38 / IN THE SPOTLIGHT: DR. JULIE K. SILVER
October is breast cancer awareness month, so we’re shining the spotlight on breast cancer survivors as well as women who are on the forefront of providing medical care to women fighting the disease. There was a time when Dr. Julie Silver faced a health crisis of her own. Diagnosed with breast cancer in her 30’s with 3 small children at home, she found herself on the other side of medicine, as patient, not physician. Her story from surgery through radiation, chemo, and recovery is not unlike any other woman’s brave battle with the disease, except for one thing: this woman specializes in rehabilitation and when she heard the words: “you’re okay now, go ahead and live your life” she was overwhelmed. Exhausted and depleted from fighting breast cancer, this exceptional woman recognized that she needed to use her knowledge as a respected authority in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to blaze a trail that would improve care and outcomes not just for breast cancer survivors, but for people recovering from all kinds of cancers. Now the Associate Professor & Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Julie Silver is the author of multiple books, including Before & After Cancer Treatment. #storybehindhersuccess #16LifeLessons #mydoveproductions @MAHealthHosp #ThinkPink #WallsDoTalk #QuoteHer
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