Advocating as a Man With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Advocating as a Man With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Michael Kovarik, an advocate for metastatic breast cancer and men living with breast cancer, shares his story.
Aug 14, 2018
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Listen to the podcast to hear Michael talk about:

  • the importance of the doctor-patient relationship

  • the importance of a support system

  • deciding not to let fear run his life

  • becoming an advocate and sharing his story

  • how being stage IV has helped him live his truth

Sadly, Michael passed away from metastatic breast cancer in September 2021. We are forever grateful he was a part of the Breastcancer.org community.

About the guest
 
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Michael Kovarik

Michael Kovarik was a retired elementary school teacher diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. He was the author of Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer and the former host of the Healing Journeys with Michael Kovarik radio show. He was also one of the people profiled in Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told, a campaign to increase public awareness of metastatic breast cancer. Since his metastatic diagnosis, Michael participated in a number of advocacy organizations, including the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, the MBC Alliance, and METAvivor.

Sadly, Michael passed away from metastatic breast cancer in September 2021. We are forever grateful he was a part of the Breastcancer.org community.



— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:49 PM

 
 
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