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
Patient Power article on the going flat movement
Share your “going flat after mastectomy” story today
A blog series designed to highlight and amplify the voices of the flat advocates who blazed the trail and laid the foundation for those that followed.
We’re All at Risk, Right? Our research, presented last year at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, has identified several probable factors that patients going flat should be aware of. While all patients going flat face some risk – roughly 2-3 in 20 end up with an egregiously poor cosmetic result and one of thoseContinue reading “Flat Denial: Who is Most at Risk?”
Editor: Julie H. Rose knew that she wanted to go flat from the moment she was diagnosed. And yet, her medical team – including the female surgeon that she had chosen specifically to try to protect herself from paternalism – made her explain her decision over and over again, as though her choice was invalid.Continue reading “Julie – “It Isn’t Right, But It Is My Reality””
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.
Denying a patient a flat closure at their initial surgery can result in more profit for the surgeon performing the revision to “fix” it.