Welcome to Flat Friends

Flat Friends UK is dedicated to supporting women who have had mastectomy surgery without breast reconstruction, including those who may face such decisions now or in the future, due to either a breast cancer diagnosis or preventative surgery. We see living breast free as a positive choice.

We have a closed Facebook group which provides a safe, private, respectful and mutually supportive place for women to come together and talk about practical and emotional matters related to living flat, including clothing, cancer treatment and relationships in everyday life.

Join us via our public page on Facebook, from which you can reach the closed group. We know you will find a warm welcome and plenty of advice from many loving voices of experience and arms of support. Or you can email us via support@flatfriends.org.uk.

Woman in red: Sarah proves that #breastfree is still feminine, flirty, sultry, sexy and still #allwoman
Flatter Fashion Blog

Eating for Autumn

We are really pleased that Joan Faria, a Flat Friend member for more than two years, will be writing a regular blog for us. Joan [...]

Get Together for Flat Friends this October

Life can be hectic. Work, errands, hospital appointments, housework. One week rolls into another, the months go by... But life is too short to sort [...]

Thank You for the Garden Party…

We all appreciate the help and support of friends when times are tough, and coping with treatments for breast cancer is no exception. So when [...]

Just Call Me Pancake…!!!

Extracts from the diary of Angie Bradford, who's been a member of Flat Friends since May 2016, as she recovers from her second mastectomy last [...]

  • Sarah (right) shows off a peachy number for June of the Flat Friends Calendar which was shot in 2016. Image by Sarah J Dow

My flat chest is a huge part of my identity

In our latest blog, Sarah Coombes wonders why her health professionals don't seem to understand that no really does mean no... “Have you thought anymore [...]

Dorney 2017 – Duathletes & Triathletes raise £5,000

By Gilly Cant, Founder of Flat Friends... Wow, what a day of triumphs and friendship!! This years event saw nine ladies compete in various [...]

“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 [...]

Jan Poole talks about Breast Cancer Haven

From an article in LIVE24SEVEN... Flat Friend Jan Poole talks about her breast cancer diagnosis and Breast Cancer Haven in  Hereford: Five of Janet Poole's [...]