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Topic: Podcast: Advocating as a Man With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Forum: Male Breast Cancer — For men who have been diagnosed or are at high risk.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 11:31AM

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Advocating as a Man With Metastatic Breast Cancer

July 6, 2018


Michael Kovarik is a retired elementary school teacher who is living with metastatic breast cancer. He is the author of "Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer" and the former host of the Healing Journeys with Michael Kovarik radio show. He was also one of the people profiled in Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told, a campaign to increase public awareness of metastatic breast cancer. Since his metastatic diagnosis, Michael participates in a number of advocacy organizations, including the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, the MBC Alliance, and METAvivor.

Listen to the podcast to hear Michael talk about:

  • the importance of the doctor-patient relationship
  • the importance of a support system
  • deciding not to let fear run his life
  • becoming an advocate and sharing his story
  • how being stage IV has helped him live his truth

Running time: 1:01:12

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