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    The (re)Issue

    These gift ideas for cancer patients will help ease them in their recovery and show that you’ve taken the time to understand what they’re going through and how you can support them in a meaningful way, because trust us, no patient needs another pink ribbon bracelet. Read on to check out our favorite gifts. 
    Living with a breast cancer diagnosis is difficult. Finding the right words to describe what you’re going through and making sense of it all can be overwhelming and confusing. Whenever we’re not sure where to turn, we turn to music. Listening to music has the power to inspire us and bring us joy and hope during times we may feel hopeless. Whether you have breast cancer, have a family member with cancer, or are a caregiver, turn up the volume and get ready to find your breast fight song with the ten best songs about fighting cancer.
    Each person’s breast cancer story is different, which is why we aim to share the stories of those we meet. This is a great way to spread awareness and show that there is hope. Whether you’ve been diagnosed or are caring for someone who was, these breast cancer quotes will inspire and motivate you to spread positivity. 
    What to do after a stage 2 breast cancer diagnosis. Meet AnaOno agent, Bianca Muñiz aka @biancamunizofficial. Bianca is a cancer advocate and super talented musician who loves captivating the unspoken through music. She modeled in our 2019 Sport Launch shoot and has been an AnaOno supporter from the beginning!
    Saggy breasts, or  ptosis (a sagging or prolapse of an organ or part), are the change in breast appearance that many people experience particularly when they age. The nipples tend to turn downward and the breasts can lose volume. 

    The end of chemotherapy treatments marks a respite from the exhausting physical, mental and emotional journey of cancer. It’s a time to celebrate and it’s also a time to recover. Your post-chemo body can be unrecognizable. Now there is a new task of learning how to take care of this new body. Transitioning your body back to all facets of normal life can be challenging, especially when it comes to intimacy.

    Meet AnaOno agent, Amber Cloke. Amber is an active mom of two who modeled in our Sport launch in 2019. She works full-time in higher education and has spent the past 7 years helping students work through their struggles, navigate their college experience, and overcome obstacles that push them toward their own success – whatever that may be. She also owns a health and fitness coaching business where she teaches others how to create a healthy lifestyle that works for them.
    Are you stuck at home recovering from surgery or an illness? Do you need quick, easy workouts you can do without having access to a gym? This guide has you covered with light at-home exercises. For those who are recovering from breast surgeries or cancer treatments, it’s important to prioritize your health without putting extra strain on your body. These low-impact exercises you can do at home offer the perfect balance of fitness and movement for your recovery. Before beginning any exercise regimen, talk to your doctor.
    Many doctors recommend sports bras post-surgery because sports bras have no underwire and have soft cups, not molded ones. However, most sports bras are less than ideal after surgery. They are designed to compress natural breast tissue and to restrict breast movement during exercise. Implants and prosthetics can't be comfortably compressed in the same way as natural breast tissue. Constriction can be painful post-surgery. Another tricky thing about most sports bras is that they are hard to put on and take off. After surgery, most patients have a limited range of motion. One more barrier for those looking for sports bras to wear after surgery is that ordinary sports bras are designed for those with two natural breasts. 
    We know how transformative exercise can be for your mind, body and emotions, and we also know how important staying active is to our AnaOno Community. That’s why we designed #AnaOnoActive: a range of sports bras designed to get your body moving. We designed these sports bras with your exact post-surgical comfort needs in mind. With ultra-soft breathable materials and a fit made to support your reconstructed foobs, these bras will help you feel like the badass you are while you build your body back up.

    For most people getting dressed for a workout is the first step to getting your body moving. Getting ready prepares your mind, and gets you in the zone and ready to take on your goals. “I feel like getting dressed is half the battle and once you are dressed, you feel good. But if you don’t even feel good in getting dressed, you’re not going to feel good in doing a workout,” says Paige. That is the exact reason why we created The Paige Sports Bra. 

    Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get active. To ensure that you are properly supported and comfortable, it’s imperative that you have the right sports bra.