Breast cancer the second leading cause of cancer death in women, is the disease women fear most. External breast prosthesis is an artificial breast form that is used to replace the natural breast after a complete mastectomy. Prostheses come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and skin tones and are made from materials that are designed to move, feel and weight as similar to a natural breast as possible. It is important to take a well-fittings bra to your breast prosthesis fitting appointment. So the fitter can see how the prosthesis will sit in your bra. The fitter will explain what will happen during the fitting and check you have a well-fitting bra. Once your scar area is fully healed and swelling has gone down (usually within six to eight weeks) you can be fitted for permanent silicone prosthesis, if you choose. External breast prosthesis can be utilized 4to 5 years.