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What Is Mastectomy?

Mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. A mastectomy is usually carried out to treat breast cancer. In some cases, people believed to be at high risk of breast cancer have the operation as a preventive measure. A breast prosthesis or breast form is an artificial breast that is used after a woman's breast has been surgically altered or removed. Whether the loss of the breast is permanent or temporary, a breast form can be worn to simulate the natural breast and body shape. At THRIVE we provide this service. If you have any questions please give us a call.

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An ABC Certified Fitter-mastectomy is an allied health professional who is specifically educated and trained in the provision of breast prostheses and post-mastectomy services. This includes fitting, adjusting or modifying devices that reflect the level of education and training received.