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April 19, 2022

Share Your Story: Jennifer Smrz

Share Your Story: Jennifer Smrz

After Jenn was diagnosed with breast cancer at 43 followed by five surgeries and 18 months of treatment, coupled with dealing with anxiety/depression, she is passionate about helping others by sharing coping strategies and helping them take control of their lives. She has made it her passion project to share her research and educate people on the importance of reading labels and knowing what ingredients are in our foods and household products.

  • 01:32: I found a small marble-sized lump on my left breast. 
  • 03:20: They learned of a tumor that was deep in my chest cavity. 
  • 04:59: What kind of surgeries were they? 
  • 06:59: It sounds like you finished up treatment, both chemo, and radiation before Christmas 2019. 
  • 08:16: How did Covid affect your follow-up? 
  • 11:05: Everything has been on my left side.  
  • 13:17: They would pump me up and they had to do it quite slow.  
  • 14:25: What was your worst moment? 
  • 16:34: Did you hear my experience in the mammogram? 
  • 18:04: What is one thing you wish you had known at the very beginning of your cancer journey? 
  • 20:10: I wasn't excited about having my fifth surgery.  
  • 20:48: If you could only do one no more to one thing to improve health care in Canada what would it be? 
  • 22:05: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 23:01: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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