Joanne Hayashi was diagnosed in 2015 with stage III triple-negative breast cancer, at the age of 33. She underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy, lumpectomy, and radiation. Although clinically diagnosed as triple-negative, her tumor was slightly hormone positive (5%), and she is currently taking tamoxifen for it.
Joanne is part of LBBC’s inaugural Community Connector class and is passionate about sharing LBBC’s resources with local survivors in her community.
She loves traveling, cooking, and trying new foods. She lives with her cat, husband, parents, sister,
brother-in- law, and 2 nieces in Kaneohe, Hawaii. It’s a lot of work to meal plan and cook for everyone in the house, but she likes the challenge of finding healthy recipes that everyone can eat.