Vermont Rep. Fegard Introduces Revision Bill

Breaking news! Vermont State Representative Charen Fegard has just introduced an historic bill requiring insurance coverage for revision surgery! Charen Fegard VT State Representative has just introduced a bill that will require healthcare stakeholders to decide on a clear coding and billing protocol for revision surgery for women who have chosen flat closure after mastectomy. WorkingContinue reading “Vermont Rep. Fegard Introduces Revision Bill”

Our Poster at SABCS 2019

We had a successful poster session at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) this past month, presenting a poster with the results of our original research, “Flat closure after mastectomy: are your patients satisfied with the results?” This research explored the patient experience going flat, including decision factors, satisfaction with cosmesis, provider pushback, andContinue reading “Our Poster at SABCS 2019”

Flat is Beautiful (Video)

A new resource is up on the website – the Flat is Beautiful video presentation, featuring many amazing flat advocates and advocacy projects. This 6 minute video is an introduction to going flat as a valid, beautiful mastectomy choice. Narrated by Kim Bowles of NPOAS. Transcript below the video. Transcript: Hi, this is Kim Bowles,Continue reading “Flat is Beautiful (Video)”

Informed Consent: The Difference Between Medical Care, and Battery

The difference between medical care and battery is informed consent – the patient MUST agree to the treatment being performed ahead of time.