Products for People with Cancer

An estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. The kind of products you need depend on the kind of cancer you have and the treatments you receive. Unfortunately, some treatments can lead to hair loss, skin damage, and general weakness. These products were designed to help.

Cosmetic Aids

  • Wigs (hair pieces, chemo hats and sleep caps in various styles)
  • Post-surgical garments (offer the mastectomy patient a comfortable garment to wear immediately after surgery)
  • Mastectomy bras and breast forms (an alternative to breast reconstruction surgery. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to match any women’s breast. Custom prosthesis devices are also available)

Skin Care Products

  • Skin replenishment systems (counter the damaging effects of chemo and radiation therapy. Applied directly to the affected skin areas, they help moisturize the skin and aid in skin rejuvenation)

Homecare Bedroom 

  • Hospital Beds (in semi-electric or full electric versions)
  • Bed Accessories (choose from egg crate mattresses, low air loss and gel mattresses to help prevent and reduce bedsores)
  • Over-Bed Tables (available in flat or tilting models)
  • Bedside Commodes (with removable pails. Easily converted to be used directly over the toilet)
  • Patient Lifts and Slings (assist in transfers from the bed. Available in manual and fully electric models)
  • Trapeze Bars (hang over a bed and help you lift yourself to a sitting position or change positions)
  • Lift Chairs (Assist patients with difficulty getting up from a chair. Come in numerous styles, fabric grades and colors)
  • Safety Polls and Rails (offer stability when rising or sitting as well as from accidental falls)
  • Lift Chairs come in numerous styles, fabric grades and colors and assist patients with difficulty getting up from a chair but activating an electric chair that causes the chair to raise the patient to a standing position. All lift chairs also partially or fully recline with an elevated leg rest.
  • Safety Polls and Rails offer stability when rising or sitting as well as from accidental falls in the bed or bathroom.

Bath Safety Products

  • Bedpans and Urinals 
  • Elevated Toilet Seats 
  • Bedside Commodes (stand-alone toilet seats with a removable pail. Can also be used directly over the toilet)
  • Bath Chairs
  • Transfer Benches
  • Handheld Showers 
  • Grab Bars 

Mobility Products

  • Canes (for those who are independent enough to use a one-handed walking aid}
  • Quad Canes (have a base with four points of contact on the floor to provide extra stability and support for people when walking)
  • Forearm Crutches (used by those who have long-term or permanent mobility problem)
  • Walkers (help you remain mobile by providing stability and support while walking)
  • Rollators (walkers with wheels and brakes to eliminate having to lift the walker to walk. Brakes offer extra security when going down inclines. The walkers fold for transport and many have seats so users can sit and rest when they get tired)
  • Manual Wheelchairs (available in a variety of styles and sizes. The standard basic wheelchair folds easily for transport, has locking wheels, detachable foot rests that swing-away for transferring, footplates, elevating leg rests and arm rests that are either permanent full length or removable desk length. Optional features include reclining backs, adjustable seat length, hemi or low seat frames, articulating footrests, solid tires and anti-tipping devices)
  • Transport or Companion Wheelchairs (available in lightweight models and are designed to be pushed by the caregiver)
  • Lightweight Wheelchairs (weigh much less than standard chairs and are easier to self-propel)
  • Power Wheelchairs (motorized wheelchairs that are controlled by either a joystick or a puff mechanism. Primarily used by quadriplegics or people who cannot maneuver a regular wheelchair)
  • Scooters or Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) (provide motorized transportation for individuals who either need or prefer power mobility. Scooters can be used indoors and outdoors and are available in both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive models. They also come in lightweight models that break down for easy transport)

Aids for Daily Living (ADLs)

  • Reachers
  • Dressing Aids
  • Velcro Buttons
  • Zipper Pullers
  • Door Openers
  • Lamp Switches
  • Key Turners
  • Pill Dispensers/Cutters/Crushers
  • Eye Droppers
  • Long Handled Combs
  • Bathing Tools
  • Special Utensils and Dishes
  • Kitchen Aids (designed to help open jars, containers and boxes)

Nutritionals 

  • Liquid supplements (designed specifically for cancer patients)