Living your Fullest Life after Breast Cancer

Felicia Knaul and Maja Pleic

“As women age, we have many changes to look forward to as the uncertainties of love and employment blossom into the stability of family and career, and the anxieties of youth are transformed into the wisdom of maturity. Upon my 40th birthday, I had much to be grateful for: two beautiful and kind-hearted daughters whom I adored with all my heart, a loving husband and partner in life, and my labours of twenty years in health and development economics had solidified my career as an expert on health systems in Latin America. There are also other, less favourable changes associated with ageing such as the increased risk of many noncommunicable diseases, including breast cancer …”