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Topic: Undergarments and clothing ..?

Forum: Living Without Reconstruction After a Mastectomy — Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2020 10:44AM

wallycat wrote:

I'm still in flux about what to wear...my "regular" clothes fit fine, albeit not as ideal as with my D cups, but doable.

My question I guess is the undergarments stuff, if any. I used to live in a bra, and throw on anything I wanted over it...never gave it a thought.

Now I wear cotton Tees as my "bra" and throw my clothes over it....I'm rethinking it...should I get some camisoles or sleeveless or just skip it altogether and wear

my "regular" clothes over my bare chest? What are you gals doing if you've opted to go flat.


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jul 2, 2020 05:27PM JavaJana wrote:

I go bare unless the top is kind of low cut or vnecked, and I occasionally wear my compression vest if I feel kind of swollen. It's too hot where I live for extra layers lol

Xgeva 9/2/2020. History: 2 Borderline Serous Ovarian Carcinoma TAH/BSO, 0/15 nodes - 2/18/20. Benign Papilloma/ADH Left breast, excisional biopsy 10/11/2016 Dx 10/1/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 10/23/2019, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 0/1 nodes Surgery 11/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 3/25/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 0/2 nodes Chemotherapy 4/8/2020 Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 4/8/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 4/8/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 8/13/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 9, 2020 08:30PM Aussie-Cat wrote:

wallycat, I wore crop tops under my clothes at first but eventually I have ended up wearing nothing under a top (unless it's cold enough to wear a singlet). I suggest trying your different options and seeing what you feel most comfortable with, depending on the weather. It's very nice not to have to wear anything under a top when it's hot.

Diagnosed with nerve pain (post mastectomy pain syndrome) July 2018. Twin sister died of breast cancer May 2019. Surgery 6/19/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jul 9, 2020 08:41PM OnTarget wrote:

I have one implant plus one side flat because of infection, so not identical, but I just wear T shirts and nothing under.

You can see some lumpiness on my flat side, but I don't sweat it.


Diagnosed at 42, Oncotype score 16, ITC in one node- considered node negative. Lost right implant to infection March 2020. Waiting to start reconstruction all over again. Dx 4/8/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/23/2019, ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/13/2019 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 8/5/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/6/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant

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