Fashion Advice from Fighters and Survivors

The loss of physical self after a mastectomy can be jarring and even traumatic. In moments like these, Pink Ribbons Boutique strives to provide a space to support, heal, and uplift survivors with post-surgery fashion clothing and accessories that fit their needs and personal style. There are many different types of fashion and accessory choices…

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Chemotherapy & the Link to Congestive Heart Failure

Chemotherapy & the Link to Congestive Heart Failure If you or someone you love has battled cancer, you know that the battle can be long, hard and not always pretty. Different types of chemotherapy come along with various side effects. Some common side effects for various types of chemotherapy include headaches, muscle pains, stomach pains,…

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and Pink Ribbons

  On October 23rd, Pink Ribbons took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk supports the American Cancer Society in working to create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. Not only is this an occasion of hope…

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Chemo Beanies Provide Style and Confidence for Countless Women

“You have cancer.” These are words that every person prays they never have to hear. With just three little words, the world stops and everything changes: daily routines and schedules, interactions with co-workers, relationships with friends and family, and of course, physical health. But another disappointing side effect when a person goes through cancer treatment…

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Women’s Instincts & How It Affects Breast Cancer Decision-Making

Women’s Instincts & How It Affects Breast Cancer Decision-Making   For the women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the many difficult aspects is deciding what type of surgery is best for their particular situation. Surgery is usually needed in some form or another when it comes to breast cancer, and is performed…

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Mastectomy Bras

Myth:  Mastectomy bras are heavy duty, iron-clad “mother” bras. Fact:  Mastectomy bras are quality bras that can be beautiful.  All good bras come with some type of lining in the cup.  The difference between a good retail bra and a great mastectomy bra is that the lining in the mastectomy bra has an opening that…

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Hair Loss and Wigs

Hair loss is just one of the many terrible things that comes with a cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy. For women diagnosed with breast cancer, hair loss due to chemotherapy can harm their self-esteem and own perceived femininity. A wig, although a small consolation in the large scheme of things when it comes to cancer, can…

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Breast Prostheses at Pink Ribbons Memphis

Breast Prostheses at Pink Ribbons Memphis   When diagnosed with breast cancer, some women are faced with the possibility of a mastectomy or lumpectomy procedure.  The removal of a whole breast can leave anyone feeling discouraged, insecure and unhappy with her appearance. Every woman reacts different to breast cancer. Some will choose reconstruction and some…

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Lympha Press Pneumatic Pumps

  Lymphedema is a condition that can happen after any cancer surgery, and refers to the swelling that generally occurs in one of the arms or legs. When lymph nodes are removed and the lymph system is compromised, lymph fluid can accumulate and swelling can occur in the affected limb. There is no cure for…

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What Is Lymphedema?

What Is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a serious condition that affects more than 200,000 Americans each year. Also called lymphatic obstruction, Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of fluid underneath the skin. It is a potential side effect of any cancer surgery and radiation therapy that can appear in some people during the months or even years…

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