Women Owned Special – Breast Cancer Awareness


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%. Create your early detection plan

These two Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) founders and survivors have created companies dedicated to the dignity and comfort of those recovering from breast cancer surgeries. Heal in Comfort and Medebra offer surgical recovery garments for both men and women for under $100.


Heal in Comfort

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Heal in Comfort offers patented breast cancer mastectomy recovery shirts that are soft, easy to get on and off, and have internal pockets to conceal surgical drains.

One customer review notes, “Another surgery this Monday, thank goodness I have this incredibly comfortable shirt I bought to recover in. If you know anyone going through breast cancer surgery the recovery shirt is a must have.”

Inventor of Heal in Comfort, Cherie Mathews’ goal is to have every breast cancer patient leave the hospital with a Heal in Comfort shirt to make the coming weeks of post-op easier and more comfortable.

Find out more here.


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Medebra offers patented post-surgical recovery bras/vests for breast cancer and other patients. The bra for women, and vest for men, offers maximum support, pouches for drains, soft fabric, and adjustable Velcro straps for comfort and easy of wearing.

One breast cancer surgeon says, “My patients have really enjoyed the bras, stating they are comfortable and functional, and they often ask for extras! I myself like the way they fasten with Velcro over the shoulder, so that we don’t have to maneuver the arms of half-asleep patients or table through an arm hole.”

Founder of Medebra, Kim Haley’s mission is to reach far and wide to bring comfort and dignity to both men and women.

Find out more here.


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Posted on October 11, 2017 and filed under Women Owned.