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Podcast: Why Health Literacy Is Important for People With BC

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edited January 2021 in Advocacy

Why Health Literacy Is Important for People With Breast Cancer

January 6, 2021

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Dr. Jenni Sheng is assistant professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheng mainly treats people diagnosed with breast cancer and helps them live with, through, and beyond cancer by working with her patients to create the best treatment plans and manage any side effects treatment may cause.

Dr. Sheng is also a research member of GRASP — Guiding Researchers and Advocates to Scientific Partnerships — a nonprofit that connects cancer researchers and advocates so they can learn from each other.

Listen to the episode to hear Dr. Sheng explain:

  • what health literacy is and how having good health literacy skills can help people diagnosed with breast cancer
  • how people can improve their health literacy skills
  • how to navigate online sources of health information

Running time: 21:51

Listen now or read the transcript.