Barbara Jacoby

Patient Leader

I am a 2x breast cancer survivor who was given a course of treatment by my oncologist that was determined by a set of statistics based upon other patients of the same age and the same type and stage of cancer. This didn't seem right so I requested a referral to a 2nd oncologist who tested my cancer and together we set a course of treatment. From my experience, I became a patient advocate through my letlifehappen.com site with a weekly blog post for more than 10 years and a daily posting for 5 years of an “In the News” item of current cancer information, shared worldwide through social media. This is to empower patients with knowledge about all aspects of care from diagnosis to forever.

Location

Sherman Oaks, CA

Finalist

Lifetime Achievement

Barbara's tireless efforts to report all the latest in #BreastCancer news to educate and inform the public are not only a wonderful resource for my own platform but the outreach to the community is beyond measurable. Her blog is positive, sincere and it feels like you are with a friend when reading her posts. She continues to inspire!  — TERRI

Barbara is a true advocate for cancer patients of all diagnoses. Her diagnosis may be breast cancer but her advocacy for all cancer patients is present every day. She has been a friend of our WhatNext network from the beginning and she continues to partner with other sites, blogs, pages for the better of all cancer patients, & survivors,  — Greg

Barbara Jacoby

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