Dr. Kathy Cobb, 35

“It continues to amaze me how many women are afflicted with breast cancer.  So I am happy to be able to talk with them, encourage them, educate them and let them know that they can get through this.  I typically share my own story and treatment choices with those that I speak with and then I tell them that while my treatment plan worked for me, they have to decide what is best for them.  During the initial conversation, I always try and remain upbeat and positive.  I tell them that the pain was minimal (for me) and there is really nothing I can’t do now that I did before my surgery. Push-ups feel different, but I can still do them!  Later on as they get closer to surgery, I give them practical advice.  I encourage patients to rely on their faith; prayer can serve as a wonderful outlet and source of needed strength.”