Navigating Life After Breast Cancer Brilliantly

September 5, 2019
Kristie L. Kahl

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Brilliantly founder Kristen Carbone about her family risk for cancer and why she started her site to broaden the scope of breast cancer navigation.

After years of expensive and emotionally taxing screenings, finding a lump and learning more about her family risk for cancer, Kristen Carbone underwent a preventative mastectomy followed by silicone implant reconstruction.

Years later, following a common issue associated with her surgery, Kristen realized she wasn’t alone in her experiences and wanted to broaden the scope of breast cancer navigation.

This week, we spoke with Kristen about her family history with cancer and also how her experience led to her founding Brilliantly — a site for women who are seeking community

and believe they can feel whole after an experience with breast cancer.

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