Kit for Cancer News

To cover or not!

It’s important to protect your skin from even small cuts, grazing or scrapings. Your body will not be able to fight germs off as well as it normally would while you are going through chemotherapy. These are easy ways for germs to enter your body causing infection. Keep cuts and scrapes clean, dry and covered. BUT don’t just cover …

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Your Mouth needs TLC

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause sores in the mouth and throat as well as dryness, irritation or bleeding. This can be very frustrating resulting in difficulties eating, chewing or swallowing causing discomfort. It can result in you avoiding eating and drinking because the pain in your mouth is so severe you find it hard to swallow. …

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Honouring Amanda

Today we say our final goodbye and honour Amanda Jessup, A J Dreammaker, @ajdreamwhisperer (30/06/1968 – 13/07/2021), a beautiful friend to Shelli and The Kit Foundation. Amanda passed away after a long battle with cancer. When Shelli was in her darkest hours Amanda was always there to cheer her up online or visits to hospital. Both Amanda …

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Four years on …  

Shelli (14/4/1975-21/7/2017) Anniversaries evoke powerful memories and flashbacks from things you don’t want to remember. Making and recording personal memories for family and friends is important especially when there is a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer and the future becomes uncertain. Create precious memories with the special people in your life. Let them take photos and don’t …

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COVID-19 Vaccination and your Imaging Scans

We all know the importance of being Covid-19 vaccinated plus keeping our mammograms, ultrasounds etc appointments up to date.  After doing some research I found this interesting information at Yale Medicine. The article mainly references Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations. You may not realise that COVID-19 vaccination can also cause other harmless side effects, including swollen …

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Goat Soap in our Kit for Cancer Case

Your skin needs extra care during treatment. It’s important to use gentle soaps and laundry detergents and avoid long, hot baths and showers to minimise the chance of skin aggravations. Goats milk has been used as a natural ingredient in skin care products for centuries. It has a pH level very close to skin ensuring …

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