Episode 1: From Fearful to Fearless – Getting Educated About Your Cancer

LIVE on Facebook on Thursday January 28th, 2021

A cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. In an instant, you’re thrust into a world that is completely foreign to you, without an anchor and oftentimes without a guide. In this episode, Ines Rodriguez, Breast Cancer Survivor and Clinical Nurse Educator does what she does best – the importance of helping patient understand their treatment options and journey.  Ines and Tigerlily Foundation ANGEL advocate Na’Diah Smith, an early-stage breast cancer warrior, and Tori Gieb, a metastatic breast cancer (mBC) advocate share challenges they experienced, what helped them to better understand their diagnosis and “right for me” treatment options.  We are also joined by Patient Mentor, Edwina Lantigua, who shares her experiences working with young women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Patients need reliable treatment information and research updates from sources they trust. This episode helps to educate, inspire and build community, so no one thinks they’re alone.

Host: 

Maimah Karmo – Breast Cancer Survivor & Founder, Tigerlily Foundation

Guests:

  • Ines Rodriguez, RN Breast Cancer Survivor & Clinical Nurse Educator, Puma Biotechnology
  • Edwina Lantingua, Patient Mentor, Puma Biotechnology
  • Na’Diah Smith, Early Breast Cancer Survivor and Tigerlily ANGEL advocate
  • Tori Gieb, Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivor and Tigerlily Advocate

Takeaway:

We are excited to provide our community with an early breast cancer (eBC) planning guide, empowering patients to become their own best advocates about their health.