BC-053 Part 1: BeatCancer Board Member Emeritus, Andrea Anderson, Speaks Candidly about the first 24 hours after Diagnosis of Breast Cancer While PregnantMay 13, 2019 | Author: BeatCancer.Org
Andrea Anderson was at the top of her career and running on coffee, sugar and adrenaline. As a runner and an athlete she thought she was very healthy. Because her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39, she had 3 mammograms in her 30s with nothing detected and no mention of dense breasts. She started IVF cycles at the age of 39. For the next 2 1/2 years she loaded her body with hormones and eventually became pregnant. At week 30 of her pregnancy, May 2015 she went to her OB/GYN appointment and told her doctor she found a lump.
Andrea bravely takes us on her journey through her biopsy and diagnosis of aggressive Stage 2B / Stage 3 breast cancer, and her emotional experience of deciding on treatment, reflecting on her lifestyle choices, dealing with information overload and coping with the fear and anger that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.
Listen to this podcast for a raw account of Andrea’s experience with the industry, with chemotherapy,with alternative treatments, and with finding the bless in the mess. She wants people to have the benefit of her experience and she is available for personal support and encouragement.
You can also contact her directly through her health and wellness site at Nutrition Commission for support and information.