Bressante Pop Up Fitting Event: Toronto

In our quest to provide access to Bressante breastforms, we have decided to expand our Pop-Up Fitting day activities. 

Look out Toronto, here we come!

If you are interested in having a personal consultation with Wendy, the founder of Bressante and creator of the Capri breastform, here is your chance. We will be in Toronto on November 29th and 30th at the Chelsea Hotel in the downtown area. We are taking registrations for appointment times. Don’t be shy! Come and see what all the buzz is about! We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you with all your prosthetic and fashion needs. 

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Questions and Answers with Lymphedema Expert Dr. Emily Iker

Interview with Lymphedema Expert Dr. Emily Iker

Dr. Emily Iker

Dr. Emily Iker is director of the Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica. She is a well regarded Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist focusing on the diagnosis, management and treatment of lymphatic disorders. 

 

Iker teaches and lectures annually, nationally and internationally, and is an instructor for Lymphedema Management courses. She is a member of the Scientific Committee for the 26th World Congress of Lymphology taking place in Barcelona, September 25 to 29, 2017 [http://www.lymphologycongress2017.com/]. Here she will lead the Lymphedema Management course as well as present several lectures on Lymphedema and Lipedema.

 

We interviewed Dr. Emily Iker over the phone.

Healthy Ways for Spouses to Cope After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Coping in Healthy Ways After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/anxiety-common-for-partners-of-young-dx-women

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, everyone around her is likely to be affected in some way.  There is often stress and anxiety for the patient and those closest to them. Spouses are confronted with feelings they have not had to deal with before, and knowing how to cope in the healthiest way possible is important for their mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Year End Review

What an interesting year 2016 has been. It has been a year of ups and downs as well as discovery. We are looking forward to 2017 with lots of hope and anticipation. We have come across many relevant and fascinating articles and bits of information for you and our mastectomy and breast cancer-researching readers over the past year.

Prosthetic Nipples

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Technology is advancing very quickly. One area of reconstructive medicine that is exceptionally challenging is restoring the nipple and areola after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer treatment. Surgeons find it challenging for several reasons: the tissue is quite delicate and requires a blood supply; providing pigmentation to match the remaining areola and nipple requires medical tattooing and finally, protecting the new surgical nipple and areola while it heals involves wearing an apparatus that resembles an 80’s Madonna cone bra. 

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Online Summit

Online International Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Summit

Wendy was contacted by Denise Stewart, an Occupational Therapist from Australia to make a presentation sharing her professional experience and opinions on breast cancer rehabilitation. Denise has produced a unique online summit for healthcare professionals to collaborate on the best way to help their patients.This summit brings together speakers from around the globe who will talk about a variety of issues concerning breast cancer rehabilitation. What happens after breast cancer treatment is often overlooked. This summit will be a step towards changing that. The main topic of Wendy’s presentation is breast prosthetics and will also touch on art as therapy for both patients and caregivers. Wendy’s talk will be up on day three of the summit.