Explore our essential toolkit for confidence, comfort, and well-being. From wigs and mastectomy items to medical supplies and nutritional supplements, find what you need for your cancer journey. Don't miss our Treatment Care Kit for added comfort during treatment.
Discover Your Essential Toolkit: Elevate Confidence, Comfort, and Well-Being
Explore this section for essential supplies tailored to your needs. Elevate your confidence with wigs and head coverings through our Hope Chest, find post-operative comfort with mastectomy items, enhance your well-being with medical supplies, doctor-prescribed nutritional supplements, and streamline your cancer care with patient navigation notebooks. Our Treatment Care Kit is packed with essential items to ease treatment side effects, ensuring your comfort throughout your journey.
Connecting community with children's wishes to spread holiday cheer
The Giving Tree is an annual program that offers help to families during the Christmas season. The program is offered to children and/or siblings (18 or younger living at home) of an active MPCS client. In our office, we have a Christmas tree filled with ornaments which feature a child's wish, age, and gender on it. Generous individuals, families, or groups in the community pull one or more ornaments from our Giving Tree. They shop for items and return unwrapped gifts to our office. (All wishes/gifts should be within the $35 limit.)
Elevating confidence through wigs and head coverings
Ever wanted to be a platinum blonde or a sassy red head? One of our Service Coordinators can help you choose a wig that best suits your personality and style. Our HOPE CHEST room is a beautiful place dedicated to providing wigs, hats, scarves and turbans to those who have lost or will lose their hair due to cancer treatment.
Fittings and post-operative comfort through mastectomy items
Whether you have had a lumpectomy, partial mastectomy, or a double mastectomy, MPCS has an entire room dedicated to fitting anyone in need of a bra and/or prosthesis. We offer the SOFTEE which is a post-operative camisole that can be worn directly over bandages or compression garments. It includes a pocket to store post-surgical drain bulbs, and it can be adjusted to accommodate changes during reconstruction. We also offer a collection of thoughtful items to make life easier for breast cancer patients post-surgery.
"To the world you may be only one person, but to one person you may be the world." -Unknown
Being a caregiver to a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences as well as one of the most rewarding experiences someone can have.
Having support is vital for caregivers to remain emotionally and physically healthy. The suggestions below are to help you stay healthy! Remember, these
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Doctor-prescribed supplements to enhance nutrient intake
During treatment, the body is working unusually hard to fight cancer cells and attend to the damaged healthy cells. For clients who are not able to maintain a healthy weight or are in need of extra nutrients, with a doctor's prescription, we offer a variety of flavors of Ensure, Ensure Plus and Glucerna supplements.
Streamline your cancer care with an all-in-one journal
Patient Navigation Notebooks
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming to everyone who is involved. Developed by a MPCS board member and caregiver, a PNN is a comprehensive cancer journal that helps assist in organizing key elements of your medical care. With this notebook, you can keep track of doctors, appointments, treatment schedules, medications, important notes and more.
Packed with essential items to ease treatment side effects
Treatment Care Kit
The Treatment Care Kit contains useful items that will help you during chemotherapy and/or radiation. These items are recommended by Acadiana oncologists to assist in managing the side effects that you may experience. We've included items that help with oral care, skin care, and general health care.