Breast cancer is a devastating disease. Each year, more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 40,000 will die from it. It can take a toll on women physically, emotionally, and financially.
Since Angelina Jolie famously came forward about her own decision to have a preventative double mastectomy after tests showed she had a “faulty” BRCA gene, more women have opted for the same treatment. Women with an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can have up to an 80% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Oftentimes when women decide to undergo preventative treatment with a mastectomy, or part of their treatment plan includes removing one or both breasts, it can leave the woman feeling insecure. However, a Champaign shop has women who can help.
Confidentially Yours can assist women with undergarments that fit a breast prosthesis, activewear for recovering patients, and loungewear made from especially soft materials so they don’t irritate scars. Not only does it help women feel better physically, it helps them financially. Unfortunately, a diagnosis of breast cancer can also mean a huge financial hit. Women who are underinsured can end up not only facing treatment, but a pile of mounting debt. Confidentially Yours is also working to raise money to make sure the women can focus on their survival instead.
To hear more about how Confidentially Yours is making a difference, and how you can help, see the interview here.