There are over 8 million women in the United States who have received life-altering cancer
diagnoses and are currently undergoing treatment or in survivorship, according to data from
the American Cancer Society. Cancer Be Glammed® and Wrapped in Love®, two companies
born out of personal experiences with cancer, conducted a unique survey to identify the impact
of emotional and lifestyle challenges women face from the physical traumas of surgery and
treatment. The medical community refers to these as the psychosocial effects of cancer and
they can wreak havoc on a woman’s sense of self, body-acceptance, and self-esteem.
Recommended Recovery Products:
1. Hair loss solutions such as beautiful headscarves, hats and wigs
2. Post-operative recovery wear including stylish mastectomy bras and wraps for ostomy coverage
3. Fashionable clothing with easy access to chemotherapy ports
4. Comfortable apparel that manages and disguises surgical drains
5. Adaptive, easy-to-wear clothing including adjustable pants and front opening wraps, bras and shirts
6. Fashionable lymphedema sleeves, gauntlets and compression wear
“I was totally unprepared for the appearance-related side effects of surgery and treatment,” said Lisa Lurie, a breast cancer survivor and the Co-Founder of Cancer Be Glammed. “I underwent a double mastectomy without reconstruction and chemotherapy. I became bald, breast-less, bloated from steroids. It was soul destroying for me and my family. I felt like a cancer created Humpty Dumpty. I didn’t know how to put myself back together again.”
Karen MacDonald, Founder of Wrapped in Love, witnessed the physical toll cancer took on her mom when she was in the hospital with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and pulmonary fibrosis. “A fashionable wrap to cover her hospital gown and a little makeup transformed my mom’s last Christmas from a day she felt sick and run down into one where her pride was restored. It was in that moment that I realized how impactful it can be to feel like yourself and not like a patient whose appearance is defined by their disease. I knew I had to find a way to uplift more women through fashionable healing products that were functional yet fashionable.”
Wrapped in Love is a clothing and accessories line designed to provide comfort, dignity and style for women coping with cancer from treatment through recovery. Inspired by the founder’s experience with her mother’s illness, Wrapped in Love turns function into fashion. The unique apparel includes chemotherapy port-accessible shoulder wraps, headwear for hair loss, PICC line sleeves, and tops with hidden drain pockets to make post-surgery recovery easier and more fashionable. For more information, visit: www.wrappedinlove.com.
Cancer Be Glammed is the premier lifestyle brand educating and empowering women to take charge of their recovery with confidence, renewed self-esteem and personal style, from diagnosis through survivorship. Cancer Be Glammed works closely with the oncology community to provide patient-engagement tools to support women coping with the psychosocial fallout of cancer, and they are relentless advocates determined to help women heal “as people, not patients.” For more information, visit: www.Cancerbeglammed.com.
Be Glammed and Wrapped in Love provide feel good and practical solutions to feel good about yourself by attending to the needs of post-operation issues of the body on the way to recovery.