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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 [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:28:01+00:00November 13th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

National Cancer Services in 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 [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:27:56+00:00November 13th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:27:42+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:30:06+00:00July 4th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

Breast Prosthesis

Breast prosthesis is an artificial breast form that takes the place of breast tissue that was removed during surgery. For some ladies breast reconstruction following surgery may not be something that they wish to do and so a breast prosthesis is used to provide a balanced silhouette. Breast prosthesis can be used by ladies whose breasts are different sizes naturally or post breast reconstruction if the size and shape of the breasts is different. They can be a temporary measure for some prior to breast reconstruction and alternatively some ladies will chose not to wear breast prosthesis post surgery. Types [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:29:53+00:00June 27th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

Client review

Client review of Linnoco's mastectomy and prosthesis fitting service   This is a recent review from one of our clients here at Linnoco It is always a pleasure and honour to help ladies find the right post mastectomy products. To find out more about the range of mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, pocketed swimsuit and compression garments that we stock here at Linnoco do get in touch.      

By |2020-11-19T15:27:09+00:00June 20th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

Types of Mastectomy Bras

What is a Post Mastectomy Bra? A post mastectomy bra is very similar to a fashion bra. It''s the design of the bra that makes it is a little different. A good mastectomy bra provides both comfort and support. They are generally pocketed on both sides to allow for the use of prosthesis if it is needed. There are many styles of mastectomy bras, so it is important to try different styles to find the one that is right for you. Should I wear an underwire or non wired mastectomy bra? This is often a question that ladies often ask? [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:29:46+00:00June 17th, 2020|Support & Advice, Care After Breast Surgery|0 Comments

How to measure your bra size correctly

A high percentage of ladies are wearing the incorrect size bra. It is important to be remeasured every 6 months as our bodies changed due to many different factors like hormones, weight fluctuation, exercise and diet . Some times its not always possible to go to a fitter to be measured so alternatively you can measure yourself at home and then shop freely online or in store. Where do I start? Before you start you need a tape measure with inches. You can order a Linnoco Toolkit online which we will send to you free of charge. The toolkit consists [...]

By |2020-06-19T12:12:25+00:00June 6th, 2020|Support & Advice|0 Comments

Interview about Online Mastectomy Bra Fitting Service

Had the honor of speaking on the Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran about our new Online Mastectomy Bra Fitting Service. Alan asked me about my oncology nursing background and how that has had an impact on not just myself but on the service that i provide. We discussed how it is so important for any ladies who has had a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment to have well fitted mastectomy products. By having access to good quality mastectomy products a woman can experience positive feelings in relation to their body image, self confidence and psychological health. We also discussed the [...]

By |2020-11-19T15:26:14+00:00May 26th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

New Online Bra Fitting Service

Delighted to have our new services fully up and going. This was established due to the current restrictions. Have a read of an article from the Wexford People Paper about our new services. https://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/mastectomy-bra-fitting-service-available-online-39197589.html

By |2020-11-19T15:28:39+00:00May 12th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Covid-19 Service Announcement

Covid-19 Service Announcement  We want to reassure our customers that the supply of post mastectomy bras, swimsuits, breast prosthesis and our full range of stocked items is in good supply and are readily available. 
   We will continue to process paperwork for medical card entitlements and health insurance rebates for your post op products.  However, in line with government guidelines, we are unable to meet customers face to face. Instead we are inviting you to request a measurement chart and free tape measure which we will post to you to measure yourself at home. Armed with your measurements, you [...]

By |2020-06-11T18:41:51+00:00April 29th, 2020|Support & Advice|0 Comments
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