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OUR EXPERTISE IN CANCER CARE

At Roches Cancer Care, we want to assist you through all the appearance related changes that cancer treatment brings.   We understand the importance of this, from our own personal and professional experience.  From hair loss to sparse brows, from dry skin to peeling nails, we’ve been there and have sourced the best products to treat and disguise.  

Breast surgery can affect not only your shape, but also your self image and confidence.  Whether you’ve had a lumpectomy, a mastectomy or a reconstruction, we can restore your shape and your confidence so you can  swim, exercise, wear figure hugging clothes and carry on with life.

Our greatest compliment is to hear a client say ‘I look like myself, I feel like myself again’.

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WIGS

We want to help you choose a wig that looks natural and feels comfortable.  Whether it’s mimicking your own hair exactly so the wig is undetectable, or going for a completely new look, we have 1000 wigs in our salon to choose from.

Human hair, fibre, heat resistant, monofilament, the list goes on and the choices are endless.   In the privacy of our fitting rooms, we’ll try on lots of wigs and explain everything, including the process of losing your hair, wearing and caring for your wig, and the joy of seeing your new hair  peaking through your wig.    We offer complementary head shave and complementary first trim of new hair following treatment.  We’ll even do your first hair colour (organic) in our private colour room if you wish.

 

Breast Care

Breast surgery affects not only our shape, but also our confidence and self image.  Our breast care team are qualified, experienced and both breast cancer survivors themselves so they understand your concerns.  

Fittings take place in our private consultation rooms,  6-8  weeks following breast surgery.  It’s  so important to be measured properly for your breast form and the bras that hold the form comfortably and securely in place. This is the key to comfort and confidence.

We have a huge selection of bras and prosthesis to suit all shapes, sizes, surgery types and most importantly personal taste and style.We are constantly updating our ranges with your comfort and confidence in mind and trial everything on ourselves first.

 

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Headwear Specialists

Headwear is a great way to add colour and variety to your appearance. We stock a wide range in a host of colours and styles. A hat, bandana, turban or scarf is a quick and easy way to change your look. 

Our headwear pieces fit securely and can provide full head cover. Our stylish range can provide an ideal change from wearing your wig and can be teamed with add on hair to transform your looks.

Brows, Nails and Skin

Cancer treatment is great at blasting away cancer cells but it can cause our brows and lashes to thin and nails and skin to become dry and sensitive.  At Roches, we’re committed to bringing you the very best in natural chemical free body care and cosmetics suitable for use while undergoing treatment. We have a full range of products to relieve these problems. 

Glow from top to toe with chemical free nail varnish, organic tan and skincare ranges made with essential oils and plant extracts that hydrate and nourish your skin. 

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Your questions answered

Best time to come for a Wig fitting

Although we have over a 1000 wigs in stock at all times, sometimes we need to order a special or custom made piece.  To minimise patient stress, earlier is always better for us to see your patients. 

We can also advice them on some  eyebrow options which can only be done prior to treatment starting.  

Allowances for Wigs and Mastectomy Wear
The Costs of Wigs

Under €300: Our affordable range are made from quality Japanes hair fibre with machine wefted bases.

€300-€500: High quality Japanese fibre wigs on a range of bases from machine wefted to hand tied, lace and monofilament. The base construction of the wig and the fibre quality is what determines price difference along with length of hair.

€650-€950: Heat Resistant Fibre: Our favourites: The best of fibre hair and human hair rolled into one beautiful low maintenance wig that behaves and looks like human hair but has a style memory so will bounce back into place when washed. Price includes cutting.

€750-€1500: Human hair with different bases and lengths. Prices include cutting and styling. These wigs look great but do require maintenance

Who to bring to your first consultation? 

A person who is supportive of the patient and who is interested in the patient’s appearance.

It is important to feel comfortable and confident when wearing a wig or mastectomy wear. While we help with this, you can’t beat a best friend or spouse commenting that the patient looks exactly like themselves.

What to expect at your first wig consultation

We have over 1000 wigs and hairpieces along with lots of hats for hair loss and under-hat-hair,

We start by bringing the patient and their friends/family to our private fitting rooms where we welcome and settle them in. First thing its to find out is when their treatment is starting and what they are looking for.  Most patients want to look like themselves so while they are describing their hair and what they do with it, we are also taking a good look at their hair too.  We very often match the persons here with the first wig but we always insist on trying on a few more.

While we have wigs on display, we find that most people are quite overwhelmed with the thoughts of losing their hair and have no clue how to select a wig.  You cannot choose a wig from a picture or a mannequin, you must try it on your own head.  We  select wigs based on what they’ve told us during the  consultation.  We talk them through the pros and cons of each wig in terms of hair type and cap construction but really the wig they feel and look most comfortable usually presents itself.  We narrow down options and spend as much time as needed till the patient is sure.  Sometimes a wig needs to be ordered.  sometimes patients want to bring other family members before making their final decision.  sometimes people take photos of the wigs and bring them home to review with friends and families.  ITs quite an interactive process.

When the wig is selected, we cut and style it if necessary and explain both how put the wig on correctly and how to care for the wig. 

We also discuss options for bed and give some advice on eyebrows.  Once the wig is salected, we often discuss what they will do when the hair starts falling and we offer to cut or shave them free of charge.  Many take us up on this offer, while others have already made arrangements.  

It is a very interactive session and we try to answer any questions and allay their fears.  Conversation will often veer to the hair regrowth phase, how long it takes and when can hair be coloured.  We  discuss allowances and advise if patients are entitled to any funding.  

Most clients leave happy and relieved.

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