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Flat Chested, For Real, After Breast Cancer

I felt the lump; my doctors did not. Neither my gynecologist nor my radiologist. I had a sonogram; it showed nothing. Meanwhile, I was walking around with a lump the size of an orange and could barely breathe. I knew they were wrong. My husband sang the familiar tune of, you always have to be […]

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Red Fern Mastectomy Lingerie

Red Fern Lingerie: Mastectomy Bras Supporting Women's Lives

New intimate apparel brands like Red Fern Lingerie are changing the world of mastectomy lingerie. And it’s about time. Yes, women need more choices and access to feminine and sexy styles. But designs must also go beyond the usually pocketed bra made to hold a breast prosthesis. Post-mastectomy intimate apparel has to factor in the different […]

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Post Surgery Bras: Improving Patient Recovery

Brad Pitt reportedly bought Angelina Jolie a slew of new bras for her birthday. No surprise that Ms. Jolie would need a new lingerie wardrobe after her double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She wouldn’t have worn beautiful bras during her recovery. Women who’ve undergone breast surgeries are sent home strapped into stiff, uncomfortable contraptions known […]

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Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy: The Future of Women's Health

My first thought when I heard the news of Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy? “Oh no, not again.” I wasn’t shocked to learn that a celebrity had undergone this procedure. Ms. Jolie wasn’t the first. No. It was the reminder that somewhere, another woman had been forced to make a difficult and painful health choice. […]

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