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

Knowledge is power: The Black breast cancer experience

Date and Time

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Thu, Nov 03, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Thu, Nov 10, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Location

Virtual

Cost

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

Watch session recordings

Download resource guide

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.

Event details

Our experts share strategies and tactics you can use if, and when, faced with roadblocks to getting the care you deserve. You 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.

View or listen to the session recordings below.

Download resource guide

Date and Time

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Thu, Nov 03, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Thu, Nov 10, 2022 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET

Location

Virtual

Cost

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

Watch session recordings

Download resource guide

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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Session I: 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

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Session II: 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
Panelist: Kiana Wooten

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

Kiana Wooten
Diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in 2019 

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Session III: 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; Thomasina Butler; Marilyn Drew Thomas, MA

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

Thomasina Butler
Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2005

Marilyn Drew Thomas, MA
Diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in 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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Kiana Wooten

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

Kiana Wooten was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in October 2019 at the age of 34. Her treatment plan included genetic testing, chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy, as well as hormone therapy for five years. She has opted to be flat because of serious complications during her reconstruction process.

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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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Thomasina Butler

Panelist, We are family: Navigating relationships

Thomasina Butler, a retired nursing technician, wants to help people with metastatic breast cancer get factual information about wellness and support from evidence-based sources. She is a published author of two books and a writer of short stories and poetry.

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Marilyn Drew Thomas, MA

Panelist, We are family: Navigating relationships

Marilyn Drew Thomas, MA, was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in January 2021, while still grieving the loss of her beloved husband of 41 years to cancer in 2019. Her incredible sons, who had been caregivers for their father, rallied and cared for her when she was diagnosed—praying, of course, for a better outcome after having lost their dad. Despite the triple-grief-loss of her life partner, the pandemic, and breast cancer, she is grateful for her many blessings: prayers, family, and great medical care.

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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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