Episode 2: Katie Kashmanian (Inflammatory Breast Cancer at 50)

“The biggest surprise of all was how hard it was after I was done with treatment and to try to struggle back to a sense of normal.” – Katie Kashmanian

Katie is a middle school principal and was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2014 right before she was supposed to travel to China to adopt her son. Despite the fact that she had to go through aggressive chemotherapy, her oncologists told her “go get him!” — and she did.


In this episode, Katie talks about how she coped with her diagnosis and treatment, how she dealt with the aftermath and how she is spreading the word about inflammatory breast cancer. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

What we mention on this episode:

All about inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Importance of clinical trials in cancer treatment

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