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Post-Mastectomy Prosthesis

The compassionate and caring staff at the Comprehensive Breast Care Center can help patients make the adjustment to life after a mastectomy. That includes finding a comfortable post-mastectomy prosthesis. They can also write a prescription for a breast prosthesis and mastectomy bras so that the cost will be covered for insurance purposes. Although breast cancer affects each woman individually, no one has to face the disease alone. Several ongoing groups offer an opportunity to talk with other patients who have been treated for breast cancer.

  • Sharing and Caring meets each Thursday, and patients discuss their experiences after a diagnosis of breast cancer. For more information, call 248-551-8586.
  • Silver Linings is an eight-week workshop that meets on Wednesday nights for women who have completed treatment or are on long-term medical therapy. For more information, call 248-551-4645.

What is a prosthesis?

There are various types of post-mastectomy and lumpectomy prostheses, also called breast forms. Manufacturers make a wide selection of types, shapes, sizes, and colors.

The type of prosthesis required is determined by the amount of breast tissue that is removed. A prosthesis can be worn against the skin, inside the pocket of a mastectomy bra, or attached to the chest wall. Prosthetic devices are designed to look feminine while ensuring comfort.

What are the various types of prosthetic devices?


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