Health & wellness

Post Mastectomy: What’s Next?

Fighting breast cancer and having to undergo all of the treatment, is hard on your body and your psyche. After having a mastectomy patients can feel inadequate and less confident then they used to be. There are a few choices to be considered, such as reconstructive surgery and prosthesis....

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Breast forms after mastectomy

After mastectomy restoration of body symmetry, a very important aspect of coping with daily life, may be achieved either using breast forms that are suspended in a brassiere or by a new system in which breast forms are attached by adhesive strips to the thorax walls. The system promises...

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Considering using Breast Forms over Reconstructive Surgery?

There are a number of reasons why Breast Forms are favored over reconstructive surgery. Breast forms have been identified as an important alternative to reconstructive surgery post mastectomy surgery. Reconstructive surgery is less advantageous because it requires further surgery for the patient to undergo. Not only must a patient...

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Cancer and Whey

Researchers are only beginning to discover the links between dietary choices and health consequences. Now they've taken a major step toward understanding one of these links. A team of ARS-funded investigators—Reza Hakkak, Martin J.J. Ronis, and J. Craig Rowlands—led by neuroendocrinologist and nutritionist Thomas M. Badger, has found that a...

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Breast Enhancement Creams

Quackery Targets Teens Source: U. S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA Consumer, February 1988, Revised April 1990 Quackery, an age-old business, costs Americans billions of dollars each year and immeasurable losses suffered from harmful products and delayed medical treatment. The quack's victims are usually thought of as the aged or chronically...

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What is a breast prosthesis?

Prosthesis: an external breast form that may be worn in a bra after a mastectomy. Also, the technical name of a breast form that is placed under the skin in breast reconstruction. Exactly what is a breast prosthesis? A breast prosthesis is an artificial breast usually made of silicone gel with...

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Feeling Confident in Your Own Skin

Many women experience days in which low self-esteem or self-confidence becomes incredibly overwhelming. These days are commonly referred to, by women, as “blah days” or “fat days.” Traditionally, low self-esteem and poor body image has been viewed as strictly a female issue. However, recent studies have shown that men...

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