Choosing the External Breast Prosthesis (Form) after Mastectomy

In the Chart below
– Choose the cup size
– Follow the row horizontally, to find the bra band size
– Follow this column vertically down to the breast form (external Prosthesis), the number in this square gives you the prosthesis size.
– This is a guide for the size of external prosthesis, however for a perfect fit a size up or down may be needed

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Supportive Cancer Care

Supportive care makes excellent cancer care possible, supported by excellent science to enhance the lives of people on the cancer journey.

The critical importance of supportive cancer care is increasingly being recognized.

ICANCARE will provide the newest information on the symptoms and complications of cancer treatment, methods to minimize cancer induced side effects and common psychosocial challenges.

Supportive Care?

Supportive Care in Cancer is the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. This includes management of physical and psychological symptoms and side effects across the continuum of the cancer experience from diagnosis through anticancer treatment to post-treatment care. Enhancing rehabilitation, secondary cancer prevention, survivor ship and end of life care are integral to Supportive Care.

* Alleviates symptoms and complications of cancer

* Reduces or prevents toxicities of treatment

* Supports communication with patients about their disease and prognosis

* Allows patients to tolerate and benefit from active therapy more easily

* Eases emotional burden of patients and care givers

* Helps cancer survivors with psychological and social problems

ICANCARE is committed to make the cancer journey a pleasurable experience.

Together we can…..

Making Sterile Salt Water (saline) for home suctioning/use

Start with clean hands, pans, containers and spoon


  1. Put saline storage jar and lid in one pan and cover with tap water.
  2. Put 4 ¼ cups of tap water in a second pan.
  3. Boil both pans for ten minutes.
  4. Add two level teaspoons of table salt to plain boiled tap water and stir to dissolve.  Cool both pans to room temperature.
  5. Remove storage jar and lid touching only the outside.
  6. Pour cooled salt water directly into storage jar.  Place lid tightly on jar.  Store in refrigerator.
  7. Pour off the amount needed for each cleaning or suctioning session into a smaller container.  Do not dip anything into the large supply of saline.
  1. Make a new batch every day.