We interviewed over 500 Cancer Patients and Gift Buyers to curate our Self Care and Gift Boxes. Shop with confidence knowing this Lumpectomy Must Haves box was curated based on direct feedback from the cancer community.
The Ideal Lumpectomy Care Package Essentials includes:
Seat Belt Barrier
Seat belts are an unexpected challenge for breast cancer patients. Unfortunately, seat belts tend to rub directly against the most tender part of a breast-cancer patient's torso while undergoing (and recovering from) surgery and radiation treatment. Simply insert the pillow under the seat belt and TA-DA – pain free driving!
*Fabric designs may vary
Stretchy Bandeau Bra Top
Breast cancer treatments are vicious on tender breast tissue. Finding comfortable undergarments that provide a modicum of support without chaffing, rubbing, or pinching is a challenge. Address the challenge with these super soft and stretchy bandeau tops with removeable breast pads.
Choose from two sizes: Medium/Large/Extra Large or Small/Extra Small. Notes on how to choose the best size can be found here.
No Sweat Ice Pack
Ice Packs are rated in the TOP 5 most requested items from cancer patients. It's no wonder - post-surgery, we highly recommend patients never leave home without ice packs in tow. While the packaging says, “for lunches,” at Balm Box we believe these are the ideal size for post-lumpectomy use. These sweat-free ice packs do not leave damp marks on clothes. Plus, they are large enough to provide relief, yet small enough to stay ‘hidden’ under an arm or tucked into the front of a shirt.
*Ice Pack prints may vary
The Ideal Lumpectomy Care Package Comprehensive includes ALL the items in Essentials PLUS:
Botanical Body Cream
Dry, cracked, and tender skin can be common surgery and treatment side effects. We adore this unscented lotion from our friends at Polish Your Parts. This particular formula was inspired by medical field professionals who constantly wash their hands, need quick relief and are not able to wear fragrance. Knowing cancer treatments can make even light scents unbearable, this scent-free lotion offers quick absorption and a smooth velvety finish.
Dry, cracked, and painful lips are a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Knowing cancer treatments can make even light scents unbearable, these unscented lip balms from Polish Your Parts are a great option for cancer patients. Formulated with organic and natural ingredients, Lip Lovin’ lip balms provide comforting moisture to dry and sensitive lips.
Coloring Book & Pencils
Cancer treatment can be extremely stressful, ergo the importance of self-care throughout the duration. It can be very calming to unplug from technology and redirect one’s focus to geometric colors and patterns, like those found in this charming pocket-sized coloring book.
The Ideal Lumpectomy Care Package Tremendous includes ALL the items in Essentials AND Comprehensive PLUS:
Bergamot Essential Oil & Diffuser Bracelet
With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot essential oil is mildly citrusy, pleasant without being overly pungent. It is commonly used to help reduce stress and tension and help with mental clarity. Just dab one or two drops onto the black lava stones on the diffuser bracelet to enjoy the benefits of this unique essential oil. *Bracelet decorative stone colors may vary.
Two Pair of Cozy Socks
Keep feet warm and dry with super cozy, warm and soft socks. Stretchy, fuzzy, and gentle on tender toes, these luxurious socks are beloved by patients throughout their treatments.
Weighted Eye Pillow
Fatigue and exhaustion are very common cancer treatment side effects. Resting is often strongly encouraged. These lavender scented eye pillows can be heated (30 seconds in the microwave) or cooled (overnight in the freezer) for a relaxing lavender scented nap.