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Comedy and Cancer With Jesse Case: The Laughs Are Real

By on November 19th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

 29-year-old comedian Jesse Case and his family connected to three years ago when his aunt was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Last month, we brought you part one of this interview.

“I have no idea why I’m wearing a lei,” Jesse writes from his parents’ house in Nashville. He’s sending what photos he can find. Most pictures of Jesse performing standup are back in …

Comedian Jesse Case Podcasts Through Metastatic Cancer

By on October 22nd, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge

Jesse Case was living in Los Angeles, performing nightly standup shows, and co-hosting the comedy podcast Probably Science when his aunt was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. He and his family became frequent visitors to as she was going through treatment, sharing information and spending time in the stage IV Discussion Board forums.

At the same time, Jesse was going through his own health …

“Hello, Beautiful People!” A Tribute to Pam Notaro

By on October 16th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Pam Notaro had just taken over as office manager at Medical Broadcasting Company, a digital health agency in Philadelphia where I worked, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her energy was immediate and different. I didn’t get to know her well until after I’d completed treatment a year later. She was pure Italian vital force from South Philly — beautiful, salty, radiant, hilariously blunt …

Our Friends Answer: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015

By on October 2nd, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

We reached out to our Facebook community with this question:  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Are there issues you feel are not getting enough attention?

Our Facebook users had a lot to say about breast cancer, screening, treatment, and much more. Here’s a sampling:


“More attention to highlight the illnesses that can increase the risk of breast cancer, i.e., polycystic ovaries!”

 Screening and diagnosis

Staying Present With Laurel May Bond

By on July 15th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

In April of this year, San Francisco software innovator Brett Bond reached out to to find out if there were ways we could work together. Brett runs Concrete Interactive, an agency that develops apps for health, tech, and children’s companies, as well as numerous other clients. Soon we were on the first of many calls, opening up a very cool tech-meets-healthcare dialogue largely inspired …

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