March 1, 2011
In this video, Amita talks about her breast cancer diagnosis, her reaction, how she shared the news and her fear of recurrence
Watch as Amita talks about being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45. Now five years later, she talks about how she remained strong when sharing the news and how her attitude affected her husband, her caregiver.
She also discusses losing her hair, getting sick of hearing the phrase “be strong’ and her fear of recurrence.
Amita is a wife and mother of two sons. At the time of her diagnosis, she worked in a sales office but now works as a counsellor with Wellspring.
When I look back to the person that I was before I was diagnosed with cancer and to the person that I am now, I would say that I’m a lot stronger and I think my confidence has really… – I’ve become more confident. I’m not afraid anymore. Like I’m not afraid to face my challenges. That’s the big change in me. I’m… naturally I’m a shy person, or I was.
Watch the video of Amita talking about surviving breast cancer and conquering fears
The Partnership’s Person-Centred Perspective initiative is committed to improving the patient experience. We are working with partners across Canada to find the best ways to offer a person-centred perspective throughout a person’s cancer journey and to help information flow throughout. The impact of a cancer diagnosis goes far beyond the physical disease. It affects every aspect of a person’s life. The initiative has focused on reporting about the patient experience, and giving health-care providers patient-centred tools and resources, which have been validated and standardized.