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Our trustee, Sarah Coombes talks about spring clothing in her Flatter Fashion blog

 Flat Friends’ Flatter Fashion Blog Spring 2018 I started Flatter Fashion three years ago now, with the aim of dispelling the myth that if you have had a mastectomy and are living without reconstruction you should dress to disguise your lack of two breasts. I am always asked if we need clothing designers to create specialist clothing for women [...]

Our trustee, Sarah Coombes talks about spring clothing in her Flatter Fashion blog 2018-05-16T12:07:41+00:00

“Why I Chose A Life Without Breasts”

Sarah Coombes, one of our trustees, tells her breast cancer story to 'Ask the Doctor’ with Dr Christian Jessen. LOSING YOUR BREASTS TO CANCER IS A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE. WE MEET SARAH COOMBS WHO PROVES YOU CAN FEEL FABULOUS AND FEMININE AFTER A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY Slipping the red dress over my head, I feel it fall softly against my skin [...]

“Why I Chose A Life Without Breasts” 2018-03-04T10:11:36+00:00

Vitamin D – are you getting enough?

Here is the November blog by Joan Faria. Joan is a registered Nutritional Therapist and will be writing each month on various topics around diet and health, helping our bodies heal from disease and remain healthy this blog is about Vitamin D. Now that British Summer Time is over, unless you are lucky enough to be on holiday in [...]

Vitamin D – are you getting enough? 2017-11-21T20:38:36+00:00

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 is a registered Nutritional Therapist and will be writing each month on various topics around diet and health, helping our bodies heal from disease and remain healthy. [Gilly] Now that we are past the equinox, [...]

Eating for Autumn 2017-10-11T21:45:11+00:00

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 socks! It’s time to Get Together and make a stand! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Flat Friends UK is putting the spotlight on the importance of friendship in life, before and after mastectomy. You [...]

Get Together for Flat Friends this October 2017-09-29T23:34:51+00:00

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 its all over and life gradually returns to its new normal, it's nice to be able to say thank you to all those who helped make a difference. Which is exactly what Mary-Anne Darlow did [...]

Thank You for the Garden Party… 2017-09-11T18:18:45+00:00

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 about reconstruction?” Over two years after my bilateral mastectomy I am still asked this question by my surgeon and my oncologist. I am not sure what else I can say, how clear I can make [...]

My flat chest is a huge part of my identity 2017-08-15T22:42:23+00:00