May 19, 2020
Dr. Beverly Zavaleta is a board-certified family physician, author, mother, and long-time advocate of patient education. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and she now works as a hospitalist in Texas. In 2015, she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, and she underwent grueling chemotherapy, which led to her writing her book Braving Chemo. She talks about her journey with breast cancer. When she first got her diagnosis, she was shocked and started building her support team. Beverly and Donnica break down the different vocabulary used with cancer to make your diagnosis easier to understand. The entire experience inspired Beverly to take action and write her book. She felt that she had to share her experience both medically and emotionally to help others in their cancer journeys.