Explant surgery, which involves removing existing implants, is becoming increasingly common across the country for a number of reasons. Some opt for the surgery as a personal preference, while for others, it is a medical necessity due to pain, discomfort, or illness caused by the artificial implants. Learn more about the procedure and what you can expect from someone who experienced it firsthand.
Knowing what to expect with a mastectomy can feel safer and more confident in the breast surgery that you are about to undergo. Getting all of the facts can reduce uncertainty and allows you to formulate specific questions to ask you doctor. To help you better understand this breast surgery, we've rounded up some of the basic information you need to know going into your mastectomy.Read more
If you or a friend have had a mastectomy or reconstructive surgery because of breast cancer, you know all too well the road to recovery can be difficult. There is a lot that goes into healing after breast cancer, and we wondered what women really needed as they recovered. Here’s the top five things they shared...Read more
Undergoing a mastectomy can be daunting, but preparing ahead of time and knowing what to expect (both during and after the surgery) can help things go much smoother.Read more
After having a mastectomy, bruising and swelling is pretty common. Finding ways to reduce discomfort and speed up the healing process is crucial during the weeks following the procedure. An ice pack bra can be one of the best avenues to do this.Read more
Many women fighting breast cancer cite a strong support system as one of the most important pieces of their treatment and recovery. Having someone around to not only help with the logistics of appointments and managing day-to-day activities, but to also serve as an emotional support system.Read more