March 2019 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.
In March, Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Ask the Expert featured 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. They answered your questions, shared resources and gave you practical tips on how to stay grounded as you wait for treatment to start.
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