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Topic: Bathing suits - no reconstruction, no prosthesis

Forum: Fitness and Getting Back in Shape — Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: May 14, 2019 07:28PM

its_real wrote:

Hi All - I chose not to have reconstruction and also am not interested in wearing a prosthesis - I am having trouble finding a 'flat' bathing suit - one without soft cups or a pocket for a prosthesis. Any suggestions?

its_real Dx 7/2018, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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May 14, 2019 09:55PM GrandmaV wrote:

Maybe a swim shirt.  I bought one in the men's department and some swim shorts as well.  I really like them.

Dx 9/1/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 10/11/2011 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 11/4/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/4/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/13/2012 Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole) Dx 9/1/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/29/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 11/22/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 15, 2019 08:43AM its_real wrote:

Thanks GrandmaV - I was thinking of a swim shirt. I swim quite a bit and wondered if the shirts work better if they fit closely to the body or are loose or is it pretty much a personal preference thing?



its_real Dx 7/2018, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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May 15, 2019 09:20AM ElaineTherese wrote:

Hi!

I wear a swim shirt when swimming to protect my radiated breast from the sun. I much prefer the closely-fitted swim shirts. The looser ones can interfere with your strokes and movement. Good luck!

DX IDC June 28, 2014, 5 cm., 1 node tested positive (fine needle biopsy); 0/20 after neoadjuvant chemo + ALND; Grade 3; ER+ PR+ HER2+ Neoadjuvant chemotherapy starting 7/23/14 ACX 4, Taxol X 12, Perjeta X 4; Herceptin: one year Chemotherapy 7/23/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 9/17/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/17/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 2/25/2015 Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 3/9/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 15, 2019 12:49PM GrandmaV wrote:

agreed closely fitted best

Dx 9/1/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 10/11/2011 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 11/4/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/4/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/13/2012 Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole) Dx 9/1/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/29/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 11/22/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 15, 2019 02:37PM xxyzed wrote:

I wear a chlorine resistant competitive swimmer type bather. I am not a competitive swimmer. These types of bathers tend to have no cups. I then wear a rash top over the bathers for sun protection.
Dx 5/17/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 5/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 6/9/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/20 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (DUAL) Chemotherapy 7/7/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/20/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 9/26/2017 Targeted Therapy Nerlynx Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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May 15, 2019 03:01PM its_real wrote:

Thanks xxyzed - I have tried those and while I am not a big person they seem to run small and the larger sizes do have soft cups . . . I appreciate the suggestions!


its_real Dx 7/2018, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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May 15, 2019 03:02PM its_real wrote:

Thank you ElaineThere and all for your suggestions.


its_real Dx 7/2018, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/21/2019 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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May 15, 2019 03:35PM xxyzed wrote:

I am a big size and buy the size up. The style I have found that suit me without cups are the high neck ones with a zip up front. I did have to try on 20 pairs of bathers to find a pair that looked good. Now that I’m onto a winner I just keep buying the same style

Dx 5/17/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 5/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 6/9/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/20 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (DUAL) Chemotherapy 7/7/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/20/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 9/26/2017 Targeted Therapy Nerlynx Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)

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