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    The (re)Issue

    AnaOno is committed to being an impactful part of women's health, especially the breast cancer community. That's why we align and support one another who share in our vision. We align with a number of organizations who are help breast cancer patients to feel Never Alone.
    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.
    What doctor do I talk to about sex stuff? AnaOno and PennMedicine’s Basser Center for BRCA recently held a lively discussion about sex and intimacy at AnaOno's  Philadelphia headquarters. In-person guests plus a Facebook Live audience learned about these hot topics courtesy of a panel of experts, moderated by AnaOno Founder and CEO, Dana Donofree.

    We talked to a few women who are on the road to self-acceptance after breast cancer and are setting their sights on the ultimate goal: self-celebration and true self-love after their mastectomy surgery. Follow along to read their own reflections, personal struggles with negative body image, and the personal mantras that are helping them work beyond their doubts.

    Finding surgical bras after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, DIEP flap, reconstruction or other breast cancer surgery can be a difficult and exhausting endeavor. We're here to help make that process easier.  
    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 it isn’t always easy to find soft, comfortable post-mastectomy options that are made for you. Luckily, our super-soft styles are designed for breast surgeries, mastectomy and other breast treatments. We’re proud to help our community of breast cancer patients, survivors and thrivers fill their lingerie drawer after mastectomy with soft, comfy and beautiful options.

    One of the hardest things to find is a good sleep bra, especially following breast cancer surgery. Look no further than our collection at AnaOno. 

    We know that making the transition from bra-free nights to sleep bras isn't easy. That's why we created these bras to be so comfortable and lightweight that you'll enjoy wearing them all day and night. 

    With the start of another new month, comes a new theme: RECOVERY. Recovery is crucial for our bodies, minds and overall health. It’s the time to give your body a break so that you can heal faster. However, as many of us know, recovery isn't just for after surgery. It's a constant. Once you've been through it, you are always trying to heal, rest, find a new version of yourself, and try styles and solutions that help you along the way. Here’s some helpful recovery tips and suggestions to keep in mind for your recovery.

    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.

    There’s no denying that mastectomy tattoos can be both beautiful, inspiring and badass. For many people affected by breast cancer, it’s the last step in the mastectomy and breast reconstruction journey that symbolizes rebirth and empowers them to move into the next chapter of their lives. By adorning their bodies in a highly personal design, these individuals are taking back their power.

    At AnaOno we love sharing information with our community when the information can help with successful treatment, recovery and wellbeing. Artist, parent, philanthropist and BRCA1 previvor Samantha Paige follows up her popular guest post about her explant decision, with her Last Cut process, a six-step decision-making framework.