Breast Prosthesis

Some woman who undergo mastectomy choose not to be reconstructed, yet would like to be able to wear their clothes normally. For these women, a removable breast prosthesis is a good solution. There are several types on the market, including some that adhere to the chest wall, some that can be worn with a swimming suit or other activewear, and some that are lighter and more comfortable than the ones our mothers may have had access to. If you are considering using a prosthesis, it makes sense to shop around and find the one that works best for your lifestyle. And, like surgical reconstruction, a breast prosthesis is generally covered as part of the breast cancer treatment for insurance purposes.



Copyright 2008 by Janet Grange, MD