Linda's Blog

  • Let’s help make Breast Prostheses together!!

    When I was first diagnosed, the prognosis changed my life for it exposed me to the privilege of ignorance. Ignorance about the importance of breast cancer awareness. Ignorance of the effect breast cancer has on women. Learning that I may have to undergo a mastectomy made me realize how much I identified my feminity, my dignity, my worth as a woman with my body.  When women undergo a mastectomy (removal of entire breast) for treatment of Breast Cancer, some opt to have reconstructive surgery (if they can afford it), and others rely on artificial breast prostheses which is normally worn over ones’ own chest to enhance the overall size of the breast and to create a fuller appearance. It can be worn with a regular bra or a post-mastectomy bra. They could be made of silicon or a simple knitted alternative that is low cost and easier to maintain. Luckily I did not have to undergo a mastectomy, but in my interaction with women who had the procedure done to save their lives I realised that not only is breast reconstruction an option a majority of women in Uganda cannot afford, there is also no known local provider in the country to make and provide breast...
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