Mastectomy Products and Solutions – When someone hears the words, ‘breast cancer’, so many emotions are felt, including those associated with having a mastectomy and losing something that has been part of their physical identity.
Diagnosis to action plan may not be short haul. Surgeries, chemotherapy, reconstruction, and more can be overwhelming. Having a resource for mastectomy products to help you look and feel your best is important.
Breast cancer statistics suggest approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. For men, it is 1 in 1,000 who will develop breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, and 85% of breast cancer occurs in women who have no family history of the disease.
Genetic testing can be done to detect if mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been inherited from one’s mother or father. On average, women with a BRCA1 mutation have a 55-65% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the risk is 45%.
Those that have walked through breast cancer and/or a mastectomy share encouragement with recommended products that have help carry them through.
It does not matter if you have had a mastectomy, breast reconstruction, or a lump removed, your scar becomes a symbol of your cancer champion status. Often, one can feel uncomfortable seeing its reflection in the mirror, and why it is important to learn to embrace your scar. Our resources include books and media, as well as skin care products to help heal the process.
Whether you are seeking fashionable or comfortable, Cancer Horizons is providing you with resources to find everything from bras to swimsuits, and mastectomy forms to pillows.
Learn more about genetic testing for the breast cancer gene here, or visit our mastectomy product selection to help your feel your best.