“Universe, What’s Good?! ”
We are so happy to have you here. Maybe you’ve heard those three dreaded words: “You have cancer.” Perhaps you’re trying to find the right gift for your co-worker who has just announced their diagnosis. Or, maybe you’re a Plastic Surgeon who is interested in relaying current information to your patient. Either way, The CanSurvivor Network is here to help you!
Founded by Kelsey Smith in 2014, The CanSurvivor Network started as a video blog to keep loved ones updated on her own experience with stage two Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) at the age of 29. At the time of her diagnosis, Kelsey was physically active, she ate a nutrient-dense diet, and generally did the “right” things. Getting breast cancer was certainly not in her plan. It simply did not make sense!
Upon completing an aggressive chemotherapy regimen and undergoing a double mastectomy with reconstruction, Kelsey began to feel the mental, physical, and emotional anguish of being placed into uncharted territory as a young breast cancer survivor. It led her to an amazing discovery that products, services, and initiatives are available to help those impacted by this disease. From there, a podcast and advocacy organization was born. Kelsey felt the call like so many before her to turn pain into purpose, and the first episode of The CanSurvivor Network was released in April 2018. Kelsey has since created an online community for men and women impacted by breast cancer and continues to support various breast cancer-related initiatives. Kelsey is on a mission to help others turn their pain into purpose.