Welcome to our podcasts. This is where you can listen deeply to authentic conversations and lived experiences featuring people diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a place to hear your specific concerns voiced and addressed, to discover what experts and advocates are saying—and doing—out in the world, and to find the inspiration you need to live beyond.
Can and Did: Candid conversations with young women about breast cancer
Five inspiring individuals share their experiences about the impact of breast cancer on their lives and what they did to steer a path forward. They want you to know that you CAN find your way forward after a breast cancer diagnosis because they DID find ways to cope and regain control. Topics that matter, such as navigating mental health conditions, career and workplace decisions, complementary therapies, and fertility issues, are discussed. Learn more.
Episode 1: Navigating breast cancer & bipolar disorder: Deb's story
In this episode, Deb shares her journey of navigating bipolar disorder and metastatic breast cancer. She wants you to know that you CAN handle breast cancer and mental health challenges because she DID. Learn about Deb’s experiences and discover her coping strategies as she narrates her story and then chats with Jean Sachs, LBBC’s CEO.
Episode 2: When a physician becomes a breast cancer patient: Cheryl’s story
In episode two of LBBC’s new Can and Did podcast, Cheryl, a physician, wife, and mother of three, shares how being diagnosed with breast cancer while pursuing her dream job as a physician affected her sense of self. She talks candidly about how she’s been affected and how she’s moving forward. Learn about her experiences as Cheryl narrates her story and then chats with Jean Sachs, LBBC’s CEO.
Listening to the podcasts has helped soften me to the grief of this entire journey and help me name feelings and experiences that I might not have named for myself yet.
Episode 3: Managing workplace issues after a breast cancer diagnosis: Tiffany’s story
In episode three of LBBC’s new Can and Did podcast, Tiffany, a busy marketing executive, shares her story about being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer while balancing a demanding new job. Tiffany had to make difficult decisions about her health and career, ultimately discovering self-care strategies to lead a more balanced and “zen” life. Learn about her experiences as Tiffany narrates her story and then chats with Jean Sachs, LBBC’s CEO.
Episode 4: Complementary therapies and MBC: Amanda’s story
Amanda was always on the go, managing the schedules of her three children while pursuing a master’s degree and climbing the ladder at work. After her stage IV diagnosis, she’s discovered the transformative power of holistic therapies and found a new, healthier approach to living. Learn about her experiences as Amanda narrates her story and then chats with Jean Sachs, LBBC’s CEO.
Episode 5: Having a baby after a breast cancer diagnosis: Meghan’s story
Meghan, a physical therapist and lacrosse coach, successfully became a mom after an early-stage and then a stage IV breast cancer diagnosis. She shares her story about affording and undergoing fertility perseveration, having a baby via a gestational carrier, and coping with her diagnosis. Learn about Meghan’s determination to have her beautiful baby girl with her husband, Ben, as she narrates her story and then chats with Jean Sachs, LBBC’s CEO.
This podcast was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1 U58DP006672, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
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