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How is a mastectomy bra different from a normal rock?

How is a mastectomy bra different from a normal rock?

Softer: It depends on the price range but the new external prosthesis are markedly softer than before and form fitting for a total or to fill in the gaps after a partial mastectomy or radiation effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mastectomy (Definition)

A mastectomy is complete removal of all visible breast tissue. Different variations exist, some of which spare some or all of ...Read more


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How is a subcutaneous mastectomy different from a normal mastectomy?

The nipple is intact: Subcu mastectomy leaves the areola and nipple intact but removes 90 to 95ish % of the breast tissue hard to see in upper outer quadrant toward axilla -from the usual inframammary fold incision line- therefore have to be careful in getting all the breast tissue out --- often used in a boy with ptotic gynecomastia ie large breasts. ...Read more

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36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

You need testing: If your mother was a BRCA carrier then it is important that you get tested. Since you know that she has a PLAB2 mutation then your testing can even be more precise. If you are a carrier then see an experienced breast surgeon. They can calculate your lifetime risk as well as your 5 year risk to help you make your decisions regarding mastectomy and ovary removal ...Read more

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What exactly is a mastectomy bra?

Individualized item: A mastectomy bra is usually fitted by a lady who is a trained specialist and is able to measure each patient and determine their size and options. It can hold a breast prosthesis for cosmetic purposes and can help in recovery after mastectomy surgery. ...Read more

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Where can I find a mastectomy bra?

Where can I find a mastectomy bra?

Specialty store: There are bra specialty store that do fittings. The american cancer society has resources. Nordstrom 's has products as well. Your oncology team or navigator should be able to provide you with local resources. ...Read more

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Can there be any attractive mastectomy bras?

Absolutely - YES: Encourage you to go to a bra specialty shop - where you will receive professional help to select the right bra and to fit it properly. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of a mastectomy bra?

Maintainyour figure: If you mean mast. Bra and external prothesis -it is to maintain your figure after mastectomy they also make partial implants for filling out partial mastectomy voids ...... Downside hot, itchy in the summer-colder than you in the winter and expensive needing to be changed yearly but most insurance companies pay for them. ...Read more

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Could bras exist for women who have had a mastectomy?

Could bras exist for women who have had a mastectomy?

Yes: There are post mastectomy bras. Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your needs. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. It is worth the effort. ...Read more

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What's a good website to get bra for post mastectomy?

What's a good website to get bra for post mastectomy?

Rather than just: Ordering on-line, would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra stored can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Rocking (Definition)

Rocking (body rocking) is a symptom seen in some persons with brain problems such as autism, mental ...Read more


Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more