Atieh Behravesh is a stage 4 breast cancer thriver receiving treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Like most newly diagnosed cancer patients, she experienced significant emotional distress when she was diagnosed in February 2019. “At the time, I kept asking myself, ‘why me?’ I kept looking for a reason or someone to blame.” But with the help of nurse navigators, Atieh and her husband, Masoud, became more informed and started to adapt to their new life
“I started to go to the Look Good Feel Better Workshop at Wellspring and learned how to manage my appearance during chemotherapy. I joined the breast cancer supportive care organization, where I met the angel of my life, Dr. Taylor, who helped us understand all the medical terms, answered all our questions and supported us emotionally. As I started to become more informed, I felt better.”
Today, Atieh is continuing to undergo treatments and is living life one day at a time. She is grateful for the support of her family, her health care team and the resources available for cancer patients in Alberta.