Episode 1: Izabela Gardula (Breast Cancer at 33)

“I’m going to wake up and it’s not going to be breast cancer. It’s just going to be a cyst.” – Izabela Gardula

IMG_4945Izabela was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer when she was 33 years old in 2016. Since her diagnosis, she has become an incredible breast cancer advocate for women who are newly diagnosed and those going through treatment. On this episode,  Izabela is open and honest about her experience. She shares what it’s like to find out you have breast cancer, when results don’t always go your way, and what it’s like to come face to face with a grizzly bear (literally!) after going through cancer treatment.

What we mention on this episode:

The tradition Izabela started to celebrate the end of chemotherapy

Use of nurse navigators to help with diagnosis and treatment

Use of a port during chemotherapy

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Instagram @izabela_gdd

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Twitter @drteplinsky

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