Share Your Story: Anissa Orsino

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Anissa Orsino

December 14, 2021

Share Your Story: Anissa Orsino

Anissa Orsino is a seven-year breast cancer survivor, homeschooling mom of two boys, and bucket list crusher. She’s on a mission to help fellow moms and sister survivors live with intention and create lives that they LOVE.

  • 00:54: Take us back to the beginning of your cancer journey. 
  • 03:29: Would you just come back and feel this lump?  
  • 06:30: Okay so you’re pregnant and what is the plan now?  
  • 08:05: It turned out the lump did respond very, very well to chemo.  
  • 10:18: I bet this is what it feels like right before you die.  
  • 12:35: I got the expander put in at the time of my mastectomy.  
  • 15:25: Talk to us about the implant and what went on from there.  
  • 17:20: Talk to us about lymphedema.  
  • 19:21: I could take a little bit more time off and so I just decided to go for it.  
  • 21:33: I know I exercise most mornings and that has made a huge difference. 
  • 23:25: What was your worst moment? 
  • 25:20: What was your best moment?  
  • 28:14: Many doctors are extremely reluctant to use the word cured.  
  • 28:28: What is the one thing you wish you had known at the beginning of your cancer journey? 
  • 33:50: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it be and why? 
  • 36:12: Everybody should have a doctor that will talk to them for two hours. 
  • 37:48: Thrive Rapid Fire Questions 
  • 39:44: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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