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Topic: Donate your old breast prosthesis?

Forum: BCO Free-Cycle: Give or Trade Items Related to Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Mar 15, 2018 07:02PM

iam1surgeon wrote:

I understand most of your insurance companies cover your breast prosthesis and even allow you to change it every two years? May i know if most of you are willing to donate your old breast forms (but still in mint condition)? I live in a third world country and most of the patients can't afford treatment more so buy the breast forms. I have seen patients put stacks of handkerchiefs or any material to bulk up the mastectomy defect and of course it wouldn't look nor feel natural. I just want to help them have a better sense of their image to boost up self confidence. I hope someone will help me figure out things for it to materialize.

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Mar 16, 2018 10:36AM mustlovepoodles wrote:

If there is anyone who knits, you could have them make knitted breast forms. There is a group call Knitted Knockers (not even kidding, LOL) on the internet that has instructions in English for making the breast forms. The materials for the knitted forms would be a heck of a lot cheaper than shipping prosthetics, which can weigh 2-3-lbs a piece.

Oncotype 23. Positive for PALB2 & Chek2 gene mutations. My breasts are trying to kill me! Dx 7/20/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/19/2015 Lumpectomy Surgery 9/2/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/3/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 10/18/2016 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery
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May 5, 2018 07:35AM Debdebdo wrote:

I had a few prosthesis that I used prior to my reconstruction and I would like to donate them.

Do you have any organization or person that can handle this

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May 5, 2018 10:43PM Moderators wrote:

Debrabarnett, welcome to Breastcancer.org! You may want to take a look at these threads too:

Topic: Prosthesis...wanting to donate to someone in need.

Topic: Any place to donate prosthetic and bras?

Thank you for your kind offer!

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Jul 12, 2018 04:38AM h2osandy wrote:

My mom has one she is trying to donate. Where would we send it?

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Jul 12, 2018 07:16AM Moderators wrote:

h2osandy, check out those two threads above. One of the threads mentions www.donateprosthetics.com, for example.

Good luck!

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