Relaxation in Energy: Dr. Susan Love, Surgeon and Fearless Advocate for Breast Most cancers Sufferers

Dr. Susan Love speaks on stage throughout the Hope Honors hosted by the Avon Basis at Cipriani forty second Road on Oct. 28, 2008 in New York Metropolis. (Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage)

This tribute was initially revealed by The Nationwide Breast Most cancers Coalition.

The Nationwide Breast Most cancers Coalition (NBCC) mourns the lack of Dr. Susan Love, who died on July 2, 2023, after a protracted battle with leukemia. Love was a founding father of NBCC and a real advocate for sufferers.

Understanding that ending breast most cancers requires advocate voices and motion, Susan Love was a part of a small group of girls who got here collectively in 1991 to type NBCC. Via the power of her charisma, brilliance and agency perception in ladies’s energy, she helped unite activists, survivors, researchers, policymakers and grassroots and nationwide organizations to work collectively towards ending the illness for everybody.

Susan Love was an innovator, a frontrunner, a compassionate physician, an writer, and a researcher. She wrote The Breast Book, which turned the bible for ladies and men identified with breast most cancers. And he or she led NBCC advocates on the dance ground yearly at our annual assembly.

I began to comprehend how ladies weren’t getting data. In the event that they got here in with a lump or what they thought was a lump, the physician would say, ‘Don’t fear your little head about that, pricey.’ Most of those sufferers had been scared to demise. I spotted I may make a contribution.

Dr. Susan Love

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast E book was initially revealed in 1990.

NBCC wouldn’t exist had been it not for Susan Love, and her loss is felt deeply throughout the breast most cancers advocacy and analysis communities.

“Susan was not only a visionary chief, she was an expensive pal to so many people who turned NBCC advocates. She was there for all of us each second we would have liked her,” stated NBCC president Fran Visco. “We’ll miss her irreverence, her means to steer us down paths we by no means even envisioned, her compassion and her laughter—to not point out her dancing.”

The Fall 2005 concern of Ms. featured a canopy story on Dr. Susan Love.

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