Houston, Texas (PressExposure) July 19, 2007 -- The American Association of Breast Care Professionals announced the launch of its interactive website: http://www.aabcp.org The website is a portal for mastectomy fitters, business resources, industry information and links, and legislative issues. In addition, âask the expertâ chat sessions, RSS feeds and Podcasts are available.
The American Association of Breast Care Professionals is a professional, member driven organization whose purpose is to unite all mastectomy fitters and other breast care professionals, vendors, manufactures educators and retailers under one organization. The first of its kind, the organizationâs primary focus is on the provision of accurate Aggregated Information and Legislative Advocacy for the Breast Care Industry.
AABCP through its PAC and grass roots efforts advocates for legislative issues, both State and Federal that support the professional caregivers of the Breast Care Industry. Donations to the AABCP-PAC may be made through their website http://www.aabcp.org.
A Few Facts Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of death in this country. It is the leading cause of death in women aged 40 - 55 years. Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. An estimated 200,000 new cases of breast cancer in women are diagnosed annually and 43,000 will die from the disease.
Post-Mastectomy Fittings Breast Cancer while treatable, often results in surgical removal of one or both breasts: a mastectomy. Once performed restoration of anatomical symmetry is accomplished by either reconstructive surgery or a post-mastectomy fitting of the appropriate silicone breast form. Size and shape are only a few of the factors considered when fitting a form. A misfit form can result in health concerns ranging from headaches, backaches to more severe and chronic health issues. A Certified Mastectomy fitter ensures appropriate training and education; providing the best possible and most symmetrical fit for a breast cancer survivor or elective post-mastectomy client.