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    The (re)Issue

    We can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are to be able to present this to you all. It’s about time the world saw some swimsuits designed with breast cancer patients in mind, that are actually cute and work for a range of different ages, not just your granny’s. You already know that some of the ones out there right now are kinda meh. And we just couldn’t leave it like that anymore! We’re not going to settle with our bras, we’re not going to settle with our swimsuits, we’re not going to settle. Period. That’s it.

    Because despite the good news of being "finished" with cancer, and despite being given permission to press play on my life, the mark of breast cancer was still very much with me. Though I may have escaped its grip, my body was forever altered.

     

    As Women's History Month comes to a close, it only seems appropriate to wrap up the month with a few of the women who impacted breast cancer history; the ones who inspired breast cancer patients in some way or another. These ladies made us look at our health and our bodies a little differently.

     

    We often get asked about AnaOno bras and insurance coverage, and while insurance guidelines prohibit us from taking insurance online, you may be able to get reimbursement on your purchases.

    We wanted to provide a brief step-by-step guideline that will help you if reimbursement is an option for you. 

    For our sisters just starting their "journey," and those who have been on it for what feels like forever, this interview is everything. It hits every high, and every low of breast cancer, and I hope you all enjoy it.
    Reflection has both positive and negative results. 2017 was a year full of highs and lows, ups and downs, changes and development. As I reflect back on the year, I know there have been many tears, and loads of heartache, but there have also been some of the most memorable times of my life! For all of this, in the end, I am happy to reflect on the past year, but I am more excited and focused on the year ahead. 
    Following a breast cancer diagnosis or learning of a BRCA gene mutation, women are faced with a number of surgical treatment options depending on the type, stage and grade of the cancer or how aggressive they want to be in reducing their risk of a breast cancer diagnosis. Surgical options may include lumpectomies, single or bilateral mastectomies, all of which may be done with or without reconstruction. Deciding what option is best is complicated, and when the question of what to do about the nips is tossed in the mix, it can be overwhelming.

     

    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. 

     

    Our goal is always to make you feel sexy, confident, and comfortable. For some of us, sex isn’t what it was before cancer. We can help you look  your best, but if you need more than lingerie, that’s when we get help from our friends/experts who understand.
    50 years ago, today. “A protest would feature a “freedom trash can” into which women could throw away all the physical manifestations of women’s oppression, such as “bras, girdles, curlers, false eyelashes, wigs...

    After surviving breast cancer, Dana Donofree used her experience to launch a bra company for others like her, who want to feel sexy and feminine again.

    We thought we would introduce you to the women on our website and the individuals who walked at NYFW. Besides getting to know some of the amazing people who make up not only the AnaOno community, but the breast cancer community, too, our hope is to share wisdom and experiences of life both during and after cancer treatment, as well as those whose lives will forever include treatment for breast cancer.