Courage to Conquer Cancer

Susan G. Komen, Courage to Conquer Cancer, Angel Gift Program - Mastectomy Recovery Care Package

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  • Susan G. Komen, Courage to Conquer Cancer, Angel Gift Program - Mastectomy Recovery Care Package

Courage to Conquer Cancer

Susan G. Komen, Courage to Conquer Cancer, Angel Gift Program - Mastectomy Recovery Care Package

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Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTON - Courage to Conquer Cancer was awarded a Susan G. Komen of East Tennessee grant for 2017-18 to increase breast cancer patient access to post-surgical supplies during recovery. Courage to Conquer Cancer’s, Angel Gift Program offers post-diagnosis assistance and patient education for breast cancer patients who require breast surgery and/or treatment. Patients in-need from every county within the 16-county service area are eligible. Counties within the service area include:  1) Anderson, 2) Blount, 3) Campbell, 4) Claiborne, 5) Cocke, 6) Grainger, 7) Hamblen, 8) Jefferson, 9) Knox, 10) Loudon, 11) Monroe, 12) Morgan, 13) Roane, 14) Sevier, 15) Scott and 16) Union. This program has been made possible by a grant from the Susan G. Komen East Tennessee. The program provides access to post-surgical breast surgery and transition-to-home supplies, containing patient-recommended essential items for recovery and further treatment. Breast cancer educational information is included to foster proactive, informed cancer care decisions in collaboration with health care providers.
Health care providers and patients living in the 16-county region of East Tennessee (see counties above in the form), can request a mastectomy care package which contains the following items:
  1. Recovery Tee  - Contains 4 internal drain management pockets for mastectomy, reduction, and/or reconstruction surgery. This shirt will aid in your post-operative recovery by allowing easy access and safe containment of your drains inside these pockets without the use of safety pins or clips and can be worn during rest, activities, physician follow-up appointments, chemotherapy, radiation, x-rays, diagnostic testing, etc. After surgery, patients have limited mobility for an extended period of time. Activities of daily living become challenging during recovery. Dressing yourself should not be one of the biggest challenges during this period. For that reason, easy-snap plastic buttons were selected for ease of dressing.
  2. Post-surgical Mastectomy Bra - contains breast prosthesis pockets and can an be used after post-surgical healing in conjunction with breast prosthetic forms. 
  3. Axilla Pillow(s) - Post-surgical pillows that relieve pressure on the sensitive surgical areas (note: patients will only need one pillow if they are have a single/unilateral mastectomy and two for a double/bilateral mastectomy)
  4. Uni-solve - Adhesive-remover wipes for use after surgery to get excess adhesive off skin. 
  5. Emesis bags- For emergency use during the commute to treatment and/or health care provider appointments .   
  6. Patient Educational Information - Culturally appropriate educational materials to help breast cancer learn more about the disease, treatment, and genetic information. 
PATIENT CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE
Because this is a grant funded program, Courage to Conquer Cancer must collect information on each patient participant. This information collected is completely confidential and will only be used for reporting purposes to Susan G. Komen East Tennessee.
Patients who wish to have another Recovery Tee to wear during the recovery period can purchase another at a special discount price. To order go to www.couragetoconquercancer.com and use discount coupon code KomenEastTNpatient to receive 30% off another Recovery Tee of any color or size. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Kristi Roberson-James, Program Director via email at couragetoconquercancer@gmail.com  or 865-250-1103.
PATIENT CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE
Because this is a grant funded program, Courage to Conquer Cancer must collect information on each patient participant. This information collected is completely confidential and will only be used for reporting purposes to Susan G. Komen East Tennessee.