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7 Essential Products for Breast Cancer Survivors

7 Essential Products for Breast Cancer Survivors
Akanksha Nigam

Breast cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breasts. It is one of the most common forms of cancer and although it is found more commonly in women, it can also strike men.Breast cancer can develop in different parts of the breasts – lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Lobules are the milk-producing glands, ducts carry the milk to the nipples, and connective tissue holds everything together. Breast cancer symptoms include:

  • A lump or thickening in the breast
  • Change in the shape, size, or appearance of the breast
  • Changes in the skin over the breast
  • An inverted nipple
  • Flaking or scaling of the areola
  • Redness of the skin

If you experience any of these symptoms, reach out to a medical professional immediately. Breast cancer is much easier treat if caught in its early stages. In advanced stages where medication is not helping, breast cancer surgery may be required. 

Types of Breast Surgeries

There are two main types of surgeries - 

  1. Breast-conserving surgery: also known as lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, partial mastectomy, or segmental mastectomy. In this surgery, efforts are made to remove a cancerous tumor and  parts of the adjoining  tissue. How much is  removed depends on how big the tumor is and how much of the surrounding area has been affected. 
  2. Mastectomy: In this type of surgery, the entire breast is removed. A double mastectomy is where both breasts are removed.

HPFY has a wide variety of products that can help you to regain confidence after breast cancer surgery. Items such as post-mastectomy bras, mastectomy breast forms, post-surgical bras, breast enhancers, gowns and camisoles, breast binders, and post-lumpectomy breast forms are all designed with comfort and compassion in mind.

Essential Products for post mastectomy and post lumpectomy

1. ABC Leisure Mastectomy Bra Style 110

 

The ABC Leisure Mastectomy Bra is an ideal choice of product to be used after a mastectomy. It is designed using a soft and comfortable fabric to prevent pain or contact with the healing scars. To avoid causing any inconvenience, it features a front closure style that makes it easy to wear and remove the bra. It has cotton and spandex pockets to hold the breast forms and the straps are kept wide to offer adequate support.

ABC Leisure Mastectomy Bra Style 110

 

 

2. Nearly Me 395 Extra Lightweight Semi-Full Triangle Breast Form

 

Made to be 35% lighter in weight than standard weight silicone with a soft and more natural feel, this is one of our top-selling breast forms. With its symmetrical design it fits either the right or left side easily. It is designed to be flat-edged and slightly contoured to fit snugly against the chest wall. This breast form is ideal for women with back and neck pain.

Nearly Me 395 Extra Lightweight Semi-Full Triangle Breast Form

 

 

3. Nearly Me Silicone Breast Enhancers

 

 

 Designed to blend with breast tissue for a natural look, these lightweight enhancers providefull coverage and is undetectable under clothing. The symmetrical design allows a great fit on either the right or left side can be used in a variety of bras, including push-up bras.

Nearly Me Silicone Breast Enhancers

 

 

4. Classique 517 Partial Post Lumpectomy Silicone Breast Form

 

This silicone breast form is wrapped in a skin-like polyurethane film for a soft touch. Crafted for  who have undergone partial breast surgery, reconstruction, reduction, or when one breast is smaller than the other. It is hand-washable and can be worn on the right or left side. 

Classique 517 Partial Post Lumpectomy Silicone Breast Form

 

 

5. Amoena Emilia Seamless Post-Surgical Bra

 

 

With features like bilateral pockets that hold  breast forms and a front zip closure, this is the perfect post-surgery bra. The straps are adjustable behind the shoulders for a comfortable fit. The Amoena Post-Surgical bra provides support, compression and pain relief without skin irritation.

Amoena Emilia Seamless Post-Surgical Bra

 

 

6. Expand-A-Band Breast Binders – Lined Solid Color

 

Designed to provide support and stability to breast implants. Helps to reduce swelling, bruises, and the chances of hematomas after invasive breast surgery. Machine washable and comfortable to wear.

Expand-A-Band Breast Binders - Lined Solid Color

 

 

7. Trulife Active Flow Symmetrical Triangle Swim Breast Form 630

 

Perfect for the woman with an active lifestyle, this breast form can be worn during yoga, swimming, exercising, gardening, and jogging. It has lightweight monoprene beads that do not absorb water and dry up quickly. They move and flatten when you are lying down to give a natural look and feel. Ideal for post-surgery wear.

Trulife Active Flow Symmetrical Triangle Swim Breast Form 630

 

 

A mastectomy or a lumpectomy is mentally and emotionally hard to process. It is important to talk to your doctor so that you know what to expect after surgery and to familiarize yourself with the various support options available to you.  Take some time with your family to help them to also understand the procedure.  Getting the right information and proper support are vital steps that will help you recover from breast cancer surgery

 

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Akanksha Nigam has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2021. With a Masters Degree in Finance, she began her Marketing career in the banking industry. However, her interest in human ...

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