As Seen in the Fort Myers News-Press: Cape Coral surgeon develops better bra for after mastectomy

The Fort Myers News-Press ran a story about local breast surgeon Dr. Lea Blackwell creating a new bra for breast cancer patients after surgery. Below is the story.

By: Michael Braun

Ilona Martin credits a newly patented bra, the brainchild of Cape Coral surgeon Dr. Lea Blackwell, for making her recovery from breast cancer and a double mastectomy bearable.

Martin, 61, learned she again had breast cancer in 2013. This was her third bout with the disease, and she remembered from her first surgery in 2001 how the bra she received after surgery made it hard to move.

“It took two people to put it on,” she said. “That’s archaic.”

Blackwell, 40, said the idea for the new bra came after hearing her patients complain about the compression style garments they must wear after breast surgeries.

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