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Wellness News

Self Lymphatic Drainage for the upper limb using ‘Fill and Flush’ technique

This video was specifically made for all the ladies I have seen in clinic presenting with lymphoedema of the upper limb as a result of breast cancer treatment and surgeries. It can be a little confusing at first, but please give it a go if you have had permission to do so from a health Read more »

Cold Caps and other treatments during Chemotherapy

Watch this video featuring cold caps and other treatments available from the Breast Cancer Foundation wellness programme during chemotherapy.

Lymphatic massage and wrapping grant

Celebrations for our first two recipients of the Breast Cancer Foundation’s Grant to train in lymphatic massage and wrapping. Lymphoedema is a painful and debilitating side effect of a lot of cancer surgeries, especially breast cancer, we are happy to be ensuring that treatment for this condition is truly going to be available for everyone Read more »

Lymphoedema Training Grant Recipient

Jessica Webb who currently works as a Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapist at Back To Health Clinic (at the World Gym, Seven Mile Beach). She is our newest recipient of our Lymphoedema training grant, congratulations Jessica and thank you for this huge commitment. Presenting Jessica with her grant are two of our Directors, James Bovell and Kim Read more »

Chemotherapy Cold Caps Programme

We had our newest bio-metric freezer delivered to George Town Hospital (HAS) on the 2nd June, 2016.  The staff there are very exciting and cannot wait to start offering this service to their breast cancer patients.   Our  Cold Caps came from a company based in Texas, they are the founders of the use of cold Read more »

Cold caps can help to stop hair loss during chemotherapy treatments

This video shows a big step for cancer patients here on island, it highlights the use of cold caps, which can help to stop hair loss during chemotherapy treatments. This films shows Tori a young mum living here in Cayman, having the first of four very aggressive chemotherapy treatments.  She is the first person here Read more »

Cancer Immunotherapy and the Role of the Microbiome

In the story of our long-lasting battle against cancer, encouraging results are coming from applications where our own immune system is triggered to identify and destroy cancer cells. However, these therapies only work in subsets of patients. One of the most important unanswered questions is how the response to these therapies is mediated, and why Read more »