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Book title

One woman’s breast cancer journey from self-exam to double mastectomy to flat (and everything in between)

“If only every newly diagnosed patient could be given a copy of this book” 

- Jennie Dale, Dense Breasts Canada

Ellyn showcasing her mastectomy scars

About the Book

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  I am one of those women. FLAT PLEASE is my story.


After the initial shock of hearing that you have breast cancer, women find themselves navigating the foreign waters of medical diagnostics, surgery and treatment. 

As a fellow traveller on this road, Ellyn Winters quickly realized that with knowledge comes power, and that power gives women the semblance of control in what is, quite honestly an uncontrollable situation. 

She began to understand that many women diagnosed with breast cancer are left at the mercy of the process and the healthcare system. They are often uncertain about their next steps. They are bewildered, traumatized and frightened beyond belief. They are ashamed. And they also can feel alone and adrift in their diagnosis. 

Funny, dark, uplifting, real and packed with practical, curated wisdom, FLAT PLEASE is a love letter to other women. Written by a survivor FLAT PLEASE is the quintessential girlfriend’s guide to breast cancer, helping those newly diagnosed navigate the turbulent waters of medical diagnostics, doctor’s appointments, surgery and treatments with greater confidence and optimism. 

For friends and family members who are part of that woman’s care circle, FLAT PLEASE is also an essential read. It offers a vital window of understanding into their loved one’s world and the emotional roller coaster they currently ride.

I hope anxious women with a new diagnosis find this story reassuring. Just the right length to read in a waiting room."

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Ellyn's book Flat Please comes to life with, the world's first conversational AI for those on the breast cancer journey.
Empathetic. Private. Free. Ask her anything. 

Ellyn Winters


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Proudly Flat and Feminine 

Explore the empowering journey of women who have opted to embrace their flat and feminine selves after a mastectomy. This engaging talk delves into the personal stories and experiences that challenge conventional beauty standards, celebrating self-acceptance and confidence.


Conversational Care and AI for Greater Good

Discover how Conversational AI is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by providing comfort and support to individuals facing challenging illnesses and diagnoses. This discussion highlights the profound impact of technology in enhancing patient well-being and facilitating empathetic connections.


From Book to Companion 

Delve into the transformative journey of one woman who shared her breast cancer story through a book and now a Conversational AI companion. Learn how both traditional and new mediums are helping millions of women around the globe combat isolation, reduce shame, and find unprecedented support in their battles against breast cancer

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