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WCPO: Surgeon becomes survivor

UC breast cancer surgeon becomes a survivor herself, uses experience to give other patients hope

We all walk a path, but we don't all share our journey.

Beth Shaughnessy, MD, PhD, made sure to share her journey when she learned about her breast cancer diagnosis in early 2019, all while shedding light and hope along the way.

The UC professor of surgery and UC Health breast cancer surgeon is also a breast cancer survivor. After her diagnosis, she made sure to capture her process every step of the way.

"I saw so many patients who were scared to death come into my office, and I wanted to show them ... it wasn't so bad," she says.

Watch the full WCPO segment which also features UC surgeon Jaime Lewis, MD.

Read the full UC Magazine story "Role Reversal," which details Shaughnessy's journey.

Featured photo of Beth Shaughnessy by Colleen Kelley/UC Creative + Brand.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Support breast cancer research at UC by donating to the Marlene Harris-Ride Cincinnati Fund at ridecincinnati.org. Schedule a mammogram or find a UC Health physician at 513-584-PINK (7465) or uchealth.com.