LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER

We are so excited to announce that Because We Care is a certified Look Good Feel Better retailer! We are so excited to be part of this amazing organization, if you do not know what they so have a look.    Many women with cancer are told that the emotional rollercoaster of losing your hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and having sallow or excruciatingly dry skin is normal. There’s nothing normal about this and we refuse to consider it vanity. The finer points about hair, makeup and skin care are just the beginning – LGFB is about a whole lot more.  It offers a unique sense of community to women from all walks of life. For a cancer survivor, it’s the opportunity to get closer to the person you were before you began fighting this debilitating disease. It’s a chance to be yourself again. Wellness is a term that goes far beyond medical treatment. At LGFB, we use the broader, psychosocial definition of health that incorporates mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. It’s not just about the diagnosis. It’s just as much about who you are and how you feel as a person – and a woman. Through our volunteer team of cosmetic professionals, we offer the finest in skin care, wig selection and makeup techniques in a series of signature steps, each designed to encourage women to look and feel their best. Discover one woman’s experience at a LGFB workshop:    ...

Lymphedema sleeves

We have an amazing selection of lymphedema sleeves that we will measure for a custom fit just for you.  These are covered by private health insurance as well as private.    WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM AND LYMPHEDEMA? The lymphatic system is structured like a web, occasionally draining into small lumps or nodes that filter the lymphatic fluid. The system works through the pumping power of the body’s muscles. The muscles contract, increasing pressure within the lymph vessels, which causes the fluid to move. A series of one-way valves ensure that the fluid moves in the right direction. Lymphedema, the build up of protein rich fluid in the subcutaneous interstitial compartment occurs when either lymph fluid is impeded from flowing through the lymph vessels and lymphatic system or there is an excess of fluid that exceeds the carrying capacity of the lymph system. It collects in the subcutaneous and deep tissues causing swelling of the affected area and predisposes to chronic inflammation. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LYMPHEDEMA OCCURS IN PEOPLE AFTER BREAST CANCER TREATMENT? When a sentinel node is removed, a number of nodes are removed, or if the nodes receive radiation therapy, the body is at risk for lymphedema. The loss of lymph nodes and vessels can result in lymphedema in the arm or other parts of the body. The amount of fluid collection is variable and at this time, unpredictable because of the variability of the insults and the lymphatic system itself. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF MY BREAST CANCER RELATED LYMPHEDEMA RISK? Any event which stimulates the formation of increased protein fluid and floating...

NEW COLORFUL MASTECTOMY BRAS FOR SPRING

We have a colorful selection of mastectomy bras ranging in all sizes. All of our mastectomy bras have pockets to hold your breast forms securely. These stunning mastectomy bras are just a small example of our amazing selection of mastectomy bras. ...

New Wigs

We are crazy for our new wig styles made of HEAT RESISTANT SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN HAIR These come in a huge selection of...
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