The Flattie Closet

By: Casey Somerville I’m Casey Somerville, a 33-year-old previvor, wife, mom, reader, artist, and beach lover who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with my husband and 3 children. I found out about my BRCA1 mutation last summer, and recently had preventative surgery in May and June. I can be found on Instagram @theflattiecloset. I leaned forward with my phone pressed…

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Flat Is Where Its At

By: Stephanie Astalos-Jones When diagnosed with breast cancer I knew I was going to want a bilateral mastectomy with aesthetic flat closure. Unfortunately, my first surgeon didn’t think a woman could be happy flat so, without my consent, he left me with buldges and bags saying, “You’ll be glad to have those if you want implants.”Well, I DIDN’T want implants.…

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My Scars Tell A Story!

By: Vonceil Bradford My name is Vonceil Bradford, diagnosed at 30 years old with stage 2 breast cancer in the right breast, stage 1 in the left breast and found out I carry the BRCA 2 gene, HER2 positive and ER/PR positive.  I currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida. These pictures were taking for my keepsake, however after receiving them my…

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Breast Cancer and Beyond Story

By: Amanda Hulton About a year before my own diagnosis my Mom had completed genetic testing and was BRCA2 positive, we have a family history of breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer on her side. Her and I met with a breast surgeon a few months later and discussed her pre-ventative double mastectomy. I remember listening to my Mom’s questions, hearing about…

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