Why I Advocate for Aesthetic Flat Closure

ReThink Breast Cancer has just published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure!

Canadian advocacy organization ReThink Breast Cancer focuses on the needs of young women facing breast cancer in their legislative and other advocacy initiatives. They also publish thought-provoking blog posts from survivors, thrivers, advocates, and providers on all things breast cancer-related. They just published our guest post on advocating for aesthetic flat closure!

The importance of “aesthetic flat closure” cannot be overstated. Before, women struggled to communicate their wishes to their surgeons – and that ambiguity was weaponized by my surgeon, and others (1 in 20 women going flat, in fact). But now, women have clear language with the weight of the NCI behind it. This ensures providers understand exactly what patients want. And because clarity is a vehicle for accountability, it has the potential to end intentional flat denial altogether.

Kim Bowles, for ReThink

Read the whole guest post here.


Published by Not Putting on a Shirt

Founder of Not Putting on a Shirt, a mastectomy patients' rights organization that advocates for optimal surgical outcomes for patients going flat.

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