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Advice From Doctors Who Had Breast Cancer

Oct 18, 2021

Marisa Weiss, M.D., Breastcancer.org chief medical officer, spoke with Lynn Jeffers, M.D., MBA, FACS, and Anne Peled, M.D. about their experience as dual citizens — both doctors and breast cancer patients. All three women have had breast cancer, which has influenced how they help and support their patients with firsthand knowledge of a diagnosis and treatment.

The doctors share what they learned during that transformative chapter in their lives, and provide tips encouraging everyone to be an active part of their own care. They discussed ideas for how someone can improve communication with their doctors, prepare for appointments, be involved in shared-decision making, and advocate for their needs.

About the guest
 
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Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS

Dignity Health

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Anne Peled, MD

Anne Peled, MD, is a breast cancer surgeon and plastic surgeon and co-director of the Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center Breast Cancer Program in San Francisco, CA.

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Marisa C. Weiss, MD

Dr. Weiss is regarded as a visionary advocate for her innovative and steadfast approach to informing individuals to protect their breast health and overcome the challenges of breast cancer. Dr. Weiss currently practices at Lankenau Medical Center, where she serves as director of breast radiation oncology and director of breast health outreach. Learn more.

— Last updated on April 7, 2022, 1:56 PM

 
Merck

Special thanks to Merck for sponsoring this webinar.