Cancer treatments can cause major changes in the way you look, for example surgery that removes part or all of your breast or chemo that makes your hair fall out. Treatment can also change how you feel about your body (your body image). For some people, this is a very tough time and these changes can be hard to get used to. The companies listed here have products that can help you get back a sense of yourself and help you feel better by looking better. Sometimes you can do this by wearing an attractive turban or finding a comfortable breast form that looks natural and feels secure.
If you’ve had all or part of a breast removed, when your doctor says you’re ready, you should be fitted with a breast form or prosthesis (pros-thee-sis). Breast prostheses are breast forms that are put inside a bra to make your breasts look natural and balanced. They can be used in regular bras or mastectomy bras.
Mastectomy bras have pockets inside that help keep the breast form in place and have a comfortable backing behind the form. You should wear whatever bra you find most comfortable. Keep in mind that the best isn’t always the most expensive.
For more information about specific products, contact your local American Cancer Society office, our National Cancer Information Center at 1-800-227-2345, or the company that sells the product.
From your American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society publication tlc (Tender Loving Care) offers products for women coping with breast cancer or any cancer treatment that causes hair loss, as well as advice on how to use these products. Products include wigs, hairpieces, hats, turbans, breast forms, mastectomy bras, and swimwear. The tlc mission is to make these hard-to-find products affordable and available from the privacy of your own home. To order products or catalogs:
Visit tlc online at: www.tlcdirect.org
Call 1-800-850-9445 to have a free catalog(s) sent to you
You can order a catalog by mail by writing to:
PO Box 395
Louisiana, MO 63353-0395
Other companies that sell products related to cancer treatment
Here’s a list of some of the breast prostheses and accessory makers and suppliers in the United States. Other accessory items include wigs, turbans, hats, scarves, headliners, swimwear, bras, and sleepwear.
You can order breast prostheses directly from retailers. Manufacturers should be able to direct you to retailers in your area that offer breast prostheses. You can contact all of these companies directly.
11104 West Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone number: 210-946-6000
This company sells breast prostheses, bras, swimwear, sleepwear, lingerie, wigs, and other cancer recovery products to men and women.
Make Me Heal
20750 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 220
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Toll-free number: 1-866-363-4325
This company sells breast prostheses, bras, swimwear, sleepwear, and other general health and skin care products.
Department stores can be found throughout the US. See the website below for local store contact information.
Toll-free number: 1-888-282-6060
This company sells breast prostheses, bras, and accessories; fittings are available through specially trained lingerie department staff.
Susan’s Special Needs
24052 Woodward Avenue
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
Toll-free number: 1-800-497-7005
This company sells breast prostheses, wigs, hats, turbans, swimwear, accessories, eyebrow kits, and other products.
Women’s Health Boutique
605 North 6th Street
Longview, TX 75601
8499 Greenville Avenue, Suite 99
Dallas, TX 75231
1322 North Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203
3115 West Parker Road, Suite 270
Plano, TX 75023
Toll-free number: 1-800-525-2420
This company sells breast prostheses, bras, and swimwear.
Bosom Buddy Breast Forms
B&B Company, Department WWW1
PO Box 5731
Boise, ID 83705
Toll-free number: 1-800-262-2789
This company sells a variety of breast prostheses by direct mail.
Contour Med, Inc.
2217 Cottondale Lane
Little Rock, AR 72202
Toll-free number: 1-855-691-7896
This company sells breast prostheses, custom and non-custom. Contact them to find out how to get their products where you live.
Softee by Ladies First, Inc.
27501 SW 95th Avenue, Suite 930
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Toll-free number: 1-800-497-8285
This company sells breast prostheses, bras, and accessories. Contact them for ordering or to find a retailer near you.
Wigs and hair loss accessories
This is a list of retailers that you can order wigs and hair loss accessories from directly.
Chemo Savvy, LLC
PO Box 175
Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
Toll-free number: 1-888-599-3560
This company sells wigs, hats, scarves, turbans, and accessories for women and children through online or catalog orders.
4202 Creek Bend Court
Corinth, TX 76208
Toll-free number: 1-888-603-1206
This online store sells hats, bandanas, and accessories for women, men, and children.
214 S. Iowa Avenue
League City, TX 77573
Toll-free number: 1-800-264-4287 (1-800-264-HATS)
This online company sells wigs, turbans, hats, and accessories for women, men, and children.
Look of Love International
Showroom: Hair in a Pinch
1913 Route 27 South
Edison, NJ 08817
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7627
The online store and showroom sell wigs, hairpieces, hair extensions, and accessories.
6474-A Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463
Toll-free number: 1-888-471-2659
This retailer sells wigs and hair accessories through their store and online.
Last Revised: 05/19/2015