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In this episode of Breast Cancer Conversations, founder Laura Carfang turns the tables and interviews Board Director Abigail Johnston about her experience, living with metastatic breast cancer and her involvement as a fierce patient advocate. Abigail shares her inspiring story of being a change maker and connector within the breast cancer community, while also being a mom, wife, and cat momma. You can expect to be empowered by Abigail's words of wisdom and continued commitment to improving the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
[00:02:30] Living with metastatic disease.
[00:05:53] Genetic testing during fertility treatment.
[00:08:26] Genetic testing and family planning.
[00:11:39] Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer.
[00:17:11] Breastfeeding and breast cancer.
[00:19:54] Breast cancer diagnosis.
[00:25:26] Tumor markers and medical mistake.
[00:28:41] Doctor's empathy towards cancer diagnosis.
[00:32:49] The Limitations of Medical Tests.
[00:37:12] Caregiving and Therapy.
[00:41:01] Finding a cancer-experienced therapist.
[00:48:00] Metastatic Breast Cancer Research.
[00:49:29] Developing medication for early stage.
[00:53:00] Non-medical management in healthcare.
[00:56:29] Patient advocacy and empowerment.
[01:01:02] Surviving survivorship.
Survivingbreastcancer.org (SBC) was created in 2017 to help fill the gaps in breast cancer support, education, and resources. It was founded by Laura Carfang, who was recently diagnosed at that time in her early 30’s. Since 2017, SBC has grown exponentially, serving members in the global breast cancer community. Over these past few years the SBC website has been visited by community members (over 1,000,000 page views) across 120+ plus countries, and Laura’s podcast, Breast Cancer Conversations has been listened to in over 80 countries.
Leveraging technology and breaking down barriers to access and information, SBC puts the patient first, educating, encouraging and inspiring advocacy. Community members are encouraged to participate in the various free programming, events and services and are all invited to contribute to resolving the growing needs of this population.Support the show