How to Educate and Advocate for Yourself During Cancer Treatment with Clare Reed
On this episode of After the Crisis, cognitive behavioral therapist and triple negative cancer survivor Clare Reed shares her journey to diagnosis and how education and awareness played a pivotal role to her survival. Listen in as Clare and Victoria discuss how CBT helps cancer patients, the importance of advocating for yourself, and knowing the difference between adverse side effects of treatment and a potential secondary health issue.
Clare Reed is a triple negative breast cancer survivor and a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She trained in CBT back in 2008 after a decade in the corporate world in human resources and practiced for nine years, specializing in anxiety and self esteem. However, in 2017 Claire was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She found CBT techniques saved her sanity during treatment and set out to help cancer patients use CBT techniques and tools. In 2018 she was diagnosed with a secondary cancer with a tumor in her brain. She was hospitalized while waiting for the brain surgery to remove it and had follow up radio surgery. Clare is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with other cancer survivors and helping them utilize CBT techniques to thrive.
You can connect with Kris via her website: https://www.cbtforcancer.com/
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