Flat denial can be even more traumatic than the mastectomy itself, and must end.
Kimberly Bowles answers: how can patients facing mastectomy protect ourselves from flat denial?
I have struggled to come up with a label for the malpractice of leaving extra tissue on a mastectomy patient’s chest against her consent. Labels matter – it’s hard to speak about an experience if you don’t have verbiage to describe it. My friend Amanda has a dark sense of humor, and calls the awfulContinue reading ““Flat Denial”: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients”
Cindy tells her survivor story of choosing to go flat after mastectomy and suffering intentional flat denial at the hands of an unethical surgeon.
Cassie tells her story of flat denial and dog ear removal at revision.
Suzie’s story of flat denial after breast implant removal – she was left with pockets of skin instead of a flat closure.
Shelly tells her story of deciding to go flat after mastectomy and being denied a flat closure.
Organizing the Unity Walk 2018
The story of how Kimberly Bowles, a mother of two from Pittsburgh. ended up protesting topless on a sidewalk in Cleveland.