Breast Cancer
What Do People Need After a Double Mastectomy?

Give InKind Support Recipient, Heather received a positive diagnosis of breast cancer and received a double mastectomy as a result. She was kind enough to share her list of must-haves, nice-to-haves, and hospital needs as she recovered from major surgery and began radiation.

Read Heather’s story here.

Post-Mastectomy Must Have’s

Post-Mastectomy Nice-to-Have’s

Pre and Post-Op For the Hospital

  • Eye mask – for resting/sleeping during the day
  • Earplugs – for noise reduction from machines
  • Portable phone charger – because who can remember to bring a phone charger?
  • Hairbrush/hair ties – to keep hair out of your face
  • Toothbrush – disposables are nice for the patient and family who may stay overnight
  • Larger-than-normal zip-up shirt/sweatshirt – for easily getting dressed after being discharged

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