I talk with Dr. Mimi Knoll, a radiation oncologist, about breast cancer. She shares why she decided to pursue the field, why patients with a diagnosis will usually not pursue a mastectomy, what a typical patient journey looks like through the medical system and what we should all know about prevention
I talk with Shana Alayev, a current stage 4 breast cancer patient, about her life. She shares the series of events that led to her discovering she had cancer, her initial interest in homeopathic cures and what eventually led her to decide to start chemo, her feelings about not "looking" sick, and how she takes care of her emotional health during this time.
I talk with Shayna Greenfield, someone with a strong family history of cancer, about her story. She shares what her testing process was like, goes in depth on the details of her surgery and her thoughts now, decades after she made this decision.
I talk with Natalie Hirschel, who has the BRCA2 mutation about her story. She shares how she dealt with her complete shock of a diagnosis, why she opted for a preventative double mastectomy, what it was like to tell her parents, and how she learned to accept help during recovery.
On this special anniversary episode we celebrate the third birthday of this podcast! I’ll share my thoughts on this milestone and some of my favorite and the most important bits of the episodes from this past year. Thank you to everyone who came on the show and listened over this past year. Without you, I'd just be a girl talking to her computer.