Every Tuesday in October, Vanessa Skay, CFm, Certified Fitter after Mastectomy, for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will answer your questions about bras, bra care, and the perfect bra fit on Shine cancer specialties store’s Facebook page.
Vanessa has over six years of experience in this very specialized field.
“My grandmother started a specialty bra boutique in 1988 in her home and her business grew as people requested post-mastectomy products,” Vanessa says. Her grandmother’s shop had their own sewing machines and could fit women from size 28AA to 56N cups. An apprentice to her grandmother for years, Vanessa went on to receive her certified mastectomy fitter credentials with the American Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.
Today, Vanessa helps fit bras for women who have lymphedema, drains, or are going through different types of therapies such as radiation and brachytherapy. She works at SCCA’s Shine boutique and has an enormous inventory of products, including molded-cup T-shirt bras, compression bras for implants, front closure compression zip-bras, post-surgical camisoles with pockets with pillows for shape and comfort, as well as bathing suits and exercise bras.
Check her out on Tuesdays on Facebook and learn what she has to say about questions like: How do I know what size bra I should wear? What’s the best way to care for my bras? How can I keep my bra straps from slipping down my arm?
You’re encouraged to post your own questions for Vanessa to answer as well on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sccashine.
While you’re at it, we have to invite you to visit the Shine website. Shine is a unique retail resource for cancer products and other useful and beautiful products and apparel.
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