July 14, 2012 2:41 PM Subscribe
I accompanied my mom today as she went shopping for bras to wear as she goes thru radiation treatment....do they HAVE to be completely 100percent cotton? Any mefites out there had followup radiation after breast cancer surgery and have suggestions?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies to health & fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The good news is they got all the cancer out after a lumpectomy and the lymph node is clear. Now all she has to do is do a five week course of radiation to prevent any further unpleasantness.
She had been told to get 100 percent cotton with no metal. Whether they told her sports bra or she assumed that I don't know but that is what we looked for. All we found was 95 percent with a bit of synthetic. She went ahead and purchased some....is she overthinking these pink ribbon beans or is there actually some magical underpinning out there that meets the criteria better? Also, any additional tips or tricks for making these next five weeks as troublefree as possible is much appreciated.