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Becoming Your Own Advocate

Kim Irvine talks about what it means to be your own advocate and steps you can take to be an advocate.
Mar 13, 2020

Kim was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 31 years old; her second diagnosis came four years later at age 35. Her treatments included surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, all while being a mother to two young children. Currently, she has no evidence of disease. Kim attributes her survivorship to her faith, strength, hope, and passion. She has recently published a memoir about her breast cancer experience titled STRONG(ER+): Becoming My Own Best Advocate and Discovering My Purpose. By sharing her story as a two-time cancer survivor, Kim aims to empower others to be advocates in their healthcare decisions.

Listen to the podcast to hear Kim discuss:

  • what it means to be your own advocate

  • how being an advocate gives you some control over situations you may feel you have no control over

  • 10 steps you can take to help you be your own best advocate

About the guest
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Kimberly Irvine

Kimberly Irvine is a two-time breast cancer survivor, passionate advocate, consultant, and CEO of her Chicago firm at

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:46 PM

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