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Kickstarter Success

07/14/2015 14:52:28 PM

Well, miracles DO happen. Thanks to our 79 backers and many supporters, the “Building a Better Breast Prosthesis” Kickstarter project is a GO! It was down to the wire but our friends came through on June 15th and we are … Continue r

We Need a Kickstarter Miracle!

06/14/2015 19:31:40 PM

Do You Believe in Miracles? We do. Our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to provide “A Better Breast Prosthesis” to deserving breast cancer survivors across North America and in Mexico is 80% funded. Thanks to all of our fantastic su ...

About the Women …

06/03/2015 12:00:27 PM

I’d like to tell you a little bit about the women we are trying to help with our Kickstarter campaign. Five of the women in Group 1 live in the United States and the other five women live in Canada. … Continue reading →

Crash Test Dummies join Bressanté Kickstarter team!

05/22/2015 16:05:25 PM

After attending a workshop led by Mitch Dorge, drummer for the Canadian band the Crash Test Dummies, Bressanté’s Wendy Smith asked for help to bring awareness to her Kickstarter campaign that launched May 13th. Dorge and the other band m ...

Bressanté joins forces with Kickstarter to Raise Funds

05/19/2015 15:36:05 PM

Bressanté is partnering with Kickstarter to perfect its long-distance breast prosthesis fitting process and provide prostheses and support for as many women as possible. Advances in the field of prosthetics have been well documented. Many of ...

Woman Redefined

03/25/2015 20:27:40 PM

We are excited and proud to support the Woman Redefined Project, an art exhibit featuring the photography of ML Kenneth. The series of photos captures the essence of a group of beautiful women that have been on a journey with breast … Co ...

Did You Know?

03/22/2015 10:42:42 AM

A new device for treating certain kinds of solid cancers such as pancreatic cancer and several types of breast cancer is being developed at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. A recent issue of Medical News Today described ...

Ash Kumar’s Henna Crowns

02/03/2015 11:31:45 AM

Check out this splendid video from henna artist Ash Kumar and and Toronto-based organization Henna Heals.

Esther’s Hat of the Day

01/29/2015 13:31:11 PM

When Esther Paradoski of Winnipeg was coping with breast cancer treatments and her subsequent hair loss, she came up with a unique project to both raise her spirits and raise awareness of the disease. For Esther’s Hat of the Day … Continue ...

Cancer de mama in Mexico

01/12/2015 01:32:24 AM

A group of compassionate and committed women (and men) in the village of La Peñita in Nayarit, Mexico are providing care and support for breast cancer survivors in the region, which has an extremely high incidence of breast cancer. Founded ...

Don’t Stress the Holidays

12/18/2014 10:38:39 AM

The last six weeks of the year are traditionally a stressful time. Most of us are juggling family, work, an amped up social calendar and the associated financial, emotional and physical costs. It’s probably time to take a big breath … C ...

Meaningful Quotes in WBOT

12/02/2014 20:15:56 PM

Bressanté founder/owner Wendy Smith is featured in a recent Manitoba issue of “Women Business Owners Today.”Check out her spread “Meaningful Quotes” on page 41 and 42. My favourite? “There is only one thing stronger than all the armies ...

Here Be Dragons

11/26/2014 15:16:35 PM

Dragon boat racing is a Chinese tradition involving a large canoe-like vessel (38 feet or longer), often decorated to resemble a dragon and typically propelled by a large crew with paddles. It is said to represent the struggle against nature ...

Here Be Dragons

11/23/2014 23:31:23 PM

Dragon boat racing is a Chinese tradition involving a large canoe-like vessel (38 feet or longer), often decorated to resemble a dragon and typically propelled by a large crew with paddles. It is said to represent the struggle against nature ...

23rd Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer

11/18/2014 08:14:57 AM

The Bressanté team was out in force at the recent Guardian Angels gala and fashion show in support of client, Lori Orchard. Lori was strutting her stuff on the catwalk in a fabulous scarlet gown donated by Le Chateau. The gala … Continue ...

Did You Know?

11/18/2014 08:12:22 AM

…that big can indeed be very beautiful? Melissa Aronson, better know as Emme, has been a pioneer in the modelling industry and an inspiration to women everywhere. As the original plus size super model, Emme changed attitudes about what can ...

Did You Know?

11/09/2014 20:50:01 PM

Breast cancer patients who receive the local anesthetic Lidocaine intravenously during and immediately following mastectomy surgery are far less likely to develop chronic pain as they recover. The findings were presented recently at the 2014 ...

“Your Girls” – Part 2

11/06/2014 17:41:11 PM

“Your Girls” – Part 2 In our hectic and fast paced world, it can be a challenge to make healthy choices. Even when we make all the right choices, sometimes life just sucks and we hear those awful words “you … Continue reading →

“Your Girls” – Part 1

10/29/2014 10:17:16 AM

Breasts, boobs, hooters, the girls; whatever you call them, finding a comfortable bra to support them can be a challenge. Wearing the right bra can dramatically change the way you look and the way you feel. Here are a few … Continue reading ...

Did You Know?

