Events > Knowledge is power: The Black breast cancer experience 2022

Knowledge is power: The Black breast cancer experience

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Thu, Oct 27, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET | Add to Calendar

Thu, Nov 03, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET | Add to Calendar

Thu, Nov 10, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET | Add to Calendar

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Virtual

Cost

Free.
There is no fee to attend this program, but you must register in advance to access the live sessions.

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For more information contact programs@lbbc.org or call (855) 807-6386

About this series

The annual webinar series Knowledge is power: The Black breast cancer experience features discussions about disparities in breast cancer care, how to get the care you deserve, and tips for living well beyond your diagnosis. The series' speakers includes medical and wellness experts, as well as Black women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Our experts will share strategies and tactics you can use if, and when, faced with roadblocks to getting the care you deserve. You’ll also hear from Black women diagnosed with breast cancer on their experiences with navigating their diagnosis and how they overcame challenges to find their way forward.

This program is for those diagnosed with early-stage or metastatic breast cancer and the people in their lives that care about them. There is no fee to attend this program, but you must register in advance to access the live sessions.

Register now

Date and Time

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET | Add to Calendar

Thu, Nov 03, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET | Add to Calendar

Thu, Nov 10, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ET | Add to Calendar

Location

Virtual

Cost

Free.
There is no fee to attend this program, but you must register in advance to access the live sessions.

Register now

Download flyer

For more information contact programs@lbbc.org or call (855) 807-6386

About this series

The annual webinar series Knowledge is power: The Black breast cancer experience features discussions about disparities in breast cancer care, how to get the care you deserve, and tips for living well beyond your diagnosis. The series' speakers includes medical and wellness experts, as well as Black women diagnosed with breast cancer.

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About the sessions

Understanding your treatment path

October 27 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Moderator: Tiah Tomlin-Harris
Speaker: Evelyn Taiwo, MD
Panelists: Novella Brown, Atiba Page

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, now what?

This session will help you navigate the early days of a breast cancer diagnosis. You will hear from a medical expert on the standard of care, treatment plans for various subtypes of breast cancer, ways to manage side effects, and the basics of clinical trials. You will also hear from a panel of black women, sharing their experiences with breast cancer.

Evelyn Taiwo, MD
Assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine
Attending physician at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Novella Brown
Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2021

Atiba Page
Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2019

The cost of cancer: Work, financial, and insurance matters

November 3 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Moderator: Tiah Tomlin-Harris
Speaker: Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq

Treatment for breast cancer affects all aspects of life. Research has shown that the total cost of treatment can range from $100,000 to $300,000. This session will help you navigate the financial burden of cancer treatment, including out of pocket healthcare costs, insurance, disability, and your rights in the workplace.

Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq
CEO of Triage Cancer
Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles

We are family: Navigating relationships

November 10 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Moderator: Tiah Tomlin-Harris
Speaker: Stephanie Broadnax Broussard, LCSW, ACHP-S
Panelists: Latoya Bolds-Johnson, Nomoya Tinch

Getting diagnosed with breast cancer can put a strain on all types of relationships. In this session, you will hear from a panel of black women, sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of thriving with and from breast cancer and their relationships with their loved ones. You will also hear from a psychosocial expert to share tips and tools for having the relationship you want with yourself and with those you love.

Stephanie Broadnax Broussard, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW)
Advanced certified hospice and palliative care social worker (ACHP-SW)
Certified advanced care planning facilitator and trainer

Latoya Bolds-Johnson
Diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2021

Nomoya Malcolm
Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, 2021

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About

Knowledge is Power: The Black breast cancer experience is co-created by Living Beyond Breast Cancer staff and our Black Breast Cancer Advisory Council and Board, which includes leaders of partner organizations: the Chrysalis Initiative, For the Breast of Us, My Style Matters, Tigerlily Foundation, Touch the Black Breast Cancer Alliance, and select members of LBBC Board of Directors and LBBC Medical Advisory Board.

Black Breast Cancer Advisory Council

CHAIR: Jamil Rivers, The Chrysalis Initiative

Vivian Jolley Bea, MD, FACS, Weill Cornell Medicine
Shanda Cooper, MSc, Tigerlily Foundation
Ricki Fairley, TOUCH: the Black Breast Cancer Alliance
Atiba Page, LBBC Board of Directors
Marissa Thomas, For the Breast of Us

Black Breast Cancer Advisory Board

Roberta Albany
Monique Gary, DO, MSc, FACS
Felicia Johnson
Gina Range
Crystal Thompson
Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LCSW
Stephanie Walker

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Speakers

Evelyn Taiwo, MD

Speaker, Understanding your treatment path

Evelyn Taiwo, MD is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and attending physician at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Taiwo served in a leadership role as the director of the breast cancer center overseeing the operations, research activities, clinical care delivery, and education at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

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Novella Brown

Panelist, Understanding your treatment path

Novella Brown is a single mom of one child, a foster mom of over 90 children including some additional family members, and a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after she discovered dimples on her right breast after showering one day.

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Atiba Page

Panelist, Understanding your treatment path

Diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in February 2019, Atiba has had over 100 doctor visits, 6 rounds of chemotherapy, over 30 rounds of radiation treatments, a single right mastectomy, as well as gamma knife and MRI thermal ablation brain surgery. Atiba reports that she has no evidence of disease (NED) since May 2020.

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Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq

Speaker, The cost of cancer: Work, financial, and insurance matters

Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization providing free education on practical and legal issues that may impact individuals coping with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

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Stephanie Broadnax Broussard, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Speaker, We are family: Navigating relationships

Stephanie Broadnax Broussard, LCSW, ACHP-SW is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), advanced certified hospice and palliative care social worker (ACHP-SW), and a certified advanced care planning facilitator and trainer. Stephanie is the director of palliative care and social work at Texas Oncology and a therapist in private practice.

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Latoya Bolds-Johnson

Panelist, We are family: Navigating relationships

Latoya Bolds-Johnson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently lives in the nation's capital with her loving husband and three young daughters. Latoya was diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer in July 2021 when she was 36 years old.

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Nomoya Malcolm

Panelist, We are family: Navigating relationships

Nomoya Malcolm is a native of Washington, D.C.,. She was preparing to return to the work world and celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary in 2019 when Nomoya was diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer.

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Tiah Tomlin-Harris

Moderator, Knowledge is power: Black breast cancer experience

Tiah Tomlin-Harris was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2015. She is an advisor, guest speaker, team member, camp buddy, volunteer, and support group facilitator for a variety of organizations that focus on women’s and breast health, including serving as a Young Advocate for LBBC.

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