A Look at Triple-Negative Breast Cancer From Every Angle
This Breast Cancer 360 Program took place in Denver, Colorado and was also streamed live to talk about triple-negative breast cancer, including some of the myths surrounding it and the research being done to find new treatments. The panel also discussed side effects, the unique emotional concerns for people with TNBC and how to find a support system.
About Our Panelists
Scot M. Sedlacek, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist and internal medicine physician with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. He specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and those at high risk for the disease. Dr. Sedlacek earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa and performed a residency at the University of California in San Francisco. He then completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He is very active in clinical research.
Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP is a board certified clinical health psychologist with over 25 years of professional experience with women and men with cancer, oncology health care providers and the cancer advocacy community. She routinely provides care to women across the life span with early and advanced breast, gynecologic and other cancer diagnoses before, during and after treatment, as well as women at “high risk” for cancer, and caregivers. Dr. Coons is a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board and the advisory committee for an advanced breast cancer survey for Novartis' oncology division.
Linda Cooper, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified oncology social worker. She joined Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in the spring of 2008. Linda has worked as a social worker in oncology and psychiatry services, hospitals and clinics, hospice programs, hospital emergency rooms, and geriatric settings. She is especially committed to working with older adults on their cancer journey and advocating for all cancer patients as they cope with quality of life issues.
Peggy Valdez Olivas
LBBC Breast Cancer Helpline volunteer, diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2008.