What’s in a box?
A little gift just for you…
We understand that everyone’s experience of breast cancer and its treatment is different, but we’re here to help with the journey. Our Comfort Boxes have been thoughtfully created with support from women who have undergone chemotherapy treatment. Our products aim to provide practical support and improve emotional well-being at an uncertain and difficult time.
Here are a few of the lovely items you can expect to find in our boxes.
Herbal teas can aid sleep and help to calm and hydrate.
Keeping on the move during treatment can energise, motivate, ease fatigue, and is good for the mind.
Face and body lotion
You may experience dry skin – keeping moisturised can really help.
Eye mask and ear plugs
There may be times during the day when you need to shut out the light and sound and get a little sleep.
Notebook and pen
For notes, reminders, or to express your thoughts and feelings as you go through treatment.
Your oncology team will recommend that you drink plenty of fluids throughout your treatment.
For a little moment of luxury, because you deserve it.
To avoid chapped and dry lips and to keep your pout feeling great.
Grow your own plant
Give it a little TLC and by the time it’s grown your treatment will hopefully be near completion.
Lolly recipes and lolly moulds
Ice-lollies can help to soothe a sore mouth and are a nice treat, even if your taste buds change.
Toothpaste and a soft toothbrush
A soft toothbrush helps to avoid any of the discomfort you may get from harder brushes.
A hug in a mug for warmth and comfort.
You may find eating with metal cutlery a bit unpleasant – plastic cutlery will help.
Crosswords and puzzles
To help pass the time during your chemotherapy sessions.
A selection of sweets
To provide relief from the metallic taste you may get from the treatment.
Adding some to still or sparkling water can help to relieve change in taste and helps to keep your body hydrated.
You may become a bit more prone to a runny nose.
Chilli flakes and mixed herbs
Things can taste a bit different – chilli flakes add a little bit of heat and herbs will add flavour. Please be aware that eating spicy food is not recommended
if you have a very sore mouth.
A nice nibble to go with your cordial, perhaps!
To easily carry the essentials to your chemotherapy treatment. Plus, always useful for shopping!