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Pathways to Hope: Navigating the Breast Cancer Journey with Victoria Smart (Ep. 34)

Pathways to Hope: Navigating the Breast Cancer Journey with Victoria Smart (Ep. 34)

Breast cancer remains a significant health challenge facing millions of women today, with early detection and access to quality care being crucial in the fight against this pervasive disease.

Let’s tackle the tough conversations and navigate the journey together.

In this episode, Barbara Archer speaks with Victoria Smart, Senior Vice President of Mission for the Susan G. Komen organization, the world’s largest breast cancer organization with over $3 billion in investments in breast cancer research, advocacy, and patient support to date. They have an insightful discussion on the different types of breast cancer, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment choices, emotional and psychological impact, and post-recovery options and challenges.

Victoria Smart discusses: 

  • Best practices to improve the chance of early detection
  • What patients may expect while undergoing treatment and navigating various options
  • Effective coping strategies and lifestyle changes to aid the fight against breast cancer
  • How friends and family of a breast cancer patient can build a strong support system
  • Advancements in breast cancer research (including the advocacy and efforts of Susan G. Komen)
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Victoria Smart is the Senior Vice President of Mission for the Susan G. Komen organization, the world’s largest breast cancer organization with over $3 billion in investments in breast cancer research, advocacy, and patient support to date. 

Victoria leads Komen’s research and scientific strategies, including the Big Data for Breast Cancer program, which seeks to bring innovation to patients faster, the Komen Patient Care Center serving over 55,0000 annually and Komen’s Center for Public Policy advocating for patient protection and access to care.

Victoria has been working in the fight against cancer for nearly 25 years, beginning her career with the American Association for Cancer Research. 

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