Support

TEPAS Healthcare & TEPAS Breast Center offers regular breast cancer support group meetings with Breast Friends of Florida and informative events on lymphedema, varicose veins, and managing thyroid disorders.

Additional resources to help you through your healthcare journey:

Breast Friends

The Breast Friends of Florida, a group of cancer survivors, offers specific ways to encourage and strengthen newly diagnosed women and survivors. TEPAS healthcare & TEPAS Breast Center actively supports this local nonprofit.

The SHOWER SHIRT

The SHOWER SHIRT™ is designed for use after any breast surgery requiring drains: lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast reduction, mastopexy (lift) or augmentation.

The shower shirt is a post-surgical, water-resistant, garment designed by a breast cancer patient who had undergone a bi-lateral mastectomy followed by breast reconstruction surgery. The idea for the shower shirt was created after the patient was told a shower and/or bath was not possible until her surgical drains were removed, and that time frame would vary between two and three weeks. The patient began researching water resistant garments which could be used for post-mastectomy showering/bathing; to her surprise, no garment existed so the first shower shirt design prototype was created from a beauty salon cape.

The anti-microbial, post-surgical, water resistant shower shirt garment not only protects the surgical incisions, drain portals sutured into the chest/armpits or torso, and the drain tubes/bulbs from getting wet while showering/bathing, the product also supports the weight of the drains, tubes and bulbs.

Jade Palms Community Acupuncture

TEPAS Healthcare is now pleased to offer Jade Palms Acupuncture. Jennifer utilizes acupuncture and the 3,000-year-old comprehensive healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help patients relieve pain, prevent disease, and promote overall health, energy, and vitality. Whether working to create an integrative treatment approach or customizing a comprehensive care plan just for you, Jennifer treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. She is a Board Certified acupuncture physician specializing in women’s health care.

La Jolie

TEPAS Healthcare is now pleased to offer Jade Palms Acupuncture. Jennifer utilizes acupuncture and the 3,000-year-old comprehensive healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help patients relieve pain, prevent disease, and promote overall health, energy, and vitality. Whether working to create an integrative treatment approach or customizing a comprehensive care plan just for you, Jennifer treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. She is a Board Certified acupuncture physician specializing in women’s health care.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. For more information visit, www.cancer.org.

TEPAS Healthcare & TEPAS Breast Center donates space to the American Cancer Society to provide free wigs, hats, scarves, bras and more. The American Cancer Society also has a 24-hour support line at 1-800-ACS-2345.

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