Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Non-Toxic Beauty Products For Cancer Patients

In 2001, Gina Maisano received some very shocking news --- doctors discovered a lump in her left breast. The news came as a surprise to the her because she was pretty health cautious. The 39 year old chef exercised regularly and she didn't eat meat, smoke or drink. She was treated with lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Then in 2007, she was diagnosed a second time in the right breast. She went through a year of chemo, radiation, and mastectomy with reconstruction. 

Maisano began experiencing severe side effects due to the various medical treatments. Unable to find anything to help, she began concocting things in her kitchen to help with the radiation burns. After doing extensive research she realized that there was a connection between beauty products and breast cancer. She created a list of over 2,000 harmful ingredients and met with a chemist to develop a line of toxic-free beauty products. 

Bétèrre Skin+Care was launched online in June 2013. The company offers non-toxic, cruelty-free products for the face, body, and hair. Each product is safe enough for the whole family to use and aims to keep you skin looking beautiful without putting harmful, cancer-causing ingredients on your body.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Top Selling Breast Cancer Products

Have you visited our website lately? We carry a wide variety of products that cater to women who have had a mastectomy or breast reconstructive surgery. Our products include, but are not limited to, breast forms, wigs, active wear, bras and much more. Here's a roundup of the top sellers our site.

Form more information please visit our website at If you're in the Chicagoland area, contact us today to schedule a fitting with one of our specialists.

Friday, July 29, 2016

BBC Journalist Documents Breast Cancer Journey

BBC news journalist Victoria Derbyshire began documenting her breast cancer journey in July 2015. Throughout her online journey viewers are taken behind-the-scenes to Victoria's mastectomy appointment at the doctor's office. She takes you with her as she receives weekly chemotherapy treatments. She also discusses feelings on losing her hair.

Breast cancer is very common in the United Kingdom, 1 out of 8 women are diagnosed with it. Everyone's experience is different. Take a look at Victoria's journey.

If you are currently going through treatment for breast cancer, please visit our shop for products to make your experience less stressful. We carry everything from mastectomy bras to athletic gear. Visit our website at Breast Care Products.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How Meditation Can Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

Battling breast cancer can be overwhelming for anyone physically and emotionally. Studies have shown that fitness and exercise have tremendous benefits for breast cancer. However, if you're physically unable to get out and exercise while going through treatment, meditation is a great alternative to release stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Meditation is a breathing technique that has been used for centuries to change the makeup of your brain to improve cognitive abilities. Essentially, it works on exercising the brain.

If you find yourself worried often or unable to sleep at night, meditation may be able to help you. Here are ten helpful benefits of meditation for people suffering from breast cancer.

1. Boasts natural wellness by reducing stress and anxiety

2. Improves your focus and ability to work under stress. Eliminates distractions.

3. Makes you stronger against pain, relieves pain faster than morphine.

4. Relaxes you and improves your mood.

5. Reduces blood pressure and inflammation

6. Deep breathing techniques can help improve circulation throughout the body

7. Helps maintain heart rate and breathing.

8. Calms hot flashes.

9. Decreases feelings of loneliness.

10. Helps you live longer.

The best thing about meditation is that you can practice it anytime. It can be as simple as pausing to take 10 deep breathes. You can also find great guided meditation apps for your phone.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Help Breast Cancer Survivors

We're back and we've missed you! Things have been a little hectic around the office over the past year, so busy that we've neglected our little blog. But we're happy to say that we're back and ready to into the swing of things.

First things first...we want to hear from you. Are you a breast cancer survivor or do you know someone who is? Each month we would like to feature survivor testimonies on our blog. We want to hear about your victories, struggles, and words of wisdom. For me details, please email us at

We're pleased to announce that we've partnered with organizations in the Chicago area--American Cancer Society (Chicago Chapter) and the Women's Auxiliary Guild of Chicago. Both organizations have supported our journey to help breast cancer survivors. They have referred women to our office who are in need of bra fittings and they have donated breast care bras to women who cannot afford them. We are extremely gracious for their efforts and continued support. If you have questions about how you can help, please contact our office or visit our website

Friday, December 12, 2014

Young Woman Diagnosed With Stage 4 Breast Cancer Choose Faith Over Fear

At age 34, Stephanie Seban was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She was at the height of her career and didn't think she needed a mammogram until she was in her 40's. 
A few months prior to her diagnosis, she noticed a lump in her right breast. She didn't think much of it until a month later when she noticed the lump was protruding from her breast. She immediately made an appointment to get a mammogram and later received the call that it was breast cancer. 

Stephanie shared her remarkable story of hope, What a Young Woman Fighting Stage 4 Breast Cancer Wants Your To Know: Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear on the Huffington Post. Here are four inspiring quotes from that article that represent how she relied on faith to get her through this difficult period in her life. 

1. Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. As difficult as it is to be positive in such trying times, you need to make a concentrated effort to keep your mind healthy. Poor emotional health can weaken the immune system which is the last thing one needs while already having cancer.
2. Find your faith and never let fear prevail over love.
3. My faith is bigger than my fear.
4. Try to see the joy in each day no matter what your circumstances may be, cancer or no cancer, we do not know what tomorrow holds. Each day is a precious gift from God.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Meditation Benefits Breast Cancer

Mediation is medicine for the mind and researchers are claiming that it soothes that body. According to a recent study, meditation produces telemeres, which are protein complexes located at the tip of chromosomes that are believed to prevent diseases. These hormones were more prevalent in breast cancer survivors who practiced meditation than those who didn't.

A group of eighty-eight cancer survivors participated in an eight weekly yoga and meditation sessions and twelve weekly support sessions. Each breast cancer survivor who finished treatment for at least three months had a series of tests that determined her telemore rates were higher after the study. Researches do not know the long-term effects of mediation on telemore levels, but different is a small victory towards beating breast cancer.

If you find yourself emotionally stressed out, consider incorporating yoga and meditation into your daily routine. Fifteen minutes a day can be the different between life or death.

{Source: Meditation benefits cancer survivor's bodies, study shows}