Listen to NPOAS’ Devorah Vester speak about her experience, informed consent and sourdough baking!
Rebecca Pine (The Breast & The Sea) presents a panel discussion on going flat, self-acceptance & body image at the virtual 2020 Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference (organized by Susan G. Komen). Panelists include Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo Artist and Kimberly Bowles (NPOAS).
All about aesthetic flat closure – a webinar brought to you by SHARE Cancer Support! Panel includes Dr. Yara Robertson and Kimberly Bowles of NPOAS, and Jersi Baker of Angel in Disguise Inc. SELECTED TRANSCRIPT (more to come): “Let’s talk about what aesthetic flat closure means. For me, it was just the way you didContinue reading ““Aesthetic Flat Closure: Know Your Options” – SHARE Cancer Support Webinar”
Breast reconstruction advocates and advocates for flat closure share the same goal: to ensure that women are fully informed of ALL of their reconstructive options so that they can make the choice that’s right for them. Kim recently spoke with Terri Coutee of DiepC Foundation about going flat after mastectomy and the importance of informedContinue reading “DiepC Interview with Terri Coutee about Optimal Flat Closure”
“Optimal reconstructive surgical outcomes are for everyone, and we are the ones to decide and define what reconstruction looks like for us.”- Tammey Grable-Woodford Kim spoke with host Tammey of Your Killer Life about informed consent, her personal story of flat denial, aesthetic flat closure as a valid reconstructive option, how women can advocate forContinue reading “Your Killer Life Podcast: Aesthetic Flat Closure”
The difference between medical care and battery is informed consent – the patient MUST agree to the treatment being performed ahead of time.
Flat denial can be even more traumatic than the mastectomy itself, and must end.
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.