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Dr. Marisa Weiss: Visionary Advocate for Women With Breast Cancer

 
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Dr. Marisa Weiss: A Visionary Advocate for Women With Breast Cancer Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Dr. Weiss

For reasons such as her extensive website and the fact that she has made an impact on roughly 27 million people globally over the past 10 years, Dr. Weiss is known as a visionary advocate for women’s breast health.

Some of her accomplishments include authoring four critically acclaimed books regarding breast health, and founding a support organization called Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC). She speaks at international breast health conferences, and writes a column called Think Pink, Live Green regarding environmental health factors.

When asked about being called a visionary advocate, Dr. Weiss responded humbly, acknowledging how powerful this role is.

“It’s an honor to have the privilege to take care of someone,” said Dr. Weiss, “I want to give each person the full life view where she has a chance of really combatting things and never has to see the problem at hand again.”

As a doctor, she knows that many people are relying on her for information. As a breast cancer survivor herself, she personally understands that some things that might seem trivial to someone not affected by the disease are actually quite critical to someone battling breast cancer.

She has been through many situations similar to those that her patients face. Thus she has a truer understanding of how they need to be treated, as opposed to a doctor who does not know the disease personally.

During my interview with Dr. Weiss, both of us spoke about the ways breast cancer has affected us personally.

I told her about my mother’s battle. She told me that during hers, the main daily affirmation that she lived by was this: “My life is my greatest gift from which I can share with others.” She said that she still lives by that affirmation today.

In keeping with this power statement, Dr. Weiss opens her heart to her patients and makes sure that they understand how important their lives are to her.

Dr. Marisa Weiss is not only a breast cancer specialist. She is a pioneer, finding new ways of providing the most substantial care.

Marisa Weiss, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, President and Founder. BreastCancer.org. Retrieved July 27 2016.
http://www.breastcancer.org/about_us/bod/marisa_weiss 

U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics. Breast Cancer.org. Retrieved August 3 2016.
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

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