Flat Friends founder and chair Gilly Cant attended The Association of Breast Surgery annual conference in Manchester this week to talk about the need for patient choice when it comes to breast surgery, and to co-present the results of a recent study that looked at this issue from the perspective of patients, surgeons and breast care nurses.

She said:

“Every patient is unique, and if the choice for some is to live without breasts, then this needs to be respected by surgeons. Flat Friends has been involved in a preliminary study and it was found many women have been denied surgery to have a healthy breast removed, for example to achieve symmetry, although surgeons are quite prepared to put their patients through lengthy additional surgery to reconstruct for the same reason.”

Click here to see a video of her talk