Aftercare & Survivorship
Support Group & Counseling
Many breast cancers can now be cured, and
treatments have become easier to cope with. However, the moment one is faced
with a diagnosis of cancer, it is always causes a deep emotional crisis and
distress. In fact, most people say that they have never faced a bigger and
more frightening challenge in their life.
Trained counselors are available to help patients and their relatives who
seek counseling to help them through the difficult issues caused by
diagnosis of cancer.
For most people, meeting together with others who were in a similar
situation can help to decrease feelings of anxiety, isolation or fear. Our
support group provides a sense of community and opportunity to share
experiences and learn different ways of dealing with problems. . Members of
the group may have been in a similar situation before and it is quite
possible that the group includes people with different types of cancer at
different stages. This wider experience helps a patient to see her/his own
problems from a different perspective.
Support group meeting was held on July 15th. 35 survivors attended the
session. Sharing and caring amongst the women was evident and stress as a
cause for development of cancer and recurrence was discussed. A movie named
"why I wore a lipstick before my mastectomy" which was made by a
survivor was screened.
For the next Support Group meeting contact us.
Previous support group meetings. February 2nd 2011,July
16th 2011& September 17th 2011 & February
We have a wide range of prosthesis available in
cotton and silicone in different sizes, to use externally after mastectomy
to restore body image. Mastectomy bra in various sizes and chicken fillets
to add form and shape to breast are available
We are equipped with Lympha Press Plus
specifically designed for management of lympoedema following treatment for
breast cancer. Pre treatment cycle follows the principles of manual
lymphatic drainage and helps in draining the proximal lymphatics prior to
Sequential compression allows a pneumatic massage for maximum results and
comfort. The peristaltic compression and balancer cycle gives a relaxing
massage while stimulating the circulation and lymphatic return.
We believe in holistic approach to management of
cancer. Complementary therapies can reduce stress, tension, sleeplessness,
anxiety, depression and helps to reduce the symptoms of cancer, such as
pain, nausea , tiredness and poor appetite. Guidance for complementary
therapies is provided at the centre.
A workshop for women and families touched by
breast cancer - October 21st 2010
Chennai breast centre with Penn Nalam , conducted
a workshop for women and families whose lives have been touched by breast
cancer. A very useful exhibition on various aspects of care, complementary
therapy and interactive session were conducted.