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A Bra Expert on the 4 Best Bras for Breast Cancer Survivors

By Jené Luciani Sena, author of The Bra Book
October 28, 2022

“No one tells you when you have a mastectomy that your bra size will change,” says Constance Bramer, 52, the author of How Connie Got Her Rack Back, a book about her experience with breast cancer.

After her surgery at age 39, Constance struggled to find a bra. “I found myself thinking, ‘Doesn’t anyone make a 34C minus?’ [I was] no longer a full C cup, yet still a C,” she says. While she found humor in the situation, breast cancer survivors do find the struggle to find good bras very real, especially after a mastectomy or lumpectomy, which can completely change the body.

Lisa Lurie was diagnosed at 47 with invasive ductal breast cancer. “In a matter of two weeks, I underwent a double mastectomy without reconstruction,” she says.