The Breast Cancer Foundation, Cayman Islands

Wellness Initiative

Since the wellness retreat, many of the participants have begun using the complementary services to which they were introduced…compliments of the Breast Cancer Foundation! These include dietary advice and assistance, massage treatments, yoga/relaxation techniques, counselling, acupuncture, spa/hair treatments and general exercise programs.

The feedback we have had so far is very heartening; we know that this program is having a direct and positive affect on everyone taking part, helping them to maintain healthy and positive lifestyles. There is no doubt that this initiative is life-changing for local breast cancer patients/survivors and has the approval of local medical professionals.

We are certain that this programme will go from strength to strength and encourage survivors who are interested to contact us at yk.no1511387094itadn1511387094uofre1511387094cnact1511387094saerb1511387094@ofni1511387094.

Aimee’s Angels continue to raise funds to maintain the initiative and these donations are always matched by the BCF but you too can help! Any and all donations are gratefully received. Please contact us at yk.no1511387094itadn1511387094uofre1511387094cnact1511387094saerb1511387094@ofni1511387094 or call 949 3542.

Cold Caps and other treatments during Chemotherapy

 

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Resources

Managing and treating lymphedema
Lymphedema management for breast cancer
Living with lymphedema
Living with lymphedema: A patient’s perspective
Swelling/Lymphedema
Cancer Fighting Super Foods

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Cold Caps and other treatments during Chemotherapy

 

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Lymphatic massage and wrapping grant

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Cancer Immunotherapy and the Role of the Microbiome

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