A new shop in Rockford catering to those dealing with breast cancer opened Tuesday.
Positive Reflections offers a relaxed setting where breast cancer patients can feel comfortable selecting intimate health care products. The store sells masectomy bras, breast prosthesis for masectomy and lumpectomy patients. In addition, there are a selection of hats, head wraps and mini-hairpieces for sale.
Positive Reflections is located in the Rockford medical building on Rockton Avenue. For more information you can call 971-7115.
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Clothing Ideas for Women with Breast Cancer
Following breast surgery or radiation therapy, clothing comfort is a primary concern.
Your body and skin will feel tender and you may want to go “braless” at first. Soft camisoles or knit tops may provide both comfort and modesty during this time, while an easy-fit front-opening blouse, sweatshirt, or soft sweater may be easiest to get on and off.
If your treatment involves chemotherapy, you will probably lose your hair. Some women prefer to go “bald” as a mark of courage. Others express their creativity through design or adoption of interesting hats, scarves and head coverings. Others prefer wigs that match their previous hairstyle or try a new one for a change.
In all likelihood, you can wear most of your previous wardrobe after breast surgery. Some points to keep in mind as you select new clothes or wear the ones you had before the surgery are: