HP 330: Lisa Brown - Guest Speaker
HP 330: Lisa Brown - Guest Speaker HP 330
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Brummett on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HP 330 at Wichita State University taught by Dr. Paul Danner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 49 views. For similar materials see Cancer: Perspectives and Controversies in Health Professions at Wichita State University.
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Date Created: 09/25/16
September 15, 2016 Cancer Awareness: Lisa Brown • 3 time cancer survivor • She had melanoma, breast cancer, and leukemia (APL) o Surgery for melanoma o Lumpectomy and radiation (for preventative measures) for breast cancer o 38 days in hospital and outpatient chemo for the APL • She is saved by early detection • When in a doctors office she had a “God moment” when being proactive and asking her physician to do blood work, which is when the Leukemia was found • None of her cancers were related to each other; this is extremely rare • Things that have helped her throughout her journey: o Faith in God o Spiritual health o Positive attitude was key o Able to work though most of the treatment § Kept focusing on other things other than cancer o Unbelievable support system o Amazing healthcare workers § Positive attitude § Empathy § Key to remember that healthcare workers are human § A little love goes a long way o Struggled with managing her pain o Family kept her going o “Chemo-brain” is a real thing § Issues with memory o Setting goals was key o Learning about the cancer that was attacking her body o Staying physically active • Do not let cancer define who the person is • Must more appreciative of everyday life things, now that this has happened to her • You never know what people are going through – keep that in mind.
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