Since 2005, Compassionate Beauty™ has been providing women with support, products and services to maintain their comfort and body image while going through cancer treatment and onward to survivorship.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing moment in a woman's life.
Compassionate Beauty has been helping women just like yourself for over 16+ years.
First step is to ensure you have what you will when you leave the hospital and begin your recovery.
Mastectomy Camisole (click the link) with drain management.
This product should be ordered before surgery.
Second step Please remember to take your surgical camisole with you to the hospital. The camisole is designed specifically for women who are recovering from mastectomy or lumpectomysurgery and experience pain with limited mobility. Most mastectomy camisoles come with an opening in the front that allows for an easy change of garments for maximum comfort. Recovery camisoles come with inside pockets to hold breast forms and post-surgery drainage bulbs.
Recovery Bras are also an option for women post surgery. Make sure to add your drainage pouches as they aren't included with the bras.
things you will need
Although many products are best chosen with our certified fitters, sometimes circumstances are such that we order on-line. For many women ordering their favourite bras or favourite tank top is just easier on-line as well.
Compassionate Beauty is an Alberta Aids To Daily Living vendor for breast prothesis. This means that you can feel confident that we sell government approved products and are staff are certified and the best in their field In addition we are able to enrol in the AADL program whereby the government pays a portion of your breast prothesis.
Our breast forms come from 3 different suppliers so we can ensure everyone has choices and a best match can be achieved. Choose from different weight options, different shapes and different textures so that the hug test will be easily passed.
We offer many options for mastectomy bras, including my not limited to: Sports bras, leisure bras, lacy bras and T-Shirt bras.
Going on holidays?
We have a large selection of bathing suits and swim forms to get you water ready.
Bras, Prothesis & Clothing
"Things are feeling out of control", No doubt this is huge and all new for you. Finding the right products allows us to decide who gets to know our journey and who doesn't.
There are products that you can purchase on-line that will make the time during treatment more comfortable.
Since no one wears a wig 24/7 lets start with other options. We have a large selection of sleep caps to ensure you are comfortable at night.
Many caps that can be worn around the house and a couple of brim bamboo caps will ensure the bamboo keeps your cosy and the brim keeps a little sun off your eyes .
Our Well Being Kitis the product you will need to take care of your scalp when your hair is gone. Your scalp care will decide how your head look, feels and how your hair comes back once treatment is done.
One of our post popular products during chemotherapy are our baseball caps with hair. Ideal for keeping it at the front door and if someone rings the bell, throw it on and no one is the wiser.
Hopefully you have time to visit us before treatment starts so we can take the time to ensure you are well equipped to get you through the next months without hair.
We have collected some products that might help you get started with your CHEMOTHERAPY KITthings you'll want
“My practice is devoted to breast cancer and thus I have had the opportunity to work with their very professional staff and several hundreds of my patients have been able to make their journey through cancer care much more pleasant because of Compassionate Beauty”-- Dr. Rene Lafreniere, MD, CM, FRCSC Professor of Surgery, Oncology and Anesthesia, University of Calgary
Anybody gong through treatment needs this product. Térapo Médik scalp products should be used both to minimize the negative effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy while promoting growth of new hair.
Start this kit the day you of your first chemotherapy treatment. Alternate the two different shampoos daily to ensure your hair follicles don't go dormant.
People undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy have much less active sebaceous glands and papillae, causing the skin and scalp to become very dry. To prevent thinning due to hair follicle shrinkage, their sebaceous glands must be stimulated.
With the Térapo Médik line, you can moisturize your scalp throughout the therapy period, using gentle, natural products that were specially designedfor their condition.
Then kit Includes 2 shampoos (250 ml) and 2 lotions (90 ml)
Our #1 Product for good reason- this product line is the only line that addresses the scalp not hair. During treatment women will often use their body wash for their entire body including their scalp or switch to baby shampoo. Both of these cause added scalp irritation. Also, many organic brands that have essential oils can be too reactive.
With the chemo kit our clients have had less issues with red bumps, feeling of tightness and scalp irritation. The added bonus of seeing their hair grow back quicker and individual hairs stronger and thicker.
A Compassionate Beauty Gift Card is a perfect choice when someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer.
Let our team at Compassionate Beauty draw on our 16+ years of experience to help the woman you love.
Available in a variety of denominations, we are confident we can help her find the perfect product she needs regardless of where she is in her journey.
Call us to learn more!