We interviewed over 500 Cancer Patients and Gift Buyers to curate our Self Care and Gift Boxes. Shop with confidence knowing this Radiation Essentials box was curated based on direct feedback from the cancer community.
Each item in this box was carefully selected to support YOU through the duration of your treatment with thoughtful care. From the lavender scented, gentle roll-on, aluminum-free deodorant to the custom-made calendula-infused burn balm, have confidence you will use and love every item in this most essential box during your radiation treatments.
- Radiation Essentials is the ideal box if you are planning ahead or early in your radiation therapy.
- We recommend Radiation Recovery, Large Soothing Skin & Lips, or Rest & Recovery boxes for patients near the end of their radiation treatments.
Radiation Essentials Box Includes:
Aluminum Free Deodorant
During radiation therapy, many radiation oncologists discourage the use of standard drugstore deodorants that contain aluminum. There are a variety of reasons, like concerns that the aluminum could interfere with radiation dosage, or that the interaction between radiation and aluminum could irritate sensitive radiated skin. Regardless, switching to an aluminum-free deodorant is an easy way to comply with this directive without succumbing to stinky sweat stains. Zatik Naturals roll on deodorant smells like lavender, the roll on provides a gentle application, and it actually works – no sweat stains!
Botanical Burn Balm
Did you know that LOTION is the #1 requested item from Cancer Patients?
Our friends at Polish Your Parts developed this calendula infused balm specifically with radiation patients in mind. Properties in the calendula root are known to alleviate the sting in burns. The balm is easy to apply and should soothe sensitive skin.
Calendula oil is known for its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. This soap smells fantastic and should be gentle on tender skin.
No Sweat Ice Pack
Ice Packs rate in the TOP 5 most requested items from cancer patients. It's no wonder - when undergoing radiation, we highly recommend never leaving home without ice packs in tow. While the packaging says, “for lunches,” at Balm Box we believe these are the ideal size for radiation-sized burns. (And hey – hang onto them for future post-radiation lunch boxes!) The 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.
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 between you and your seat belt and TA-DA – pain free driving! *Pillow cover designs vary
Orange Mimosa Lip Balm
Dry, cracked, and painful lips are a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These orange-mimosa lip balms from Honeybee Gardens feature the flavors of fresh-squeezed orange juice and delicate champagne. Formulated with organic and natural ingredients, these lip balms are long-lasting and provide comforting moisture to sensitive lips.
The Cancer Card
"Yay, it’s time for my radiation/ chemo/ biopsy/ other hideous cancer treatment today” – said no cancer patient ever. We all know living with cancer stinks – but there IS one teeny tiny silver lining: The Cancer Card. Just show your card to the closest friend or family member and VOILA – skip annoying tasks and activities! Fight on, stay strong, and pull The Cancer Card every so often – you deserve it!