We interviewed over 500 Cancer Patients and Gift Buyers to curate our Care Packages. Shop with confidence knowing this Cancer Care box was curated based on direct feedback from the cancer community.
Men's Chemo Care Package Essentials Includes:
Whether it’s surgery, chemo, radiation, or recovery – all can be utterly exhausting and overwhelming for cancer patients. Clinical fatigue is listed as a very common side effect for all, often lingering long after patients complete their final treatment. Cancer patients are often encouraged to take breaks throughout the day and be sure to rest. And what better way to rest than by curling up with this cozy throw blanket? Super soft and squishy, plus washer-safe should it encounter any spills or stains. *Plush blanket colors may vary.
From taste-receptor issues to nausea, ginger mints are a must for cancer patients. These have just the right amount of ginger flavor, without being too spicy or too sweet.
Stainless Steel Tumbler
Most cancer patients will hear their care teams remind them to stay hydrated about 1-billion times. (We miiiight be exaggerating here…) Our stainless steel, vacuum insulated tumbler with leak-proof lid and eco-friendly straw attachment will keep drinks icy cold or piping hot for hours. The skinny format fits in almost any cup holder and is easy to grip, even for those suffering from neuropathy in their hands.
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.
Men's Chemo Care Package Comprehensive Includes ALL items in Essentials PLUS:
No Sweat Ice Pack
While the packaging says, “for lunches,” at Balm Box we believe these are the ideal size for tender surgical wounds, chemo-ports and radiation-sized burns. (And hey – hang onto them for future post-cancer 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. *Ice pack designs may vary.
Some chemotherapy medicines can cause temporary changes to nails – they can become brittle or flaky, and white lines may develop across them. Dry cuticles can be especially itchy and painful.
This cuticle oil nourishes dry, cracked skin. Made with a combination of safe, sustainable, organic, and natural ingredients. We love the form factor of these oil "pens" making application super easy without any waste or mess!
Men's Chemo Care Package Tremendous Includes ALL items in Essentials AND Comprehensive PLUS:
Sometimes chemotherapy can irritate the inner mouth with painful mouth sores and dry mouth. We love these itty-bitty mouthwash tablets - in addition to being all natural and portable, they are alcohol-free and gentle on tender mouth and gums. Plus, one tin provides 60 mouthwashes - that’s 4x more than an 8.5 ounce liquid bottle!
Nix Nausea Essential Oil
Loss of appetite and nausea are some of the most well-known chemotherapy side effects. Nix Nausea essential oil roll-on sticks were specially designed to address stomach upsets and discomfort. Infused with the goodness of avocado oil and Camellia seed oil, the Polish Your Parts proprietary essential oil blend delivers a touch of nature's nourishment. The combination of peppermint, orange, fennel, cardamom, ginger, catmint, and lemon essential oils work harmoniously to help calm senses and ease queasiness. Vitamin E adds an extra layer of care, leaving skin feeling rejuvenated and replenished.
Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband
Acupressure has been used for thousands of years to promote relaxation and wellness. These simple but effective wristbands work by applying pressure to the P6 (Nei Kuan) acupressure point on each wrist. Simply place them around your wrist three fingers from the heel of your palm. Applying pressure to this point should help relieve nausea. Plus, once done with chemotherapy they are great for any activity that triggers motion sickness, like sailing, roller coasters, or long car rides. *Wristband colors may vary