Life-Changing Research
Feel amazing and inspire change by helping us fund life-changing research!

We are excited to be working closely with renowned academics and surgeons embarking on research into mastectomy options.

Our patient survey in 2020 found that over half of women who had a mastectomy did not feel they were fully informed about all their surgical options and 1 in 4 women had their request for flat symmetry refused. Those women who are not having breast reconstruction are facing obstacles, additional hurdles and discrimination.
This research project would begin by analysing current UK mastectomy practice right across the NHS. The aim is to then use the findings to develop improved guidelines ensuring information about all options post mastectomy are provided to every woman at time of diagnosis. We aim to remove the barriers and postcode lottery of access to informed choice and flat symmetry as an alternative to breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
Flat Friends is the UK’s only charity dedicated to – and solely focused on – supporting women who have had mastectomy without reconstruction, and those facing that decision.

Help us reach our 2022 target of £10,000, and fund the life-changing research women facing mastectomy surgery really need.

You can fundraise your way! We have lots of fundraising ideas and resources on our website to help get you started. You could also support us by ordering from our new awesome range of Tshirts and hoodies.
This is our big chance to make a very real impact!
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