A breast cancer diagnosis and a grueling treatment regime often leaves behind difficult physical and emotional challenges, which makes life after treatment extremely hard to deal with, and this is especially true if you have had a mastectomy.
Hair loss, weight gain, feeling abandoned, low and angry are all things that you can experience after breast cancer which can really damage your self-esteem and body image. If you’ve had a mastectomy, you may be left feeling traumatised and overwhelmed by the changes to your body post-surgery. It is also common to worry about relationships and intimacy, going out, feeling less feminine and having to think much more about what to wear.
Whilst these problems may feel traumatic or even unfixable, there are ways to get support. Speaking about how you feel with close friends, family or a doctor can be helpful in coming to terms with what you are going through. Our free personalised programme of support at Breast Cancer Haven is also available for you whenever you may need it. We offer numerous therapies which can help to alleviate physical and emotional stress and challenges.
Issues with body confidence and self-esteem are common amongst Breast Cancer Haven visitors, and it’s for this reason that we feel our partnership with Nicola Jane Mastectomy Fashion is such a natural fit. Just like Breast Cancer Haven, Nicola Jane are dedicated to empowering women and restoring their confidence after breast cancer treatment. Their post-surgery lingerie and swimwear is suitable for use after all types of breast cancer surgery and feature pockets to hold a prosthesis and higher underarms and necklines to discreetly disguise any scarring after surgery.
Nicola Jane also offer fittings and have stores in London, Leeds and Chichester.