Facilities

The center combines a broad range of services, covering both the emotional and material needs of women coping with breast cancer. Our facilities include:

Cafe

Information

Support Groups

Wigs and Hats

Specialty Cosmetics

Prosthesis, Bras and Swimsuits

Movie Library

Books

Exercise Classes

Important for everyone, but especially so for women with breast cancer. Research has shown that women who exercise regularly suffer fewer recurrences of the disease. Also, physical activity improves general well-being and body image. Women with breast cancer need special classes for various reasons:
  • During treatment women need special classes that take into account chemotherapy and/or the surgical procedures. Regular fitness clubs obviously do not offer such classes.
  • Exercising with prostheses, for women after a mastectomy, is nearly impossible, but aesthetically, most women don't feel comfortable when the absence of the breast is openly noticeable.
  • Women during and immediately following chemotherapy are bald. Exposure of their scalps in an unprotected environment is troubling for most women.
At the Center women feel more comfortable with the physical changes thrust upon them and can find classes appropriate to their current situation.

Lectures

Discussions with oncologists and surgeons

Children's Activity Room

Jerusalem

Jerusalem of gold, stone and light - home to three of the great monotheistic religions - offers unique opportunities and challenges to the center. Jews from all over the world, secular, religious, and haredi, and Arabs, both Moslem and Christian, inhabit this ancient and modern city. Differences of culture and language must be addressed, while realizing that universal concerns and fears unite them all.

Our building

The first stage in establishing The Center For The Breast Cancer Survivor is finding the proper physical location. The setting must be home-like in look and feel and accessible most of the hours of the day. It must be centrally located so that women can come easily from all parts of the city. At the same time, it should have convenient and free parking. The building will be divided into different spaces configured for the various activities of the center.