Researchers aim to develop more comfortable breast prostheses for women who've undergone mastectomy

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Having your breast or breasts removed because of cancer is a traumatic experience for about 6,000 Australian women each year. Most of those women go on to wear a breast prosthesis made of silicone to mimic a natural breast. But in some cases, women find them uncomfortable and too heavy. "A lot of the older prosthetics are just not good, [they are] too heavy," professional prosthesis fitter Lily De Santis said. "They [women] get neck and shoulder ...

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