In June, I wrote a post called Shopping for New Boobs which talks about a great FREE resource that The Cancer Support Community created to help educate woman on breast reconstruction. You see, The Cancer Support Community surveyed 762 breast cancer survivors and found out that 43% of these women did NOT receive any information about reconstruction PRIOR to their mastectomy. Here’s the problem with that…. if you decide to reconstruct one or both boobs, the method you choose to reconstruct absolutely affects how the mastectomy should be done. (To download your free copy of Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Breast Reconstruction, click HERE.)
Now what happens if you want new boobs after having cancer but don’t have insurance and you can’t afford to pay for reconstruction?????
Check out this amazing organization… My Hope Chest… they provide FREE breast reconstruction to uninsured woman who have lost one or both breasts to cancer. To qualify, patients must be 69 years of age or under; be free of medical complications that would preclude safe reconstructive surgery; be able to demonstrate financial need; and be a legal resident or citizen of the US. For more information, on eligibility reqs, click HERE.
BTW, I saw this on my very good friend’s FB and this is what she has to say about breast cancer… I LOVE it and want to share it with you….
The normal boobs ( . )( . ), the silicone boobs ( + )( + ), the perfect boobs (o)(o). Some boobs are cold (^)(^), and some boobs belong to grandmothers \./\./ And let’s not forget the very large boobs (o Y o), and very small boobs (.)(.), and lastly the asymmetrical boobs (•)(.). We love them all. Post this message on your wall and say ┌П┐(◉_◉)┌П┐ to breast cancer.