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Survivor Spotlight A doctor faces breast cancer – and her fears

by Debra Bradley Ruder
Physician, researcher, mom … and cancer survivor, Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD.

Toward the end of her fourth pregnancy, Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD, realized something was not normal with her left breast. There was a lump, but Puopolo figured it was a blocked duct or something else related to her pregnancy. Both her breast-feeding consultant and OB/GYN assured her not to worry, and Puopolo – herself a physician and researcher – opted to “wait and see.”
But when her daughter Elizabeth Chloe was about nine …


Carie Capossela — My breast cancer treatment team focused on my needs

Carie Capossela: “I was so lucky to end up with the specialists in my treatment team.”

Carie Capossela was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. Determined to see her young son and daughter grow up, she put her care in the hands of a clinical team at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
I had just gone for my one-year checkup after giving birth to my daughter. My doctor didn’t find anything abnormal, but a week later I was shaving and felt a lump in my right breast under my armpit.
When I called my OB/GYN, she …