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    The (re)Issue

    When it comes to finding a comfortable bra, especially post-surgery or after a mastectomy, we are all about softness. But finding a super-soft bra feels next to impossible with all the scratchy lace and stiff padding out there in the lingerie department. But what makes one post-mastectomy bra style soft versus other wire free bra styles that are ridiculously, outrageously,and HEAVENLYsoft?

    Train like an angel? Nah. Train like a previvor. If you've tested positive for a genetic mutation (like the BRCA gene), and have decided to take the brave step of getting a preventative double mastectomy, we see you girl! That was NOT an easy choice, but you are taking life by the reins and becoming your own superhero. As far as we're concerned, you're badass AF. 
    When preparing for your lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, the bra you need will be radically different than the ones you have spent your entire life getting used to. We know how daunting and frustrating it can feel bra shopping before your surgery when you are already dealing with a host of other stressful pre-surgical decisions. Read on for the key bras you will need as you heal from your lumpectomy and continue into your treatment.
    Figuring out what kind of bra you should invest your hard earned money in after your mastectomy can sometimes feel like the huge obstacle in feeling like yourself again. If you're frustrated or confused about what you should be looking for in a post-mastectomy recovery bra, we can help you! Follow along for the key identifiers to look for while shopping for the perfect post-mastectomy bralette. 
    Here at AnaOno, we have the perfect bras for every single stage of treatment and recovery you go through, and the radiation phase is no exception. Get to know a few of our favorite ultra-soft, luxurious styles designed specifically for you and your needs in mind.

    We know how scary and overwhelming the preparation for your breast cancer surgery is, and we are always here to help you, and to give you a few tips we have picked up along the way. Read along for support and advice from the open-hearted, generous members of the AnaOno Community, and from breast cancer previvors, survivors and thrivers who’ve been through it too.

    Learn all about the best ways to keep your mastectomy bras in excellent shape with tips for washing and drying AnaOno post-surgery bras correctly.

     

    In 1998, a federal law went into place that provides protections to patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy. Even though the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) has been around for nearly 20 years, we are contacted far too often by women wishing they had the choice to reconstruct, or knew that they even had the option following their mastectomy. We always advocate that breast reconstruction is a personal choice. It's your body, and it's your decision, but we all deserve to know more about our options. 

     

    Does anyone want to talk about foobs?

    Sure, everyone wants to talk a lot about boobs. When am I going to get them? How big are they going to be? Some want bigger, some smaller, some have Instagram accounts full of selfies in body-con dresses with puckered lips and padded bras because hers are just right.