Denying a patient a flat closure at their initial surgery can result in more profit for the surgeon performing the revision to “fix” it.
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Shouldn’t CANCER be your toughest fight when you’re fighting breast cancer?
Flat denial can be even more traumatic than the mastectomy itself, and must end.
“Flat Denial”: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients
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 – Her surgeon joked about overriding her wishes to be flat
Cindy tells her survivor story of choosing to go flat after mastectomy and suffering intentional flat denial at the hands of an unethical surgeon.
Cassandra “My surgeon was a woman…”
Cassie tells her story of flat denial and dog ear removal at revision.