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By Pattie Cagney Sheehan
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What will this video do?

This video will provide critical information to the doctors, nurses and navigators who prepare survivorship plans for their patients upon completion of the patients' initial treatment.  It will explain the physical and emotional reasons why wearing post breast surgery products is important. And, it will share current information about mastectomy boutiques, certified fitters, breast prostheses, mastectomy bras and the many other wonderful products available to breast cancer survivors.

How will we spread the word? 

It is our plan to distribute this video directly to hundreds of doctors and nurses, as well as social workers, non-profit support groups and caregivers via thumb drive to help them help these survivors return to a normal life after breast surgery.  It will also be available for downloard through social media outlets. 

How will this video will make an impact?

Since becoming a Certified Mastectomy Fitter, I have learned that life after a breast cancer diagnosis is about more than surviving treatment. It is about living a full life after disfiguring surgery, chemotherapy, radiation.  But how do these women go on with their lives looking and feeling normal? 

This video will spread the message that there are mastectomy boutiques, like my business, Second Act, http://www.secondactchicago.com/,

here in Chicago and all across the US, dispensing products that make all the difference to these women.

Surviving breast cancer is about more than treatment.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  So if you have not yet been personally touched by breast cancer you will be. It could be your mother, sister, wife, cousin, best friend or, even you. 

The good news is that a diagnosis of breast cancer is not a death sentence.  Far from it.  In fact there are more than 200,000 breast cancer survivors in the US and, thankfully, that number is growing everyday.

That is why I need your help to spread the word.  Because without information from her "go to" resource, her healthcare provider who up to this point has provided all information "mastectomy", a breast cancer survivor doesn't know where to turn or even what questions to ask.  

This is your invitation to help us complete the Circle of Care for breast cancer patients and survivors.  Please join us today.

Risks and challenges

Surviving breast cancer is an extremely private matter that many women don't discuss even with family members and close friends. But is important that the healthcare providers we want to reach hear their stories and understand the important role post breast surgery prostheses, bras, swim suits, and more played in helping them return to a normal life; both physcially and emotionally.

Therefore it is important that we find women willing to publicly share their stories. Our goal is to have them speak candidly about this subject so viewers can feel the human connection. If, however, we are unable to convince actual survivors to appear on camera we will substitute testimonials and, if possible, individuals in shadow or in disguise.

Another challenge is showing how these products are fitted and worn. A before and after view is essential to understanding not only how they change the way these women look, but how they present themselves with renewed confidence. We anticipate using animation to show how a woman's chest wall looks after surgery and how a prosthesis is fitted to her personal shape.

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