Feeling and Healing Through Breast Cancer with Diane Weisman, Star of Kick Cancer In The Can Web Series

Diane Weisman Breast Cancer SurvivorDiane’s humorous and joyful spirit shines through in this beautiful and sometimes funny video interview below about her journey through breast cancer. Her story moves through pressure from doctors to have double mastectomy and oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) to a compromise that included lumpectomy and localized radiation only. First though, Diane took six months to research, learn, find support and build a foundation for healing.

Doctors partly based their decision that Diane should have double (or single) mastectomy on their false assumption that she was positive for the BRCA1 gene. Three months into Diane’s six month experiment on the Macrobiotic diet she got authorization to take the test, which turned out to be negative.

After she found a lump, which turned into two, the stage one diagnosis turned into stage two because of the presence of multiple tumours. Even with the massive fear that surrounds a breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, Diane was able to recognize that in order to make the right decisions, she must remain calm and in control. (more…)