Meet the lingerie retailers providing ‘virtual’ fittings

IRISH COUNTRY LIVING | 07 OCT 2020 Meet the lingerie retailers providing ‘virtual’ fittings Maria Moynihan Since COVID, many shops have adapted to survive, including lingerie. Maria Moynihan speaks to Bridget Kearney and Sasha Roche Kelly, who continue to provide support to Irish women; in every sense    LINNOCO   Sasha Roche Kelly of Linnoco. \ Ger Hore   Another person providing a virtual fitting service is Sasha Roche Kelly of Linnoco, a leading supplier of mastectomy bras and prostheses, based in Co Wexford. With a background in oncology nursing, working with Wexford General Hospital for 10 years prior to retraining as […]

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Cancer and the financial burden of a diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can bring with it a financial burden for both the patient and their caregivers. Each social group is vulnerable. The combined reduction in income along with extra health care costs and associated costs like fuel, heating, travel costs has a wide ranging consequence for the cancer patient and their families. Bills and cost can be hard to manage so it is important to get as much advise and seek assistance as soon as issues arise. Coping with medical expenses If you are diagnosed with cancer you are entitled to free tests and treatment in hospital, but you […]

NCCP Ireland

National Cancer Control Programme Cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, is a major healthcare challenge. The National Cancer Control Programme works with health service providers to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and increase survival and quality of life for those who develop cancer, by converting the knowledge gained through research, surveillance and outcome evaluation into strategies and actions. Regional Cancer Services The NCCP is responsible for overseeing national services for the treatment of cancer.  These treatments include surgery, radiotherapy and systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT).  An early priority for the NCCP was the establishment of designated cancer centres for cancer surgery. The majority, but […]

Cancer Support Centres in Ireland

If you have been diagnosed with cancer there are many different support and resources available to you. Cancer Support Centres provide support and help for clients for each stage of their cancer journey. These centres cater for family and caregivers also. Here is a list centres in Ireland of Cancer Support Centres and groups which are affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society. You can contact the Irish Cancer Society directly for more information about their services on 1800 200 700 or email: supportline@irishcancer.ie Ulster Cavan Cuan Cancer Social Support and Wellness Group Centre Address 2 Keadue Lane, Cavan Phone Number […]

Entitlements After Breast Surgery

HSE Entitlements Anyone who has undergone breast surgery will automatically be entitled to a first fit which includes two mastectomy bras, a breast prosthesis and one post op swimsuit all free of charge. If you are a Medical Card holder, you are entitled to two mastectomy bras, one post op swimsuit and one breast prosthesis every two years after your first fit, all free of charge. Depending on your location, an application is made by Linnoco on your behalf to the HSE. This process can take time but rest assured, we make it as simple and stress free as possible […]

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Which breast prosthesis will suit me best

Breast prosthesis come in different sizes, shape, weight and colour. They are used after breast surgery to replace tissue loss and provide shape post op. Initial Post-Surgery prostheses are soft to allow for wound healing while giving shape. After approximately 6-8 weeks a full prosthesis can be fitted. This allows for swelling to reduce in the chest area and for scars to heal. For some ladies they may wish to continue to use a soft or initial prosthesis instead of a full or permanent prosthesis while for others they may choose not to use one at all. Initial Breast Prostheses […]

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