Our gift bags are filled with useful products that will help whilst undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. We have changed some of the items to be more appropriate for gents.
All the items in our Chemogiftbags are all subject to availability. This is a list of what might be in your Chemogiftbag.
Disclaimer: Items in your Chemogiftbag are carefully selected. If you are unsure about the suitability or safety of an item please seek advise from your Breast Care Team or professional who are providing your treatment.
Whilst having your treatment you can feel cold, even though it might be a hot day outside. All our recipients appreciate a crafted blanket to keep them nice and warm and they can snuggle into.
Providing a puzzle book helps pass the time away whilst having treatment.
You will be given lots of information and times of appointments that you can jot down until you get home. It might be you also want to ask questions and writing it down will help you remember, many people have chemo fog whilst having treatment.
Your hair can be prone to fall out whilst having treatment so if you are trying to preserve it a wide toothed comb can help. It helps to comb your hair so your not pulling and tugging and damaging the follicles. It is also an asset when your hair grows back so you can gently comb your new crowning glory, because it might not come back straight, it might come back tight curls, again this will help with easing the hair through the comb.
A natural product with no parabens or chemicals as far as we are aware.
Chemo can give you many different tastes in your mouth, (metal Mickey). Having a mouth wash can hopefully leave your mouth refreshed and remove those nasty tastes.
A natural product provided for facial hair
Calm and sooth the skin.
Can be soothing to your skin whilst moisturising it.
Always good to have available.
The theory is that by applying a coat of black (on both fingers and toes), it effectively blocks out the light. Brush on at least two coats and keep it on as long as possible. Instead of removing it as it’s damaged or chipped, just apply a fresh layer over top. (Tip nut).
For all the different medications you might have.
If you have hair loss a beanie will help keep the heat in your body.
Helps if feet get cracked, some thing soft and not rough to the skin.
A toiletry bag is provided with some essential items for every day use and an overnight stay in hospital if required.
Face Cloth.To be able to cleanse and wash your face.
Thermometer. To keep an eye on your temperature.
Toothpaste /Childs Tooth brush. A Childs tooth brush is provided as your gums can become sore whilst having chemo so the softer the tooth brush the better.
Natural Lip Balm. Lips may get dry.
Pocket Tissues. Provided as your nose may get runny and there might be a loss of nasal hair.
Anti Bacterial Hand Gel. To help prevent germs.
Having a herbal tea can help with hydration and nausea.
Available to cool you down.
We send a card that lets people going through treatment know that their is always people who can support them . Our cards are sent with love, hope and positivity and they are designed especially for Chemogiftbags with you in mind and they are “From People Who Care”
A face covering is provided , but please note they are not of a medical standard.
At Chemogiftbags our heart shaped cushions are always commented on for how much they alleviate some of the discomfort after having breast cancer surgery. They can help provide comfort and support under the arm or chest.