a bra after a mastectomy
WWhen treating breast brea
cancer, doctors may explore various
options based on a p
patient’s symptoms and how far the cancer
cer has advanced.
In addition to radiation, chemotherapy and
removal of the tu
tumor (lumpectomy), mastectomy may be part
of the e treatme
Personal and medical reasons have increased the number
of mastectomies being performed. According to Harvard
Medical School, mastectomy has been effective in curing or at
least retarding early-stage breast cancer. And today, surgeons
However, whether women choose reconstructive surgery or
not, they may need a little help getting used to their new bodies
and feeling comfortable in bras and clothing.
for her body and a shape that feels the most comfortable. Cer-
search and may even
be covered by insurance.
• Discover your
style. Depending on
scarring or where tissue
some women may
need particular bra
styles, such as a camisole
or a fuller-coverage
bra. Once correct
better in their clothing.
are taken, shoppers
should try a variety of
different bra styles until they determine which ones feel the
best in terms of support and coverage.
• Consider a breast form or prosthesis. Women who have
form after mastectomy. This device helps balance the body
breast has been removed. These prostheses come in different
materials and can be custom-designed to provide a similar
feel to natural breast tissue. Some forms adhere directly to
eight weeks after surgery.
• Change bras and prostheses regularly. Many women do
not know that bras have a shelf life. The average bra should
be replaced every three months to a year. Prostheses should
be replaced every one to two years, says the American Society
of Clinical Oncology.
It can take some time for a woman to be comfortable with
her new body after mastectomy surgery. Getting the pro-per
better in their clothing. TF158415
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CROSS-CHECK BREAST CANCER NIGHT
FRIDAY • OCTOBER 20 • 6-8 PM
October, we are partnering up with the Florida Hospital
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