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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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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