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Support Program

We are currently carrying out support programs for those who have undergone or are undergoing breast cancer treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy and want to share their experience with those in similar situations.

Details of Support Program

The support program provides opportunities for those with breast cancer to gather and talk about the following themes, to relax and enjoy themselves.

Living at Your Own Pace
Support Program for Women with Breast Cancer

You are not the only one suffering.
With your therapy, family, and work,
sometimes you feel the need to stop and take a deep breath.

"Living at Your Own Pace"


Based on this theme, we have launched a support program for women with breast cancer to gather and talk with each other.


Dates

Apr. 9, May 14, Jun. 11, Jul. 9, Sep. 10, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2005
Jan. 14, Mar. 11, 2006
Every second Saturday of the month except February and August. No meetings in October due to the symposium on October 29th (Saturday).

Time

13:00 to 14:30

Place

Meeting Room 2
5F, Research Center for Development of Nursing Practice, St. Luke's College of Nursing

Map

Participation charge

Free admission

Facilitators

Hiroko Komatsu (Professor, St. Luke's College of Nursing), etc.
Hisako Kanai (Assistant Nurse Manager, St. Luke's International Hospital), etc.

Registration

Please register in advance by fax or email
Please write "Registration to Participate in Breast Cancer Support Program," with your name, address, telephone number, email, etc. and the date on which you wish to participate.

Registration Enquiries

Research Center for Development of Nursing Practice, St. Luke's College of Nursing
3-8-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
Fax: +81-3-6226-6387
e-mailrcdnp-nintei@slcn.ac.jp / rcdnp02@slcn.ac.jp


Handouts

Treatments and Flow of Therapy

During the meetings we distribute handouts on treatment details, flow of therapy, and what family and friends can do in order to relieve patients' concerns.

If you wish to have a copy of any of the handouts, please send the title of the booklet you want, your name and address, a self-addressed envelope, and a 390 yen stamp to the following address:


Research Center for Development of Nursing Practice, St. Luke's College of Nursing
3-8-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
Fax: +81-3-6226-6387

Living with Someone Important

This booklet provides information to the families and friends of patients undergoing chemotherapy, to deepen understanding and knowledge of the illness and therapy. It helps them learn how to deal with and support the patients.

Living at Your Own Pace
Chemotherapy and My Life
(Explanation of Adverse Effects)

This booklet helps patients manage their lives while continuing to undergo chemotherapy, in order to learn about the treatment they are on, and how to lead better and more comfortable lives using methods suited to them at their own pace.

Living at Your Own Pace
Chemotherapy and My Life
EC Therapy (Description of Therapy)

This booklet provides a clear explanation of the EC therapy which combines two types of anticancer agents, and flow of the treatment, adverse effects, etc.

My Life
Self-Care Notebook

This notebook is useful for patients to write down their program during treatment to keep better track of their condition. By putting their feelings into perspective and writing them down, it will help communication with doctors and nurses.

Relaxation Cassette Tape
You can listen to the sample first-portion of the tape
*Sample

This relaxation tape contributes to anxiety relief in patients.

Video for breast cancer patients

Video providing useful information on treatment and daily life

Pamphlets in the Hospital [Manmotome®]

Manmotome®

  1. What is Manmotome® biopsy (vacuum-assisted breast biopsy)?
  2. Micro calcification lesions can be tested accurately. [Breastopia]

Breast Cancer

  1. For women scheduled to undergo breast cancer treatment (St. Luke's International Hospital Breast Cancer Clinic)
  2. Breast Cancer Dictionary (Akebonokai)
  3. If you suspect breast cancer (St. Luke's International Hospital Breast Cancer Clinic)

Chemotherapy

  1. For women scheduled to undergo breast cancer treatment (St. Luke's International Hospital Breast Cancer Clinic)
  2. Breast Cancer Dictionary (Akebonokai)
  3. If you suspect breast cancer (St. Luke's International Hospital Breast Cancer Clinic)

Corrective Underwear

  1. Self-confidence is charming. Coloplast helps give you a reassuring smile. (KEA-Kobo Ltd.)
  2. For women who have had breast surgery to be more beautiful and happier. (Yukor Co., Ltd.)
  3. Wacoal Remamma (Wacoal corp.)
  4. Healthy and Happy. Back to Days Before Surgery (Bright-Eyes Corporation)

---------------Message to Breast Cancer Patients---------------

Breast reconstruction

Do you know about breast reconstruction? (Breast Surgery Clinic)

Wig

  1. What we can do for you (Artnature Inc.)
  2. If you have worries about your hair (Svenson Japan Inc.)

Technical Readers

Empirical Research for Development of Cancer Daycare Models


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