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Looking & Feeling Fabulous: Life After Breast Cancer

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Feel fabulous after breast cancer

You’ve recently overcome one of the greatest battles a person could face: breast cancer. It can be a struggle to feel comfortable in your skin after going through a life-changing event like this. However, breast cancer can’t bring you down. There are many ways that you can look and feel fabulous after breast cancer!

Love Your Body

For women who opt to go through a single or double mastectomy, it can take time to love your body again. One thing to understand about regaining a positive body image is that it’s a journey you don’t have to go on alone. One way to feel comfortable in your body again is to attend support groups for breast cancer survivors. Other women can provide the emotional support you may need and share their tips and tricks on feeling your best.

There are additional resources that women can utilize to feel like themselves again, like TLC or Look Better Feel Better. Both of these resources are dedicated towards making women feel beautiful and comfortable in their skin after breast cancer.

Keep a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy behaviors in breast cancer survivors may help lower the risk of recurrence of breast cancer. After breast cancer, a diet low in fat and calories can improve a woman’s overall health and wellness. On top of paying attention to diet, regular physical activity can improve symptoms of fatigue and have a positive impact on long-term health. Both diet and exercise can help in maintaining a healthy weight.

As a breast cancer survivor, you have already experienced enough stress in your life. For some women, coping with the stress from being a survivor and the normal stressors of everyday life can be challenging. Since every woman’s body is different, each woman will cope with stress differently. Various ways to reduce stress include:

  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation
  • Gardening
  • Journaling
  • Support Groups

Maintain Your Beauty Routine

Did you love doing your makeup pre-cancer diagnosis? Don’t quit! Keep applying your makeup as you used to. If you have friends or family who want to help you, let them assist with your beauty routine if it becomes hard for you to do it alone.

Chemotherapy and radiation can cause your skin to become especially dry and sensitive. Products are available to address those skin care needs specific to cancer patients. One trick to maintaining healthy skin is sleeping on your back with your head elevated with a form fitting pillow. This can reduce puffiness!

Underneath It All

After surgery, whether it’s a mastectomy or breast reconstruction or both, it’s necessary to get undergarments that are comfortable and suited to your specific needs. Post-surgical garments can help keep you comfortable during your recovery process. You can find undergarments that are pretty and flattering, and the selections available have continued to grow as more breast cancer survivors have voiced their needs for more variety and options. It’s important to have a certified fitter work with you to make sure you have the proper size and fit. There are many beautiful, comfortable and stylish bras to help you look and feel your best.

Pamper Yourself

You have just recently gone through one of the most challenging ordeals a women could go through. Don’t you think you deserve to treat yourself? You should do what makes you feel good. That could include any of the following: a manicure or pedicure, a facial, a massage or anything else you love!

Fortunately, pampering yourself can also be relaxing, which is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after cancer. Getting a massage or a facial every week can get expensive, so you can also try using a massage pillow or have a “girls' night in” with friends to save a few extra dollars in between pampering sessions!

The Loss of Locks

For many, hair loss is a part of cancer. Hair also sometimes forms a part of a woman’s identity. A woman can keep feeling fabulous by choosing to style her hair shorter or shave her head. If you choose to wear a wig, find a wig that matches hair color or texture, or this can be an opportunity to try a completely different look or style. If you find wigs itchy or uncomfortable, ditch the wig and wear a turban or scarf instead!

All women deserve to look and feel fabulous after breast cancer. UnityPoint at Home provides women that are breast cancer survivors the services they need to feel fantastic. Between the Home Medical Equipment store or the Women’s Health Boutique, UnityPoint at Home has your back.

Cedar RapidsDo you require breast care products after breast cancer? The UnityPoint at Home Medical Equipment store has the products you need. Do you not see what you need or want? Have no fear! The Home Medical Equipment store can custom order any products or equipment you may need.
Des MoinesThe UnityPoint at Home Women’s Health Boutique is there for women who have experienced a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction. UnityPoint at Home is here to help women feel their best after surgery.
Fort DodgeThe Women’s Health Boutique offered by UnityPoint at Home provides women who have recently undergone surgery for a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction to feel their best. The boutique provides a professional and private atmosphere for women searching for prosthesis.PeoriaFinding the right breast care products after undergoing different surgical procedures can be difficult for women. That’s why the UnityPoint at Home Medical Equipment Store strives to provide women with the breast care products they need. Do you know what you want or need but the Home Medical Equipment Store doesn’t currently stock it? Don’t look elsewhere. UnityPoint at Home is able to custom order any product you may need.Quad CitiesUndergoing a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction is tough enough for a woman, and finding the right breast care products afterwards can present its own challenges, as well. With Trinity Home Care Products, the search is made easy. The Home Medical Equipment Store offers high-quality breast care products or can order the products a woman needs to feel her best after surgery.Sioux CityA woman should feel her best after a mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction. That’s why the UnityPoint at Home Women’s Health Boutique offers private prosthesis consultations and fittings. The boutique staff is compassionate, caring and wants every woman to feel her best.WaterlooSome women may require different breast care products after undergoing surgery. The UnityPoint at Home Medical Equipment Store can provide women with the products they need to continue feeling beautiful. Don’t see the product you want or need? The Home Medical Equipment Store is able to custom order any product a woman may want.