Mark Metcalf

Survivor Stories, pt.4

By - Nov 11th, 2010 04:00 am

Theresa Reagan

In the last month, several Milwaukee women have been willing to share their own personal breast cancer stories on this podcast. Their experiences ranged from optimistic recovery stories to mournful losses. Though their individual experiences and outcomes varied, one thing that each guest shared was a sense of utter helplessness upon their own diagnosis.

In Milwaukee, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, or ABCD for short, was formed to offer hope and restore a sense of empowerment to women experiencing a similar sense of hopelessness.

ABCD is a vast network of resources and mentors that work with women, men and families who have been affected by breast cancer, offering support and other services at any stage — from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, also offering support in times of grief.

Backstage closes the series with Theresa Reagan, a survivor (thanks to early detection) who also serves on the board of ABCD. Together they discuss misconceptions about the disease and its treatment, and how information, awareness and person-to-person support can be invaluable resources for families coping with cancer.

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