Breast cancer is one of the numerous serious diseases that every women fear the most. In the United States, it is the leading cause of death among women between 40 and 55 years of age. No matter how fatal, breast cancer can be treated, or if detected earlier, further progress can be prevented.
Treatment for breast cancer usually depends on the type of cancer and whether the cancer has spread outside of the breast to the rest of the body. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and endocrine/anti-hormone therapy. Possible surgical treatments are either a mastectomy (complete removal of the breast) or breast conserving therapy.
If the cancer already reached the advance stage, mastectomy is the last option. A mastectomy is a surgery procedure to remove a breast.
However, after suffering the trauma of mastectomy, recovering from the surgery is not easy. After a mastectomy, you should have the courage to move on with your life. It is best to back to your normal routine. However, a major change in your body poses a big challenge- alterations in your wardrobe. Thankfully, here comes the latest innovation in the world of fashion that cancer patients can rely on. Attractive post mastectomy bras, swimsuits, and clothing are now out of the market to help women regain their confidence and start living their lives again.
Bras for breast cancer patients are soft and closely resemble the natural breast. It has pockets in its cups which hold the breast prosthesis in place. A mastectomy bra is made with soft fabric that does not irritate your skin and yet supports your chest area. And because they are especially made for women who just had a breast operation, it is crafted in such a way that it is easier to wear even with limited mobility. There are many varieties available in silicone forms such as, lightweight, heat reduction technology, contact (attachable) and moldable back.