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Becoming Your Own Advocate

Kim Irvine talks about what it means to be your own advocate and steps you can take to be an advocate.
Mar 13, 2020
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Kim was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 31 years old; her second diagnosis came four years later at age 35. Her treatments included surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, all while being a mother to two young children. Currently, she has no evidence of disease. Kim attributes her survivorship to her faith, strength, hope, and passion. She has recently published a memoir about her breast cancer experience titled STRONG(ER+): Becoming My Own Best Advocate and Discovering My Purpose. By sharing her story as a two-time cancer survivor, Kim aims to empower others to be advocates in their healthcare decisions.

Listen to the podcast to hear Kim discuss:

  • what it means to be your own advocate

  • how being an advocate gives you some control over situations you may feel you have no control over

  • 10 steps you can take to help you be your own best advocate

About the guest
 
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Kimberly Irvine

Kimberly Irvine is a two-time breast cancer survivor, passionate advocate, consultant, and CEO of her Chicago firm at kimberlyirvine.com.

— Last updated on May 3, 2022, 3:48 PM

 
 
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