Centennial, CO (PressExposure) April 11, 2012 -- Breast cancer remains one of the most common life-threatening cancers diagnosed in Colorado women and the second leading cause of cancer death in the state. But even when a woman is fighting for her life after a cancer diagnosis, her emotional well-being and her spirit need to be supported in addition to her physical needs.
Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie is honored to announce the opening of Pampered Passions Care Wear within the Porter Adventist Hospital. "We are pleased to be of immediate service to patients and doctors within the hospital. Our mutual goal is to provide the greatest comfort during the recovery process," said Alicia Vargo, co-founder of Pampered Passions with her husband John.
"Patient comfort during the recovery process is our primary goal. Our greatest joy surely includes the smiles of relief we see when a woman is fitted and comfortable, even more fulfilling is the happiness and joy radiating from her as she gains an inner confidence and renewed strength."
Pampered Passions Care Wear will provide a variety of professional fitting services and specialized products for post-operative recovery. Pampered Passions has termed these specialized items as "care wear" and includes a variety of post-operative wear, including compression garments, mastectomy bras and camisoles, beautifully decortaive head scarfs as well as lotions and oils for comfort and recovery.
"Feeling whole again is as important to the healing process as anything else," said Dr. Colleen Murphy, medical director of Porter Comprehensive Breast Care. A hallmark of Porter Comprehensive Breast Care is to provide everything a woman needs for breast care under one roof, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, support services, and follow-up care based on a coordinated team approach. The Porter center is one of just a few centers in Colorado to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
With the advent of this new service, women can walk downstairs to the shop after their breast appointment and explore their post-surgical options or pamper themselves with cozy loungewear to wear before and after surgery.
While several cancer centers offer shops for the post-mastectomy patient within a clinical setting, Pampered Passions Care Wear is unique in that it offers post-mastectomy wear and lingerie in a warm, inviting boutique atmosphere that embraces beauty, style and the feminine spirit. Each patient is treated with compassion, respect and understanding.
"Our team helps women regain confidence during every stage of their journey," Vargo said. "Our goal is to make every woman we come in contact with feel nurtured and cared for."
The boutique offers post-mastectomy bra fitting services by trained and Certified Mastectomy Fitters (CMF), a wide variety of breast forms, radiation-friendly camisoles, highly specialized post-surgical garments, post-mastectomy swimwear, maternity and everyday wear. The boutique will also feature in-room fittings at Porter Adventist Hospital, phone consultations and online orders.
The shop is open to the public and is available to any woman with breast cancer, regardless of where she is being treated. "At Pampered Passions Care Wear, our vision and our desire is to help restore a woman's sense of wholeness following surgery, and to help her redefine how she cares for herself both before and after surgery," Vargo added.
Born out of a need that Vargo saw with one of her early customers, Pampered Passions Care Wear has since won numerous awards, and Vargo herself travels the country educating the medical community about post-op options.
For more information about Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie, visit www.pamperedpassions.com or call 1-888-775-4643. For more information about Pampered Passions Care Wear, please visit: http://www.ppcarewear.com, or call 303-319-4079.
About Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie & Care Wear
Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie was voted Best Lingerie Store in the United States in 2010 and has won numerous awards and honors for excellence in customer service, product selection and humanitarian efforts. Annual fashion shows and events have helped raise tens-of-thousands of dollards for breast cancer and women's health related charities and organizations.
Pampered Passions Care Wear is a natural evolution of the specialized fitting services and products offered for more than 10 years. The Care Wear division, online at http://www.ppcarewear.com, will focus fully on the special needs of women as it relates to intimate apparel, recovery garments and mastectomy bras and camisoles.