After treatment, a client with breast cancer is likely to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation, and try to cope with life changes brought about by cancer. At this stage, practical knowledge and support is crucial to help them get back to a sense of normality and to reintegrate into society. Our CancerLink centres provide this support through the numerous programmes and services they run.
Immediate Support and Care
Pink Recovery Pack
These packs are given to clients with breast cancer who have undergone surgery at a Hong Kong hospital. Each pack contains our pink bear, temporary breast prosthesis, soft pillow, information booklet, exercise equipment and other important items to help with recovery and rehabilitation.
Prosthesis can make a huge difference during rehabilitation following surgery, but for some clients with breast cancer this is simply unaffordable. To address this gap we’ve established a fund specifically designed to help provide financial support for breast prostheses to those with limited financial means.
Prosthesis Education Workshops
We run breast cancer workshops for clients on how to fit, wear and maintain their prosthesis properly.
Nursing & Dietetic Consultation and Workshops
Our nursing and dietetic workshops are held each week to equip clients with the information and confidence to improve their quality of life and physical well-being. With an emphasis on dealing with the physical side effects of cancer, topics include: how to lessen treatment side effects; surgery preparation and recovery; and, tips for managing fatigue, nausea and stress. Our registered dietitian offers clients one-on-one consultations, recommending the best foods for each stage of treatment and recovery.
Managing Upper Lymphoedema Workshop and Exercise Programme
Facilitated by our registered nurses, this workshop has been specifically designed for clients with breast cancer to teach them important techniques and exercise to help prevent and manage lymphoedema, a common side effect of breast cancer.
Understanding Breast Reconstruction Surgery
This workshop provides information on breast reconstruction surgery, and tips to help recovery following this procedure.
Breast Cancer Adjustment Group
This group helps clients adjust through the recovery process by learning positive thinking methods; how to build a healthy lifestyle; how to select and wear prostheses; and, through sharing their experiences with peers.
Breast Check Technique Workshop
Learn how to examine your breasts and spot any unusual changes. Early detection saves lives!