Lena, from Listen to Lena, hosted this informative and empowering event, where we listened to Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley speak about the heartening breast cancer statistics (breast cancer deaths have decreased by 42% since the peak in 1986), as well as inspirational stories from a cancer survivor.
|Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley from St. Michael’s Hospital|
- Ask her how she’s doing. This seems simple, but many people are too afraid to ask.
- Volunteer to accompany her to doctor’s appointments; if so, take notes because she may be too overwhelmed to remember everything
- Ask her what she needs. It may be helping out with meals or babysitting her kids for an afternoon… ask so that your time/resources are concentrated on what she would find most helpful.
Breast cancer is a horrible disease, but we can all be empowered to enrich the lives of the women around us who are battling it. Through supporting each other and arming ourselves with knowledge about our own family’s cancer history and ways we can take better care of our bodies, we are taking baby steps towards a future where the word cancer doesn’t seem as scary.
Find out more at HerHistory.ca.