Today we are joined (again) by therapeutic nutrition consultant, LS warrior, and cancer survivor, Heather Cooan. Last episode we heard her diagnosis story. Unfortunately, Heather went undiagnosed for over 25 years, allowing her Lichen Sclerosus to develop into vulvar cancer. This was a gross failure of the medical system.
In today’s episode, we learn how Heather advocated for herself and fought for her values. Today her Lichen Sclerosus is in remission and she is now cancer-free! Her story reminds us of the importance of self-advocacy in the medical realm.
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I want to hear from you. What has advocating for yourself done in your life? Email me at kathy@lichensclerosuspodcast or DM me on Instagram @lichensclerosuspodcast.
I want to thank our sponsor, the Lichen Sclerosus Support Network (LSSN) for making this podcast possible. LSSN is helping bring awareness, information, education, and most importantly support to all Lichen Sclerosus warriors.
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If you are in the Phoenix area, check out Dr. Joseph Brook’s here: https://www.arizonaspecializedgynecology.com/provider/joseph-brooks-md
Dr. Bhoola: https://arizonaoncology.com/covid19/
If you are battling vulvar cancer, check out the vulvar cancer awareness forum here: https://www.facebook.com/vulvarcancerawarenessforum/
For nutritional consultations, see Heather’s website: https://heathercooan.com/
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