May 10, 2023
Episode 1

Hearing, Processing, and Sharing “the News”

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Aleta joins the show to share her battle with breast cancer. Her story begins with her diagnosis and what it was like to share the news with her family. She continues on to talk about going through treatment, only to have the cancer come back and eventually lead her to have a double mastectomy. Washington University radiologist and chief of breast imaging at the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Debbie Bennett, MD, and Washington University clinical psychologist Jennie Romo, PsyD, shed light on the importance of mental and emotional support during those hard days, as well as the therapeutic resources Siteman offers.

“This is Cancer” is brought to you by Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and produced at Spot Content Studio in St. Louis, MO.

For more information on topics discussed in this episode, go to:
https://siteman.wustl.edu/prevention/mammography/locations/mammography-van/
https://siteman.wustl.edu/visiting/patient-and-family-services/siteman-psychology-service/

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