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Preparing for Breast Surgery

Preparing for Breast Surgery

If you would like additional information on how to best prepare for your breast surgery, or to speak with a counselor, please feel free to call Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPSS) any time at (727) 462-2125. Having sound information and knowing what to expect can help give you some peace of mind.

For Patients Having Breast Surgery

If you are scheduled to have a mastectomy or lumpectomy (partial mastectomy), you can receive a recovery camisole from "A Place for Her," supplied by a grant from Cancer Patient Support Services (CaPSS).  The camisole is soft cotton and has a fiberfill, unweighted prosthesis for use as an easy-to-wear post-surgery garment.  It also has two detachable drainage pouches.  It is used during those first weeks after surgery, before you are ready for the weighted prosthesis.  Most insurance companies cover the recovery camisole, but one will be provided free of charge for ladies who do not have insurance coverage.

To receive a camisole, you can visit "A Place for Her" at 1245 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Clearwater, or call (727) 447-1146. For a referral to one of our surgeons, please visit our online physician finder or call the BayCare Customer Service Center at (727) 462-7500.