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Guide to Mastectomy Swimwear

With summer in full swing, there’s no reason you should miss out on swimming just because you’ve had a mastectomy or another procedure. Today’s mastectomy swimsuits are built with comfort, durability, and style in mind- you just need to know what to look for. There’s more to it than just finding swimsuits with pockets.  Pocketed …

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How to do a Breast Self-Exam

Regularly examining your breasts is a key part of spotting abnormalities before a mammogram does. While it’s recommended that you should check for a lump once a month, it can still be confusing to know exactly what you’re looking for. Here, we’ve outlined some steps to help you self-examine and figure out when to be …

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What To Do If You Are BRCA Positive

Everyone is born with BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes. They are examples of tumor suppressor genes that fight against cancer formation. When working normally, they allow the body to repair damaged DNA and prevent tumors from growing. It’s been shown that women with mutations in these genes have a higher risk of developing ovarian or …

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Everything You Need to Know About Tissue Expanders

    For women who are sure that they want breast implants after their mastectomy, tissue expanders are sometimes placed within the skin to allow it to stretch slowly. Not every woman is able to get their implants as part of the initial surgery, so it’s important to know how these internal devices work and their …

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Are You At High Risk for Breast Cancer?

Many women do not give much thought to their risk of developing breast cancer until they begin annual mammograms in their forties. Usually, it’s around this time that people begin to pay more attention to their health. Understanding your individual situation is just as important as being proactive with early detection. Here, we’ve listed the …

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Are You Considering Breast Reconstruction or Going Flat?

Although undergoing surgery can be a nerve-wracking situation for women with breast cancer, knowing what steps to take afterward can be just as daunting. Women have many options for breast reconstruction but many are not opposed to going flat or wearing breast forms. What are the main factors to consider? What is the risk involved …

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Breast cancer awareness: the history of the pink ribbon

Of all the ribbons that serve as symbols for different cancers, the pink ribbon is arguably the most recognizable one. Prior to 1991, discussing breast cancer was still taboo, and funding for research was not what it is today. Today, there are countless ways to get involved in helping to find a cure for a …

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Types of Mammograms and why they matter

Most women are well aware that yearly mammograms are an integral part of keeping track of your breast health. What is often left out of the conversation is that there are a few different types of mammograms that serve slightly different purposes. It’s time that we help take the confusion out of these tests so …

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Partial Prosthesis for uneven breasts

For women who deal with asymmetry, a partial breast prosthesis may prove to be an affordable and easy option to consider. Even though prostheses are associated with women who’ve had breast cancer, they can work just as well for those who have naturally uneven breasts. Usually though, asymmetry can be caused by any one of …

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Can Breast Cancer Have No Signs or Symptoms?

It’s scary to think about, but breast cancer doesn’t always present as a noticeable lump. There are many times that it gets diagnosed only after the lump has become large enough to be felt, some strange symptoms appear, or it’s caught in an imaging test. Many women might ask: how long can you have breast …

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