Editorial in Annals of Surgical Oncology: “The Era of Flat Closure Mastectomy”

A fantastic new editorial on flat closure was just published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, authored by Dr. Jennifer Baker of UCLA, who also co-authored this flat closure study.

In the editorial, Dr. Baker addresses her fellow breast surgeons. Her message is that success in mastectomy patient care should no longer be measured by how high we can push reconstruction rates (as a surrogate for access to care), but rather by how high we can manage to push patient satisfaction regardless of surgical choice. And she says that, “Patients deserve information about [AFC]… and access to these procedures, just as they deserve information about and access to PMBR [post-mastectomy breast reconstruction].”

We thank Dr. Baker for this great and informative editorial, and we hope it becomes widely read in the surgical professional community! It’s now archived on our Provider Resources page.

Published by Not Putting on a Shirt

Founder of Not Putting on a Shirt, a mastectomy patients' rights organization that advocates for optimal surgical outcomes for patients going flat.

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