Ask the Expert: Searching for Answers After Diagnosis
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may find yourself wondering “Why did this happen to me? What am I supposed to do now? How can I prepare for what’s coming?”
It’s common to feel overwhelmed while you wait for treatment to start. Knowing where and how to get the information you need to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult and hard to manage.
During the program, LBBC staff member Lynn Folkman Auspitz, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2009, and oncology social worker Gregory D. Garber, MSW, LCSW, director of Oncology Support Services at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, will answer your questions, share resources and give you practical tips on how to stay grounded as you wait for treatment to start.
We welcome you to submit questions ahead of time, and we will try to answer as many as we can during the broadcast. Viewers can ask questions live during the program. If you wish to ask a question anonymously, please submit it ahead of time.
We will answer as many questions as possible, but we cannot answer all questions submitted.
Remember: we cannot provide diagnoses, medical consultations or specific treatment recommendations. This service is designed for educational and informational purposes only. The information is general in nature. For specific healthcare questions or concerns, consult your healthcare provider because treatment varies with individual circumstances. The content is not intended in any way to substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.
Lynn Folkman Auspitz
Lynn is Living Beyond Breast Cancer's manager of community engagement, which means everything volunteer related. She manages and implements the LBBC national volunteer initiatives, including the Breast Cancer Helpline. Lynn has more than 25 years of professional experience in special events, meeting planning, operations, marketing and communications in the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. Read more.
Gregory D. Garber MSW, LCSW, is director of Oncology Support Services at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. With more than 20 years of experience as an oncology social worker, Mr. Garber has worked extensively with people diagnosed with cancer as well as their families, helping them better the quality of their lives before, during and following treatment. Read more.