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“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

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 events, all to raise funds for Flat Friends UK. Five of those ladies are members of Flat Friends and four were friends or family who entered to support us. Angie Bradford and I competed in [...]

Dorney 2017 – Duathletes & Triathletes raise £5,000 2017-08-03T20:11:09+00:00