Behind the Pink Ribbon
Jolie Sakata Panyon | Not What I Expected
Aug 20, 2019 · 33 min
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Jolie Sakata Panyon, an 8-year breast cancer survivor, stopped by the show to share her breast cancer journey. She was diagnosed at the age of 43 with stage 2A invasive ductal carcinoma. Diagnostic assessments prior to surgery indicated an earlier stage of cancer with no lymph node involvement but at surgery, the surgeon discovered the tumor had grown and spread to three lymph nodes. Jolie talks about her diagnosis, treatments, and side effects. She talks about the resiliency of her children and shares how having a supportive work environment helped in her recovery. Thanks for stopping by, Jolie!

SHOW NOTES:

Jolie was diagnosed in 2011 at the age of 43 with stage 2A invasive ductal carcinoma. The cancer had spread to three lymph nodes. Jolie was tested twice for the genetic mutation. The first time when she was first diagnosed and the second was after her mother had passed away from pancreatic cancer. Her results came back negative for a genetic mutation.

Based on diagnostic testing…
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