A breast prosthesis is an external breast form that fits in a bra cup to replace the natural breast. A prosthesis is moulded to form the natural shape of the breast, or part of the breast. After surgery of breast cancer women might feel a sense of loss to their body image and feel self-conscious about their appearance in front of the others. A breast prosthesis makes a great improvement in her body image.
BCFE offers a breast prosthesis and bra to women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer. Two kinds of prosthesis are provided:
1- A fabric prosthesis which is light, practical, long-lasting and locally-made
2- A silicon prosthesis.
A well-fitted bra is a requirement for all prosthesis. The bras offered have good support and are also locally-made.
According to a recent BCFE survey on satisfaction of prosthesis, 81% of women said they felt a great improvement in psychological wellbeing since they are wearing their prosthesis, and many women had began to go back to work and socialize outdoors again.
Subsidized prosthesis and bras are offered through our means test process.
Contact BCFE for more information