Anna uses her compelling experience of facing a life-threating disease at age 27 to inspire young women to thrive in the face of adversity with strength, confidence, and style.
She uses her platform of over 14,000 followers to advocate for patient empowerment, education and improved resources for young women facing breast cancer. Her story and her blog have been featured in US News & World Report, NC Blue Cross Blue Shield, CBS17 and Raleigh News & Observer.
Anna’s writing has also been featured on Women’s Health, AnaOno, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Young Survival Coalition, IHadCancer, Healthline, and more. In addition to writing, Anna serves as a consultant for retail brands and healthcare companies to create effective and meaningful breast cancer campaigns focused on patient advocacy.
She serves on the CDC Advisory Committee for Young Women with Breast Cancer and advises on patient experience, patient advocacy and survivorship.
Her blog was included in the Healthline Best Blogs of 2019, IHadCancer Best Blogs of 2018 and 2019. You will also find her on social media.
History with the Condition
Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27 and underwent a double mastectomy, reconstruction, and 3+ years of hormone blocking therapy. After taking a break to start a family post-cancer, she will return to hormone blocking therapy. Anna hopes by sharing her cancer and fertility experience she can inspire other young adults to take ownership of their health, rebuild self-confidence and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.
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