Tag Archives: breast cancer

Engaged Patient

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. When I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2009, I had a 40% to 50% chance of surviving five years. Now, 11 years later, not only am I alive, but as far as we know, I’m also cancer-free. So, now I’m lucky in more ways than […]


Brenda Denzler Brenda Denzler is a writer and editor living in North Carolina. She holds a doctorate degree from Duke University and worked as an editor at UNC-Chapel Hill prior to being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 2009. She became a cancer survivor on the day she was diagnosed.

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Advance Directives

Advance Directives and Other Medical Tall Tales

Editor’s note: EngagingPatients.org has published posts recently that share a focus on advance directives for end-of-life care. With deeply personal choices, advance directives involve patients and family members in a wide range of concerns, touching on many topics in patient engagement. In this post, Brenda Denzler reflects on end-of-life choices and the experiences of other breast […]