mastectomy swimwear

Mastectomy Swimwear for the Fashion-Conscious

Mastectomy bras are a topic that has been covered a few times on The Breast Life. It’s a niche but (finally) growing area of the lingerie market. Even luxury brands are beginning to realize that not all women have two full breasts. Mastectomy swimwear, however, still lags behind. It’s not that it’s hard to find; […]

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stop blaming breast cancer patients

Stop Blaming Breast Cancer Patients for Their Disease

If I see one more article about another BS claim about what this or that or not this or that has caused breast cancer I may seriously lose my mind. Can we stop blaming breast cancer patients for their illness? Please do not make someone feel guilty that they have or have not done something wrong […]

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MAKEMERRY Collection For Ana Ono Intimates

Ever had a bra that irritated your skin? Or one that pinched you underneath your arms? Maybe you are more sensitive to seams, hardware, and fabrics. Now imagine how difficult it is for those who have been through breast cancer treatments. They not only have painful surgical sites (with or without reconstruction) but must face additional […]

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post-surgical bras

Post-Surgical Bras: Healing After Mastectomy and Other Breast Surgeries

What are post-surgical bras? They are specialty bra garments worn after mastectomies or reconstructive and elective cosmetic breast surgeries. Don’t expect to find many cute post-surgical bras around. They’re meant to be functional not fashionable. They keep the patient in mind, one who might have limited arm and chest mobility and often must accommodate drains attached […]

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Year in Review: The Breast Stories of 2015 (Plus Predictions for Next Year)

It’s getting close to the New Year and time for my annual roundup of the breast stories of 2015. This year my list includes something different. Instead of offering up the most unusual news events in lingerie, lactation, and breast health, I’ve added some predictions of my own. Do I have psychic abilities? Only time […]

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