In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we sat down with James Toland, Senior Research and Development Engineer at Trulife, to find out a little more about the breast care industry and the new mastectomy product line from Trulife; ReCover.
Breast Cancer Stats
Did you know that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? While progress has been made in the treatment of breast cancer, it still remains the most common cancer among women and claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
Conversely, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since the early 1990’s, due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options. Currently, there are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States.
Information on Breast Care Awareness Month
October is recognized throughout the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Charities globally aim to increase awareness and funding for cancer research through various activities, programs, and group events like sponsored runs.
Trulife sponsors competitions and promotional giveaways for customers throughout the month of October to help raise awareness. Literature, graphics, and social networks are key networking channels used in the recognition of breast cancer awareness month. Be sure to follow @trulifebreastcare1 for the latest updates on product, programs, and promotions!
Advancements in Breast Surgery and Product Design
Since Trulife developed the world’s first breast prosthesis in 1958, they have been dedicated to ongoing research on new materials, manufacturing techniques, and innovative product design.
Alongside this, continual advancements in breast surgery has allowed Trulife to develop products specifically for post surgical application, various stages of healing, and everyday wear. Trulife utilizes medical journals, articles, and direct relationships with breast surgeons to stay current with the latest surgical techniques and market needs.
The ReCover Line
Discover ReCover! The ReCover collection was designed specifically for post reconstructive surgery care, offering the user options during the various stages of reconstructive surgery. Following a surgery, there may be a recovery waiting period ranging from three months to a year, depending on the patient. The ReCover collection is available as an enhancer, overlay, or shell and completely customizable based on the patient’s need.
The ReCover line is produced with medical grade soft silicone to provide adjustable fullness and projection. Each option provides a gentle and comfortable fit, helping the patient feel more natural and complete during the multiple stages of reconstruction.
Stay tuned this month as Trulife and Cascade recognize and support Breast Cancer Awareness. Together, we hope to deliver a wide range of solutions to fit the varied needs of breast care patients.
James Toland, Senior R&D Engineer at Trulife