Read Kathy’s experience with cancer and making the choice to go flat only to be intentionally denied by her surgeon in 2003.
Feature aboutgoing flat, flat denial and #aestheticflatclosure at SurvivingBreastCancer.org
ReThink Breast Cancer has just published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure! Canadian advocacy organization ReThink Breast Cancer focuses on the needs of young women facing breast cancer in their legislative and other advocacy initiatives. They also publish thought-provoking blog posts from survivors, thrivers, advocates, and providers on all things breast cancer-related. They justContinue reading “Why I Advocate for Aesthetic Flat Closure”
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) just published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure! Many thanks to the good people at NCCS for helping spread the word about aesthetic flat closure! Every woman facing mastectomy deserves full and fair disclosure of all of her reconstructive options, and for her choice to be respected.Continue reading “Advocating for Women Who Choose to Go Flat After Mastectomy”
Our Bodies Ourselves published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure! Thanks to Our Bodies Ourselves for helping spread the word about aesthetic flat closure! This pioneering organization has worked to promote women’s health and bodily autonomy for decades. Every woman facing mastectomy deserves full and fair disclosure of all of her reconstructive options, andContinue reading “My Body, My Choice: Aesthetic Flat Closure After Mastectomy”
Tell your surgeon you want an “aesthetic flat closure” as defined by the National Cancer Institute – and make sure it’s recorded in your medical record. It’s a positive thing that your surgeon is using the term “skin sparing” with you. This means that they are doing the right thing in being clear and honestContinue reading “What if I want to go flat, but my surgeon wants to do “skin sparing”?”
Brenda tells her story of going flat and needing multiple surgeries to get an acceptable result.
A call to stakeholders to speak out against medical battery.
The difference between medical care and battery is informed consent – the patient MUST agree to the treatment being performed ahead of time.
Denying a patient a flat closure at their initial surgery can result in more profit for the surgeon performing the revision to “fix” it.