Breast Briefs

Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips

By JEAN CRISS

crazysexytipsAre you going crazy in search of that solution or that simple piece of advice after having breast cancer? Well I might just have some helpful tips of interest to you.  A list of Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips especially devised for breast cancer survivors or family members to help make life a little easier and comforting.  As a breast cancer survivor of nine years now since 2007, I was in search of inspiration and all sorts of crazy sexy wellness solutions and found some ideas from New York Times best-selling author, wellness activist and friend, Kris Carr. … Read More


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By JEAN CRISS

Breast Briefs on Lingerie BriefsHave you ever been worried or concerned about how to continue to be stylish or fashionable before undergoing breast surgery for cancer?  Yes, there are numerous Bras, Sports Bras, Bandeaus, Camisoles and like Lingerie on the market today but I find that each Survivor has a unique situation with a unique needs and fitting requirements.

To preview a list of merchandising options that may be right for you today I’d like to highlight a known brand in the world of cancer.  Better known to many as #CUREDIVA. … Read More


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Smart Research for Breast Cancer on Lingerie Briefs

I recently attended one of my favorite annual conferences with New York’s #Top Docs on May 3, 2016.  The Breast Cancer Management Conference – Comprehensive Breast Center Program Update sponsored by New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center | Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.  This year’s program update provided the latest in medical research and state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnosis and management, highlighting key advances with a personalized approach to screening, prevention, treatment and survivorship led by Sheldon Marc Feldman, MD, FACS & Dawn L.… Read More


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There once were three beautiful fairy tale gals namely Cinderella, Dorothy and Alice…and now, in the world of Intimate Apparel, there’s Terry Levine and Clair Keizer, owners of Clair De Lune Lingerie in Kansas City! These iconic storybook figures and their journeys to self-awareness and self-esteem have made an impact on the lives of countless little girls! 

Dorothy, with Toto by her side, was in pursuit of the magical red slippers.  She followed the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City in search of the Wizard of Oz hoping to find her way back home to “normalcy”. … Read More


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By JEAN CRISS

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Many of my sister survivors have had similar experiences to mine as a breast cancer survivor.  Basically, we have not been thrilled with our post-op experience leaving the OR room in the ugly, utilitarian, uncomfortable bras that we are given to wear.  I know that I am not alone being a ‘newbie’ designer launching in the Intimate Apparel grand marketplace.  Over the past several months, I’ve recently met a few Mastectomy Mates from all around the U.S. and down under.

What is notably the same is our passion to design a product that offers comfort, style and selections for survivors, no matter what phase of post-op you may need. … Read More


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I met a remarkable woman who founded a bra recycling company.  Actually years ago she founded the original shoulder pads we’ve known to love and wear over the years that have come back in style and worn by super models in undergarments for a shoulder boost, breast boost or for comfort.

Her name is Kathleen Kirkwood and she is the Queen of the ‘Pints of Pads’ which are now in archives and sold in limited edition.  05875a1e150c137475b12282525ae3a1Kathleen has been an innovator of women’s wardrobes since 1983! … Read More


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By JEAN CRISS

A personal and intimate interview with Author Cathi Locati and CEO of cathi.ink – Areola Architect of Medical Micropigmentation and Professional Fine Artist, well re-known for her figurative and portrait photo-realism images. Cathi.ink provides areola and nipple tattoos for breast patients after botched cosmetic enlargements or reductions, for breast cancer survivors after mastectomy, and performs other micropigmentation to create illusions and hide scars.

Cathi originally launched in 2012 and is now expanding her business to service clientele around the world.  She originally launched in Tarrytown, NY (born in Washington State and raised in Montana). … Read More


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