"Take control of your health and be an advocate: you can beat the odds and outlive cancer."
Here's what I cover with Penny Casselman in this episode:
1. What does the experience of being diagnosed with cancer look like for someone who has already lost their mother to the same disease?
2. How can genetic testing help inform and shape a treatment plan for cancer?
3. What choices did Penny Casselman make to ensure she was on the right side of the ground and to reduce her risk of cancer reoccurrence?
Penny Casselman is a 45-year-old advocate for her own health who has outlived her mother's metastatic breast cancer. She is a doer who has undergone a radical hysterectomy, bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and a year of Herceptin, as well as a Zometa infusion to lower her risk of recurrence.
"I made the decision to have everything taken out so I would not have a constant worry. I was very happy to step up and let them have it all so that I would not have a constant worry."
Penny Casselman is a 45-year-old advocate for her own health who has outlived her mother's metastatic breast cancer. She is a doer who has gone through a radical hysterectomy, bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, and a year of herceptin, as well as a Zometa infusion to lower her risk of recurrence.
Penny Casselman was a young girl when she tragically lost her mother to metastatic breast cancer. As an adult, she was an advocate for her own health and took early steps for detection. On her 45th birthday, she received a letter for a mammogram and ultrasound. Upon further investigation, Penny found out she was BRCA2 positive and underwent chemo, a lumpectomy, a bilateral mastectomy, and a radical hysterectomy. Despite the intense treatments, she is now at a 1% recurrence rate and is grateful to be alive every morning.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
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Penny Casselman is a certified life coach and keynote speaker. After navigating a breast cancer diagnosis, she’s passionate about empowering clients to evolve and create a life that has them jumping out of bed to start their day. She’s also the author of How To Get A Free Boob Job.