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About Us: We are a UK-based charity dedicated to supporting women who have undergone a single or double mastectomy due to breast cancer diagnosis or as preventative surgery, without immediate breast reconstruction. We provide information, practical advice, and emotional support to those who have chosen Flat Closure, those who are unable to have reconstruction for […]

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Outcomes of Women Undergoing Mastectomy for Unilateral Breast Cancer Who Elect to Undergo Contralateral Mastectomy for Symmetry: A Systematic Review

‘Outcomes of Women undergoing Mastectomy for Unilateral Breast Cancer Who Elect to Undergo Contralateral Mastectomy for Symmetry: A Systematic Review by Griffin C, et al.’ This is the first and very important step to establish national surgical guidelines for contralateral mastectomy (CM); facilitating equitable access, validating contralateral mastectomy as an alternative to reconstruction, and ensuring

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Dating with No Boobs

Ever wondered what it’s like to start dating after a mastectomy? In this vlog, Sonia (who you may have seen on Channel 4’s Naked Education!) shares her experiences of discovering new body confidence, online dating, and telling prospective dates that she is living flat. Contains strong language which may be considered offensive. https://flatfriends.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/DatingwithNoBoobs-1.mp4

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International Womens Day 2022 #BreakTheBias

Imagine a world free of bias, prejudice and stereotypes. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. A world where both conscious and unconscious gender bias about what women should look like does not influence healthcare professionals, hospital trusts, and decision makers against women who need mastectomy surgery. Flat Friends is committed to: Raising awareness

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“I don’t have breasts — so why do I have to pretend like I do?”

“I don’t have breasts — so why do I have to pretend like I do?”

In an interview published in the Daily Mail last week, A-lister Kathy Bates spoke out about living flat, without reconstruction, since her bilateral mastectomy five years ago – as well as living with lymphoedema which developed as a result of the lymph node clearance. Flat Friend and blogger Kim Feast (@flatfabulousandlivingwithcancer) covered the piece on

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