Elizabeth Brannen

Elizabeth Brannen

 

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth was a full-time working mom to three kids under the age of 5 when she noticed a small lump in her right breast. Since she was still nursing her twelve-month-old son, she initially thought it was a clogged milk duct. Thankfully her husband encouraged her to see a doctor to get it checked out. She was diagnosed a short time later at the age of 31 with stage I Triple Positive (ER+, PR+, HER2+) invasive ductal carcinoma. Following diagnosis, she found Young Survival Coalition online and ordered the Newly Diagnosed Treatment Navigator. Elizabeth attended the annual YSC summit and was blessed to have a supportive husband, family, friends, and faith community to help her through treatment and beyond. She has since shared her survivor story by speaking at events at the hospital where she was treated, as well as in the community. She also co-founded her local YSC F2F support group. Her biggest take-away from being diagnosed with cancer at a young age is that you have to be your own advocate. If you feel something isn’t right, speak up and be persistent. She is excited to be a YSC RISE advocate and to help other young survivors. Elizabeth lives in Florida with her husband and three children.

Background

Did You Know?