Reasons Why More Women Are 'Going Flat' After Breast Cancer Is Truly Inspirational

When it was diagnosed that Debbie Bowers had cancer in her breast. The woman undergone a surgery for the treatment of  breast cancer. The doctor promised that insurance would pay for reconstruction, and said she could “even go up a cup size.” But Ms. Bowers reacted differently. She made a mind that she didn’t want a silicone implant or bigger breasts.

Ms. Bowers said,“Having something foreign in my body after a cancer diagnosis is the last thing I wanted.” Cancer caused a havoc to the woman’s body. She told, “I just wanted to heal.”

The plastic surgeons always recommend breast reconstruction for any women to feel whole once again. A few doctors say different things. These days cancer patients like Debbie choose to remain breast less afterwards. They don’t follow medical advice to regrow their breast.They even have a name for the decision to skip reconstruction: They call it “going flat.” Some women also feel that it’s too much. There are too many steps and it’s a long process.

Debbie Bowers of Bethlehem, Pa., showed her scarred chest and shared her story in a recent video that was widely shared on Facebook.

This change in the mindset of women is respected across the world. Social media has accepted their decision after knowing how much they have suffered, physically as well as emotionally. The people have become more open in their thoughts and decisions. Ms. Bowers, 45 and her friend Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo, 51, removed their shirts to show their scarred, flat chests for a video created by


People need awareness about the struggles of a cancer patient. Paulette Leaphart, 50, a New Orleans woman didn’t have reconstruction because of clotting disorder after a double mastectomy, walked topless from Biloxi, Miss., to Washington this summer. Her motive was to raise awareness about the financial struggles of cancer patients. People are not aware of what a cancer patient goes through.

Paulette Leaphart of New Orleans walked topless from Biloxi, Miss., to Washington, D.C., this summer to raise awareness about the financial struggles of cancer patients.

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