Breast cancer patients in the U.K. are being given bamboo bras to help them recover from breast cancer surgery. RELATED: Breast cancer survivors take part in a New York Fashion Week show. According to a report in the Express, the National Health Service is giving the bras to women following their breast cancer surgery because they have been proven to help prevent post-surgery infections. The bras also provide women with extra support and comfort which regular bras can't do. The soft fiber from the bamboo plant was found to have antibacterial properties in clinical trials which could help the 10 percent of women who get infections following mastectomies in the U.K. The bras are made by an Irish company and cost £41 (US $51)—a considerable saving as it's estimated that it costs more than £1,400 to treat a mastectomy infection. All mastectomy patients in the U.K. will be fitted with one of the bras immediately after the procedure. RELATED: Woman with stage 4 breast cancer has solo wedding shoot Breast Cancer News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.