OLV Live: Virtual Breast Cancer Education Session

by Cynthia Johnson

On Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 5:00PM CST Our Like Vibes is hosting a
Virtual Breast Cancer Education Session
to help women take control of their breast health live on the Our Like Vibes Facebook page.

This session will include a breast health and breast cancer education class followed by a Q&A with a panel of survivors and educators.

Did you know that about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in Black women than white women. Overall, Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer. While a mammogram can help you to detect cancer before you can feel a lump, 40 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump. It’s imperative that you Know Your Lemons.

Know Your Lemons (KYL)

Know Your Lemon’s mission is to help women find breast cancer as early as possible. We do this through well-designed education.

Know your Lemons makes information beautiful and accessible to a wide and diverse audience. KYL’s overcomes the barriers of taboo, fear and literacy that have held breast cancer ‘awareness’ back for decades. They are friendly, accessible, and inclusive. Learn more and get involved at Know Your Lemons.

–Educators–

Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia was diagnosed with Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in 2018 one year before was old enough to begin regular mammograms and completed surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Cynthia is now undergoing hormone therapy for the next 5-10 years.

Cynthia is one half of the team and Creative Director behind Our Like Vibes, a certified global educator with the Know Your Lemons Foundation, works in higher education, a member of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc. and a proud Bajan.

Essence Cole, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNP

Best stated by Thomas Carlyle, “(S)he who has health, has hope; and (s)he who has hope, has everything.” Essence is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner in the Radiation Oncology department where my focus is breast and gynecological patients.

Rodney Hunter, PharmD, BCOP

Dr. Rodney J. Hunter is an Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Houston, Texas USA.  He is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Breast Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Health Memorial Hermann Cancer Center.  He is the Program director of the TSU Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Center funded by Susan G. Komen.

–Survivors–

Nina Austin

Nina is a 2 time breast cancer and recent uterine cancer survivor as well as a 3rd generation survivor as both her mother and grandmother were diagnosed prior to her.  In 2020 Nina was diagnosed with uterine cancer and just completed treatment at the end of the September. Nina is originally from Mississippi and she is a Speech and Language Pathologist.  

GiaMarie Johnson

GiaMarie is a Breast Cancer survivor. Diagnosed with Stage Zero Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Dec 2019, GiaMarie survived a lumpectomy/partial mastectomy and 33 rounds of radiation. Once a Chef, she is now embarking upon a new venture with handmade soaps and Artisan Bath and Body Products.

Keley Johnson- Previvor

Keley has not been diagnosed with breast but after her two sisters Cynthia and GiaMarie were diagnosed, the possibility of breast cancer became a priority. Keley is on a strict screening regimen of alternating mammograms and breast MRIs  every 6 months.  

Keley is one half of the team behind Our Like Vibes, a poet with a poetry EP entitled Dedicated to the Black Man and author and publisher  of the self help guided journals Breaking Bonds and Reclaiming Our Sexuality for her brand Practical Magick.

Tune in live or catch the replay!

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