I Am a Woman Who Lives with Breast Cancer

Reproductive Health Matters. Vol. 26 (32), Nov 2008. 133-138

Posted: 1 May 2012 Last revised: 25 May 2012

See all articles by Felicia Knaul

Felicia Knaul

Harvard Global Equity Initiative; Mexican Health Foundation

Date Written: November 1, 2008


I am a woman, and I am a woman who lives with breast cancer, and I am a woman who lives with breast cancer in Mexico. Being a woman defines much of what I am experiencing, as well as my approach to treatment and the choices I have made. Living with the disease in Mexico has allowed me to identify the need for collective action by and for women, to meet the challenges of this disease in Latin America. In this personal testimony, up to June 2008, I will focus on three issues: the personal and family realm; the key elements of my medical treatment that have given me courage and stamina; and why I have converted my personal experience into a programme to combat the breast cancer epidemic that is plaguing Mexico and Latin America. In each of these, I reflect on what I think are key issues for the health of women.

Keywords: breast cancer, Mexico

Suggested Citation

Knaul, Felicia and Knaul, Felicia, I Am a Woman Who Lives with Breast Cancer (November 1, 2008). Reproductive Health Matters. Vol. 26 (32), Nov 2008. 133-138, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2048944

Felicia Knaul (Contact Author)

Mexican Health Foundation ( email )

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