Rozzie Brilliant's Ovarian Cancer Journey on the Patient Activation Network Podcast

PAN44: Rozzie Brilliant’s Ovarian Cancer Journey

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“I want to live everyday as if it is my last, because I don’t want to leave here with any regrets,” shared Rozzie Brilliant, stage four ovarian cancer survivor. On this episode, Rozzie discusses her diagnosis, her survivorship and how genetic testing caught cancer at an early stage for her daughter.

About Rozzie Brilliant

Rozzie Brilliant has had several careers. As a stay at home mom, she was PTA president, Girl Scout leader, fundraiser chairperson. After her daughter went off to college, Rozzie held a variety of positions before the opportunity to start her own company presented itself. She still runs this international business today. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 she made a commitment to educate others about ovarian cancer. Because of Rozzie’s diagnosis, her own daughter made the decision to be tested for the BRCA gene and in turn, is an ovarian cancer survivor today. Rozzie hopes to encourage others to question their doctors when they feel something is wrong, and to look into genetic counseling as an explanation for hereditary forms of cancer.

Episode Details

  • About Rozzie Brilliant
  • Cancer runs in the family
  • Blindsided by an ovarian cancer diagnosis
  • Rozzie’s support system
  • Genetic counseling
  • Advice for women facing a similar diagnosis
  • Our Way Forward

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