More Than Pink: Types of Survivorship and Its Effects with Dr. Dawn Hershman

Dr. Dawn Hershman, Columbia University Medical Center, Komen Scholar

Dawn Hershman is a tenured professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University, where she leads their breast cancer program, and a nationally recognized expert in breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. She is also a Komen Scholar. In this episode, Hershman discusses the different struggles of survivorship and coping with the emotional effects of the treatment. After the treatment, survivors grapple with what has happened to them and the possibility of recurrence in the future. Many struggle with both the health and financial issues they are left with in the aftermath of treatment.

“Decisions around cancer are not what they were 10 years ago when it was all about stage. And they are not just talking about molecular phenotyping.”

– Dr. Debra Patt, talking about the new conversations happening in health care.

Hosted by Suzanne Stone

A proven leader in building long term community partnership opportunities, Suzanne Stone brings innovative ideas to support Komen Greater CETX’s mission in fighting breast cancer. Stone has gained experience in outreach and education, volunteer programs, donor development and fundraising over her professional career. Stone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radio, Television and Film from Texas Christian university and is certified in non-profit management. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach to catch waves on her surfboard, paddle boarding and watching baseball games.

About the More Than Pink Podcast

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