializing in cosmetics for women affected by cancer. EVEN Cosmetics is one of the pioneers in this field with ranges of products designed and developed to prevent and fight against the side effects of treatments. Complete kits are also available for the skin of the face and body, and nails, especially exposed to side effects. The Ozalys brand also offers cosmetic products for women affected by cancer, from moisturizing care to hygiene care and perfume.

There are also many solutions to support and accompany women whose treatments lead to hair loss. Scarves are now more and more widespread, with brands like Les Turbans d’Alice, but there are also even more innovative alternatives like these reinterpretations of fringes and turbans signed Les Franjynes.

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Another possibility, more solidarity: make a hair donation. If the oil spill in Mauritius has shown that hair can be used to make anti-pollution puddings, this type of donation is increasingly common to support people with cancer by participating in the making of wigs made of natural hair. Associations such as Solidhair and Fake Hair Don’t Care offer you to become actors in improving the daily lives of patients by donating your hair to partner hairdressers and under certain conditions.