Health and fitness has always been a part of who I am. For decades I have practiced yoga, enjoyed running, hiking, biking, swimming and weight training. I followed a vegan diet and thought I was in the best shape of my life, that is, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. "How could this happen to me?"
This shattering news became the catalyst for launching SurvivingBreastCancer.org. I have undergone both neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapies, and noticed that the real trauma from a cancer diagnosis came after I completed my active treatment.
It was when I heard the good news that my next follow-up appointment would not be next week, but in 12 weeks, followed by 6 months, and then in a year.
That's when it hit me. That's when I realized the important role Survivingbreastcancer.org plays in the breast cancer arena and why I have dedicated myself to building a breast cancer survivorship platform.
Understanding my own health and wellness not only became my top priority, but it became my full-time job. Managing one’s health isn’t something that you do 3 days a week. It is a commitment to one’s self and life-style choice. The Surviving Breast Cancer organization revolves around a positive mindset, and I want to share that mindset with you! Come take a look around and make yourself at home!
Get Inspired. Find Hope. Each week Surviving Breast Cancer shares words of wisdom, insights, and resources to help you manage a cancer diagnosis. From breast cancer survivor stories, to tangible tips to keep you going on those tough days. Whether you have invasive lobular carcinoma and are considering a double mastectomy or have stage III triple negative breast cancer, our newsletter is for you. Click below to read this week's newsletter
On "Breast Cancer Conversations", the podcast, you will listen to voices that unveil the realities of breast cancer. Surviving Breast Cancer asks poignant questions, our guests give us authentic answers. You will hear inspiring stories from those who are navigating a breast cancer diagnosis, understand the complexities of mammography, breast reconstruction, and gain valuable information delivered to you weekly.