Tollow 2019 Womens experiences of decision making around Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM)

Flat Friends UK is proud to have taken part in this study by the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, which was published in Psycho-Oncology in April 2019. The paper investigated women’s experiences of decision making around CPM (Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: removal of an unaffected breast) in the UK.

Women described defending their decision to have CPM, and concerns their decision would be considered “abnormal”. They also shared the importance of peer support.

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Flat Friends presentation by Gilly Cant at the Association of Breast Surgery 2016

In 2015 Flat Friends UK worked alongside SHORE-C in a preliminary research study to find out what surgical options women were being offered for breast cancer. Both patients, surgeons and breast nurses were questioned in the study. In this video, our founder, Gilly Cant, delivers some of the patient results and talks about patient choice when it comes to surgical options.
Video courtesy of Ian Cant