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What is a PICC Line ?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

What is a PICC Line ?

A PICC line is a long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter. PICC means Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

It is used to give you chemotherapy and other medicines. A doctor or nurse puts it into a vein above the bend of your elbow. It can stay in place until your treatment is over.

You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area before the PICC line is put in. Your doctor or nurse will gently thread the line along the vein in your arm until it’s in a large vein in your chest. You will have an x-ray to check it’s in the correct position.

The PICC line is held in place by a dressing, which is usually changed every week. The cap at the end of the line is replaced each week to reduce the risk of infection. The line is flushed regularly to prevent it becoming blocked.

Bold Beanies PICC Line Covers can give you peace of mind against any catching the tube on clothing or in bed. Super soft, stretchy and breathable cotton material, our PICC Line Sleeves also come in beautiful Liberty prints and practical plains which can also match our cancer treatment hair loss hats.

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Summer Cancer Hats

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Summer Cancer Hats

Bold Beanies are made from thin stretchy cotton fabric to fit snuggly and comfortably on a bald scalp from Chemotherapy. The silky soft natural fabric helps the patient maintain the head an even temperature. 

These quality plain and Liberty fabrics wick away sweat and provide UV protection on bald scalp in the sun. Perfect to wear on their own or under other sun hats, scarves, Hijabs or helmets to stop them slipping and provide a moisture barrier in warmer weather. Great for hot hospital rooms but to stay covered up. 

Bold Beanies cancer hats are the perfect sleep cap to allow the wearer a good nights sleep. They don't slip around like scarves and are super comfy. Breathable and temperature controlling and also stylish, so ones less thing to worry about during treatment. 

Also available extra-thin Bold Beanies especially designed for very hot weather. Not just for cancer, these wonderful stylish hats are great for all hair thinning or alopecia.

Are you looking for a thoughtful cancer gift? then why not send a Bold Beanie as a rose or bouquet. We roll the hats to look like roses... a beautiful, thoughtful, practical and traditional gift. 

 

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What to Wear When You Lose Hair With Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

What to Wear When You Lose Hair With Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

Chemo hair loss can be fast and usually starts to fall out with the second round of chemo infusion. It can make your scalp sore (it reminded me of when I had my hair tied back too tight as a child and then it hurt when you took the bands out). Loosing your hair suddenly can make you feel very cold as a bald head losses heat very quickly.  You may also lose hair from all over your body, adding to the heat loss.

Often you will have had some kind of surgery which may make lifting your arms quite difficult. Tying scarves therefore might be too hard or tricky so a simple Bold Beanie to slip on easily to cover up for yourself and loved ones is just what's needed. 

Bold Beanies are made using the highest quality soft silky stretchy fabrics from the UK and Liberty of London. They are natural cotton based which make them naturally sweat wicking, breathable and keep the head at an even temperature.  We have designed the hat to have no seams that sit on pressure points when sleeping. These skull caps are designed to fit snugly on the head, but not tightly and will not slip around like a scarf. Wear a Bold Beanie as a liner under any scarf to stop it moving and provide more warmth, especially over ears if wanted.  No labels inside to irritate the scalp.

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Chemo hair loss? Bald head cold? Want Comfort? Scarves hard to tie & slip around? Wig too uncomfortable?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Chemo hair loss? Bald head cold? Want Comfort? Scarves hard to tie & slip around? Wig too uncomfortable?

Wear a Bold Beanie... Simple, soft, comfy thin stretchy cotton hats for hair loss.

Wether you've lost your hair from Cancer related chemotherapy treatments or bald from Alopecia or other hair thinning condition, Bold Beanies thin breathable snug hats are the answer. 

These head covers have no additional seams and labels to irritate a sore scalp and the stretchy, breathable material fits snuggly onto the head, but not tight, so the wearer can feel comfortable whilst covering up day or night. 

Perfect to line under another hat or scarf during the winter cold months or on their own during the day or as a sleep cap.

Bold Beanies cancer are made in the UK using the finest Liberty Fabrics and made to the highest quality. We can ship worldwide, no order too big or small and we even offer free delivery in the UK for all orders over £30 and free shipping worldwide for all orders over £55 to the rest of the world. 

Different sizes and styles to fit Men, Women and kids and come in a wide array of patterned fabric styles and plain colours to suit all taste. Feeling Bold? Why not add your own logo or text to a plain hat.

Made in the UK by a Breast Cancer survivor who understands what its like to lose your hair suddenly, feel cold and just want to cover up easily for friends and family... and who simply wants to make others journey through chemotherapy more bearable.  

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New Sara Women's Liberty Cancer Hat

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New Sara Women's Liberty Cancer Hat

New Liberty hair loss hat added to the women's selection of hair loss headwear on the Bold Beanies Website. Free UK Delivery over £30 and fast international shipping direct to yourself or a loved one.  This beautiful new additional is a gorgeous traditional floral print from Liberty Art Fabrics in London. Famous for its quality and recognisable prints all around the world, this Liberty Sara Bold Beanie looks great on its own or layered up for all women. Rose and pink flowers on a delicate soft navy and blue background. Super silky and soft, our cancer hats are made of...

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