10/29/2014 10:13:21 AM

That American journalist and cancer patient Joan Lunden posed for the cover of People magazine recently to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month … without her wig. The veteran reporter, who is hosting a special #PinkPower series for NBC’s ...

Bressanté now available in BC!

10/12/2014 21:23:17 PM

Flat & Fabulous

10/12/2014 21:22:08 PM

A popular and growing organization is championing choice for post-operative breast cancer patients. While breast reconstruction is often seen as a logical next step to surgical treatment, members of Flat & Fabulous are promoting the idea that ...

Did You Know?

10/03/2014 21:17:53 PM

Canadian researchers recently announced that “the Angelina Effect” seems to have doubled the number of women undergoing genetic testing for certain kinds of breast cancer. Named for actor Angelina Jolie, who underwent a preventive double ...

Daily exercise for busy women

10/03/2014 12:16:06 PM

Everyone should be dedicated to maintaining health and wellness throughout their lives. But it can be challenging to fit complicated regimes or trips to the gym into busy schedules. Here are a few tips to help combine exercise with everyday ...

Using A Breast Prosthesis for Breast Asymmetry

07/29/2014 15:56:02 PM

Breast Asymmetry (having different size breasts) is not unusual for women and is often addressed with a padded bra or breast prosthesis. Sometimes this occurs naturally and may become more pronounced later in life. Slight differences in breast ...

What is Lymphedema?

06/25/2014 10:46:25 AM

Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph fluid in the tissue that causes swelling in the arms, legs, or other parts of the body such as trunk, breast, or neck. Lymphedema can be either primary or secondary. Primary lymphedema is a … Continue ...

Are Digital Mammograms better than Film Mammograms?

06/25/2014 10:02:32 AM

A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray picture of the breast. The procedure involves flattening and compressing the breast between two clear plates and sending X-rays through the tissue to obtain an image. There are two types of mammograms that are ...

What is a Lumpectomy?

06/23/2014 09:22:05 AM

What is a lumpectomy? It is a type of surgery used to confirm or rule out breast cancer and is actually the most common form of breast cancer surgery performed today. Here, you can learn more about this type of … Continue reading →

Choosing Post-Mastectomy Swim Prosthetics

06/11/2014 09:20:44 AM

Post-mastectomy swim prosthetics come in a variety of styles. You probably have more to choose from than you think. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. So, it’s great that manufacturers have designed products that allow breast cancer ...

What is a Mastectomy?

06/11/2014 08:59:33 AM

What is a mastectomy? A mastectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the breast, usually due to cancer, although sometimes as a means to prevent cancer. Different types of mastectomies may be performed based on the location, size or behavior ...

The Medical Stages of Breast Cancer

06/06/2014 09:59:58 AM

The stages of breast cancer are defined by the size of the tumor and whether or not the cancer has spread or “metastasized”. The stage is determined through testing done on the tumor and lymph nodes after they are removed or … Continue ...

Breast cancer survivors model monokinis AKA swimsuits for single-breasted women

05/26/2014 09:36:14 AM

“Monokini 2.0 is a social art project that re-examines popular culture’s narrow view of a woman’s ideal appearance” via beautiful photographs of gorgeous, brave breast cancer survivors modeling swimsuits tailored to their post-mastectomy ...

Choosing a swimsuit for your new post-mastectomy body

05/25/2014 11:08:01 AM

Can Men Get Breast Cancer?

05/14/2014 09:18:52 AM

Can men get breast cancer? Yes, they can because they have breast tissue. The duct cells inside of their breasts are less developed, so their risk of developing a malignant tumor is lower than a woman’s, but they are not … Continue reading ...

See Our Article in Women Business Owners Today Magazine

05/06/2014 13:44:36 PM

Breast Cancer Awareness: Performing a Self Exam

05/06/2014 10:41:30 AM

Breast Cancer Awareness Year-Round Breast cancer awareness month is October, but it is important for women to be aware of the symptoms, preventative measures and treatment options throughout the year. The best place to start is with the sel ...

We are now a part of the Manitoba Breast Prosthesis Program!

04/29/2014 10:18:18 AM

Bressanté is proud to now be a part of this program & to help women across Manitoba find a soft and lightweight breast prosthesis that will suit their needs and lifestyle. To be eligible a woman must have a valid … Continue reading →

The Pros and Cons of Breast Reconstructive Surgery

04/26/2014 08:30:12 AM

Two main types of breast reconstructive surgery are available today: breast implant and tissue flap The implant option is a simpler surgery with a shorter recovery time, but the implants may need to be replaced at some point. The tissue … ...

Former DWTS host Samantha Harris to undergo double mastectomy after breast cancer diagnosis

04/14/2014 13:47:08 PM

Samantha Harris has revealed that she has breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy later this month. The former Dancing With The Stars host, who is 40, told People that the diagnosis came about after she detected a lump … Continue ...

Breast cancer survivors issue warning to others

04/09/2014 09:56:00 AM

A B.C. woman has launched a petition to make the disclosure of breast density mandatory after she was diagnosed with stage three 3 cancer. Elizabeth Astbury, 46, says she began getting regular mammograms in 2010. “I got letters back saying ...