Episode 6: Amanda Blauvelt (Breast Cancer at 32)


“Take it one step at a time. Get your team together. That includes your friends, family — who is going to be there.”

Amanda Blauvelt is a hairstylist who was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at age of 32. She had chemotherapy, surgery and radiation and she thought she was in the clear until she was diagnosed with a second triple negative breast cancer. She talks about her experience with treatment the second time around, how she is thriving through chemotherapy, and her diagnosis of a BRCA gene mutation. She also shares some really helpful expert advice about how to take care of your scalp once hair falls out during chemotherapy.

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What we mention on this episode/great resources:

Valley Hospital Breast Center

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FDA approves atezolizumab for triple negative metastatic breast cancer

Information about BRCA 1/2 gene mutations

Zentangle Method

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3 thoughts

  1. Bravo Amanda! Glad to see you following my approach to living following a life altering event: Take one step at a time.
    Love you always,
    Aunt Janet

  2. I listened today and have never been so proud of you – you are an inspiration to anyone who is going through this difficult journey – I am always here for you and always will be – thank you to dr teplinsky for taking the time to get to know women and their individual stories – hopefully they can inspire others to get through this battle and educate others –

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