• breast prothsiesis

    Asked by joyuss59 on Saturday, February 11, 2017

    breast prothsiesis

    I had a bilateral mastectomy and I get a left and right prosthesis every 2 years and 2 Bras every 6 months ! Just got my new ones and there a little larger from me gaining weight ! So I don't know what to do with the 4 old ones ?? is there some place you can donate them too ?

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • joyuss59's Avatar
      joyuss59

      seems like such a waste to throw them away

      almost 4 years ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      If there is a support group near you, maybe you could ask them if they know of anywhere in your area that you could do this. It does seem a shame to not be able to pass them on to someone else. Also, someone at your treatment center might have some suggestions. It is so kind of you to think of doing this. Good luck. Take care.

      almost 4 years ago
    • junie1's Avatar
      junie1

      contact the American Cancer Society, They will be glad to take items for women who do not have insurance or the ability to pay for things.
      When I went to the bra store, the lady measured me,, and I got 6 new bras, 2 prosthesis,, and every 6 months I get 6 new bras! I did no pay anything for them, my insurance paid for the entire cost! every 2 years I get 2 new prosthesis,, if any changes accure ,, I can call them,, and they can re=fit me. Also,, the bras were very nice,, pretty, colors, not at all what I thought they'd be.
      Check with your insurance company,, they was the ones that told me of a couple places in my area to go.
      The store I went to was great,, the 2 ladies that work there are fabulous,, very helpful,
      .lots of other items for women who need that extra help, or needs.. they had bathing suits, pj's, blouses, scarfs, hats,
      Good Luck to you.

      almost 4 years ago
    • itsjustme736's Avatar
      itsjustme736

      You can donate to a foundation that helps uninsured cancer patients that give away wigs and prosthesis. You can also sell on ebay

      almost 4 years ago
    • DorothyV's Avatar
      DorothyV

      I recently lost 15 pounds, on purpose and I'm glad I kept my old bras and prosthesis. I was able to use them until I lose some more weight and will go for another fitting. I only had a mastectomy on the right breast, so it stays the same while my other breast changes size with my weight gain or loss. I would contact your local cancer society for places to donate.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Jesse0218's Avatar
      Jesse0218

      You might be able to get bra extenders like you can for regular bras. I've done that in the past. Just Google them. When I got them, they were very inexpensive.

      almost 4 years ago
    • mrsstevie's Avatar
      mrsstevie

      I wanted to donate some things and the American Cancer would not take them. The shop where I get my bras, etc. has what they call a hope chest and I have given it many items. Check with the shop where you went.

      almost 4 years ago
    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      How about the place you get your bras and forms from? At my place they would take the forms and they have a place in Mexico that they send them to. The bras they did not take because they get stretched out. You might try Goodwill for those.

      almost 4 years ago
    • joyuss59's Avatar
      joyuss59

      Thank you everyone for your input !

      almost 4 years ago

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