Make Your Own Breast Form

Unfortunately, the government does not provide enough funding for women to purchase a breast prosthesis post mastectomy. Not all women can afford a “nice” prosthesis that isn’t a basic generic gel bag.

making a prosthesis

Beverly Johnson, owner of Bra-makers Supply and  “Fairy Bra Mother”, based in Ontario has created a step by step guide on how to create your own home made breast form with some foam, beads and a sewing machine. The instructions are easy to follow and the materials are also affordable.

Top 5 reasons people get breast prosthetics

breast prosthesis

There are actually many reasons for people to get breast prosthetics. Some of them may come as a surprise. We all know someone who has struggled with post-mastectomy body changes after breast cancer treatment. You may not be aware that many women have breasts that are different sizes and in some women only one breast develops. Transitioning women may want to wear breast prosthetics at any point throughout their journey. Some people just enjoy enhancing or changing their curves. Lets not forget all the amazing performers out there. Prosthetic breasts can transform a person’s look and how they feel about themselves.

Know the Signs of Lymphedema

Fern Taylor of Delton wears a compression sleeve and glove on her right arm. Taylor suffers from lymphedema, causing fluid to build up her arm after having lymph nodes removed from her breast. Mark Bugnaski / Kalamazoo Gazette

Mark Bugnaski / Kalamazoo Gazette

Lymphedema is a condition involving the lymph nodes that occurs after surgery. While treating breast cancer lymph nodes may be removed, damaged or disturbed, leading to the potential for lymphedema to occur. Women should be aware of the signs and symptoms of lymphedema as they can manifest several years after surgery. If you notice any of the following, see your doctor right away:

Walking for health

walking for health

Hello, My name is Algoma. Algoma means “valley of flowers”. I come from a big family. I have seven siblings. I grew up in the great outdoors. My childhood consisted of running around with my siblings and cousins. Ever since I was a child, I was intrigued by nature. I love flowers, the greeneries and the lakes. That is probably why I love walking so much.

Hair loss and breast cancer

headcovers during chemotherapy
Blue scarf on the top left & colourful scarf on top right are designed by Kristina Zsj Silks. Rest of the scarves are the model’s own.

Hair loss is one of the side effects that women may experience while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Many women say that the loss of hair is one of the most difficult things to deal with.