This list directs you to websites containing personal stories both written and in video format, and includes blogs and online forums. The information contained in these links reflects the personal experiences of individuals and does not constitute evidence-based research or information.
Due to the nature of the topic of this Navigator, some material may be anatomically explicit, and include photographs of surgical procedures, and patient’s surgical scars after mastectomy. It may contain material that may be upsetting or offensive to you. Please consider this before viewing the links.
Australian fashion blogger Genevieve Esgate was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 and chose not to have reconstruction following her mastectomies. She aims to help women find their "new, fabulous and feminine" selves following mastectomy.
Australian woman, Sharon, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. She chose not to have breast reconstruction, and in this blog, she shares her fashion tips.
This Open ABC video tells the story of Judy Pippen, an Australian woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She wanted to share positive images of her mastectomy to counteract the depersonalised medical images she was shown when she was making her decisions about surgery.
After Melanie Testa was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided against reconstructive surgery. In this short video, she shares her story of becoming comfortable with her new body.
A website providing information, advice and support for women considering whether or not to have reconstruction and for women who have already decided against reconstruction. It contains a number of personal stories and blogs, focusing on living breast-free after mastectomy surgery.
A closed Facebook group for anyone who has undergone a mastectomy, has chosen to live breast free, and wants to connect with others. Search the web to find the related Flat and Fabulous website, Pinterest, Twitter and public Facebook page.
An online forum about choosing not to reconstruct after a mastectomy. The forum is located on the US website 'BreastCancer.Org'.
An online forum based on information gained through qualitative research. It includes stories by women about why they chose not to have a reconstruction.
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