Lisa Francis


Lisa Francis


  • 2023 Young Advocate
  • Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 32
  • Also diagnosed with de novo Li-Fraumeni syndrome

Lisa aims to shed light on the aspects of breast cancer that may not receive as much attention outside of LBBC, such as the mental and physical responses to treatment.

She is married to the love of her life and lives in beautiful Orange County, California. She loves cross-stitching, dancing, traveling, playing board games, and binge-watching comedies and reality TV. Lisa has a deep affection for Christmas, snowmen, all animals (but especially birds and dogs), and all things Disney. Most of all, she finds joy in being with the people she loves!


I hope my work with Living Beyond Breast Cancer will help validate the experiences of others who may be struggling to navigate a breast cancer diagnosis. There’s no guidebook for this and no such thing as perfection. We’re all doing the best we can, and that is enough.