Shera Delia - Survivor of Breast Cancer HR+/HER2-
2 hr 18 min

Shera is a mixed-media artist and painter. She’s a flat-closure advocate and activist - often using her art and social media platforms to share and connect. Shera has been cancer-free for eight years.

  • 00:00:00 Cancer almost not discovered
  • 00:13:59  Self-advocacy and multiple opinions
  • 00:23:35 Community support and masculinity
  • 00:28:09 Keeping cancer private
  • 00:32:35  Strength and vulnerability
  • 00:40:50 Navigating chemotherapy
  • 00:44:15 Mastectomy and reconstruction
  • 00:49:10 Second breast misdiagnosed
  • 00:57:00 When it all seems like too much
  • 01:05:35 Breast implants
  • 01:07:08 Colorectal resection
  • 01:11:41 Second breast misdiagnosed
  • 01:14:35 Very first infusion caused menopause
  • 01:21:35 Unseen struggles with cancer
  • 01:26:18 Breast implant illness
  • 01:37:03 Life without breasts
  • 01:44:40 Post-surgery intimacy
  • 01:51:40 Oncology phone calls
  • 02:02:34 Post-cancer limitations
  • 02:10:53 Committing to self-care

- recorded 1/03/2020

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