Terminal Breast Cancer Survivor Attributes From

Uploaded by drjayharness on 25.01.2012

>>> TAMI BOEHMER:I am going to give you three common attributes that people who had beaten
the odds of a terminal diagnosis have shared:

They never give up! No matter what their prognosis,
no matter whether their treatments failed, they were definitely people you would consider
perseverant, and that goes for being proactive patients both on medical level: asking lots
of questions, going to seek other opinions and/or on a holistic level where they are
talking about lifestyle, diet, exercise, meditation, or prayer. It is all part of this, you know,
that they are going to do whatever it takes to have a good outcome.

They give back to
others! That’s something I found from talking to many of these that I call “miracle survivors.”
They have, lot of them have, started their own organizations, some are just getting back
in small ways by just being there for people who have a cancer diagnosis. By doing that,
you are getting yourself outside yourself. You are giving back to others, giving purpose
to your life, and for me it is almost like a way of making sense of having this disease.
It’s like I feel, on a spiritual level, that the more I give the more I receive back
and everyone I talk to shares this.

That they have a really good support system in
place. Back with the family, there could be friends. It could be something online. I am
on facebook all the time, I have an amazing community that I can share with, people I
have never met, and there are online support groups that you can go to. There are just
a lot of resources out there where people can provide financial assistance in addition
to support, meals or transportation, so I encourage everyone to take advantage of that.
You are not in this alone.

So, I have given you three common attributes of people who
had beaten me odds. I believe if you try to follow what I found to be successful for others
that you really could stack the deck in your favor.
Hi, I am Dr. Jay Harness and I want to share with you important information that I believe
that every newly diagnosed patient with breast cancer needs to know.
Susan Denver: I am a breast cancer survivor.
Katherine Stockton: I am a breast cancer survivor.
Coree: I am a breast cancer survivor.
Susan Denver: And I want every woman to know…
Katherine Stockton: …about personalized breast cancer treatment…
Susan Denver: …and the genomic test.
Coree: A test that helps guide a woman and her doctor…
Katherine Stockton: …to the best treatment options for her.
Susan Denver: Pass it on!