The Zonta Breast Care cushions provide comfort to women (and men) in the post-operative phase of breast surgery. Cushions are supplied to most hospitals in each Area. Distribution in hospitals is by Breast Care Nurses. Throughout the year Zonta Clubs in this District and others in Australia hold sewing bees to make these sought-after cushions. The feedback received from recipients has been positive, with one woman noting that receiving the cushion was a turning point for her in helping to change her outlook and feel more positive.
The Zonta Club of Redcliffe in Queensland has produced an informative DVD called ‘Side by Side‘, specifically designed for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. It comprehensively covers all stages of the breast cancer journey and doesn’t just focus on one aspect of treatment.
McGrath Breast Care Nurses help individuals (and their families) experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support. From the time of diagnosis, and throughout treatment, this support is available to you for free, whether you’re in the private or public health system. Support is available to you if you want it from Day 1 and for as long as you need it. To find your nearest McGrath Breast Care Nurse search the map on the McGrath Foundation website here and get in touch with them directly.