Early Detection

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and its important to us to spread the word on early detection. According to the American Cancer Society, the average risk of a woman developing breast cancer sometime during her life is 12%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance a woman will develop breast cancer. Although…

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Fighting for the Little Ones

At Pink Ribbons, Memphis, we celebrate everyone who bravely battles the ugly disease called cancer. Every individual whose health has been impacted by this illness is a true hero and a warrior. But the warriors who really tug at our heart strings are the thousands of children who wage war with cancer each year. September…

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Find Your Post-Op Accessories at Pink Ribbons

With a cancer diagnosis comes stress and challenges like chemotherapy and mental and emotional distress. There’s also the possible surgeries such as lumpectomies, mastectomies, as well as breast augmentation and reconstruction. At Pink Ribbons Memphis, we offer a variety of accessories we hope make this difficult time a little easier for our customers. Wigs For…

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Suggested Readings for Breast Cancer

If you or a loved one has had breast cancer, suggested readings for breast cancer can be extremely helpful is this difficult time! Pink Ribbons Mastectomy and Lymphedema Boutique will strive to assist each woman who comes through our doors; regain or maintain her self-esteem and good body image that was altered during and after…

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How to Support a Loved One with Breast Cancer

Finding out that someone you know and love has breast cancer can be earth-shattering news. No one can prepare you for this, but there is one important thing to remember; it’s not about you. It’s about caring for your loved one with breast cancer. No matter how well she takes the news, you can be…

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What Should Breast Cancer Patients Know About Lymphedema?

Lymph is a clear fluid containing infection fighting white blood cells. Lymph vessels carry the fluid throughout the body to lymph nodes which filter impurities in the lymph. When excess fluid collects under the surface of the skin in the arms, legs, chest, back or other areas of the body, can cause swelling (edema) known…

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Online Support Resources for Women with Breast Cancer

If you have recently received a diagnosis of breast cancer, the amount of questions and uncertainty you’re facing can be overwhelming. One of the first places you may go for information is online. Beyond medical definitions and treatment options, the online world can open up a supportive community and a host of valuable resources that…

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What to Expect After Your Mastectomy

You have just completed a very brave and terrifying task—you have successfully undergone a mastectomy surgery.   We cannot emphasize enough how much we admire your courage throughout your traumatizing ordeal, and your fearlessness is an inspiration to us and many. You probably have a million questions floating through your head about what you can…

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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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