Wide range of possibilities
Psycho-oncology consultation hours
Cancer is a considerable burden for those affected and their relatives. The support of psycho-oncological psychotherapy can be of great assistance in dealing with this new life situation. Often it is about finding your own strength again, and sometimes new perspectives and a deeper understanding open up. The approach will depend on the individual concerns of the person affected.
Outpatient oncological rehabilitation
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer often place extraordinary demands on those involved. Recovery can be supported by outpatient oncological rehabilitation, where the program is individually tailored to wishes and indications.
We are supported in this offer by specialists from the Zurich Cancer League.
Strengthening the self-healing powers – In breast cancer, treatment with traditional Chinese medicine can have a variety of positive effects alongside conventional medical treatment.
On the one hand, Chinese medicine is able to support conventional medicine by improving therapeutic long-term effects and alleviating side effects of surgical interventions, radiotherapy and drug therapy. On the other hand, TCM treatment can also help improve the patient’s situation by providing emotional support and increasing overall well-being. Both give the patient the feeling of being able to actively participate in the treatment, which supports the self-healing powers and thus improves the quality of life in this difficult situation.
Our Chinese medicine expert, Sarah Meier, specializes in treating gynecology patients. She supports women and men affected by breast cancer with the methods of Chinese medicine in an individual form of therapy. This comprises acupuncture and naturopathy, including herbal medicine.
Many women feel the need to contribute to their own recovery after receiving the diagnosis of breast cancer. They look for ways to become active themselves and turn to natural healing methods to gently activate their body’s own healing powers.
Many complementary healing methods have meanwhile been well researched scientifically and have proven to be useful and safe adjuncts when combined with conventional therapies. However, there are also methods that are less well studied and/or whose safety is questionable. Here it is important to distinguish between what is useful and what may be harmful.
The benefit of adjuvant complementary therapy lies in supporting the body’s own defenses and activating its self-healing powers to alleviate side effects of conventional therapy without compromising the desired effect.
The focus of complementary counseling is to find a procedure, or procedures, and a healing method suitable for the individual woman and her specific disease situation. These are then tailored to her personal needs. In addition, the (re)discovery and promotion of her own resources are the main focus of the counseling – “what can I do myself” on my way to recovery.
The consultations are conducted in cooperation with Dr. Teelke Beck, MD, MA, who, after nine years at the Zurich Breast Center as a core team surgeon, has been running her own practice in Richterswil since 2016. For many years now she has been combining conventional medicine with complementary medicine.
For more information, visit senobeck.ch.
A beautiful breast symbolizes femininity. Therefore, after breast surgery, many women understandably lose their self-confidence, especially after radical surgery with simultaneous loss of the nipple. In recent years, medical pigmentation of the areola has found its place in the reconstruction of the nipple as an alternative to plastic surgery.
Other uses of cosmetic pigmentation:
- Following surgery with partial or total loss of eyebrows or lips
- After chemotherapy with partial or total loss of brows or eyelashes
- For burns
- For scars after accidents
- For circular hair loss
If you would like to learn more about medical pigmentation or in particular about pigmentation of the areola, Astrid Keller will be happy to advise you. Appointments can be made at any time at the Zurich Breast Center or directly with her:
Let us put a smile on your face
Enjoy some feel-good moments where you can experience carefree hours. “Look Good, Feel Better” offers exclusive workshops to which you, as a person affected by cancer, are cordially invited to participate. Thanks to the support of leading cosmetics companies in Switzerland, we make it possible for you to participate free of charge.
We are convinced that our commitment will strengthen your self-confidence and zest for life. In addition, our offer gives you the opportunity to exchange experiences with other participants in a light-hearted setting.
Our volunteer professionals will guide you through the two-hour workshop in a dedicated and personal way. In a relaxed atmosphere, they will show you how to better deal with the visible consequences of your therapy. You will receive application help and recommendations from skin care to professional makeup. This time-out will give you energy and put a smile on your face.
The number of participants per workshop is limited. Select the location of your choice and register right away: www.lgfb.ch/standorte
We all know people with cancer in our circle of family and friends. In the canton of Zurich alone, more than 7700 people contract the disease every year. The Zurich Cancer League advises those affected and their loved ones on social security, family and workplace issues, and offers concrete help in everyday life as well as financial support. It accompanies them throughout psycho-oncological therapy and provides strength through outpatient onco-rehabilitation and with a diverse course catalogue. Their meeting centers in Zurich and Winterthur offer opportunities for discussion and reflection, without the need for an appointment. They are also involved in cancer prevention and also support promising cancer researchers at institutes in the canton of Zurich.