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Ugly, Old Mastectomy Bras: Burn-Baby-Burn!

The bra burnings of the 1960’s were an act of rebellion by women to bring about cultural change. When I unceremoniously roasted my own mastectomy bras years ago, this was my purpose as well. While on a much smaller scale and through humor, I wanted to spark change in the cancer recovery world. Breast cancer […]

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Cancer Hair-Loss: 6 Tips to Make Head Scarves Your Go-To Fashion This Fall

Fall is finally here! As the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, and the smell of pumpkin spice permeates the air, it’s time to breakout the fall fashions. If you’re a style watcher, this year means sweaters with fringe (yes, fringe is in!), lots of check patterns, and winter florals. Knit hats and […]

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Dressed To Thrill! Survivor-Entrepreneurs Refashion Cancer Recovery

Fall 2007 Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer. As I stood in front of the mirror following my double mastectomy (minus reconstruction), the despair I felt threatened to swallow me whole. Like a female humpty dumpty—I didn’t know how to put myself back together again. Drains, scars, body-altering lumpectomies, mastectomies, […]

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In The Swim: Mastectomy Style

Veronica Brett Swimwear

The first sign of summer following my double mastectomy filled me with dread. As happy as I was to say goodbye to winter snow, the thought of mastectomy swimwear made my blood run cold. I had just gotten used to wearing a mastectomy bra and breast forms and now I had to confront a new […]

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Defining Yoga

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A doctor recently said to me, “I recommend yoga to my patients all the time; what is it?” Yoga classes have become popular and are offered at many exercise venues. “Yoga” can mean anything from a relaxing, spiritual movement and meditation experience led by a highly trained teacher to a physically demanding workout led by […]

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Post Ostomy Styles: Comfy To Fashionable

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One of the many challenging aspects of life after ostomy surgery is finding comfortable clothing to wear. For many of us, this is our first serious surgery and we are trying to adjust to life with an ostomy. Whether you weigh the same, lost weight, or gained weight, here are some tips that can get […]

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