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In today's episode of Keeping Abreast with Dr. Jenn, I am thrilled to be joined by Carla Patullo, an award-winning musician and film composer who shares her profound journey through breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2019, Carla's story is one of resilience, self-advocacy, and the transformative power of music. We delve into her initial hesitation to prioritize her health amidst a demanding career, the critical importance of listening to our bodies, and her advocacy to receive the medical attention she needed.

In this episode you'll:

  • Learn the importance of self-advocacy in navigating the healthcare system.
  • Discover how Carla's breast cancer diagnosis led her to overhaul her lifestyle and prioritize self-care.
  • Understand the critical role of supportive healthcare teams in inspiring hope and positive change.
  • Gain insight into the transformative power of gratitude and setting boundaries post-treatment.
  • Hear about the impact of Herceptin on HER2-positive breast cancer

Episode Timeline:
01:19 Guest Introduction: Carla Patullo
02:34 Carla's Initial Health Journey and Diagnosis
08:47 The Importance of Self-Advocacy in Healthcare
14:15 Finding the Right Medical Support
17:32 Transition from Survivor Mentality to Living with Hope
21:50 Carla's New Album and Healing Through Music
26:08 The Role of Herceptin in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
32:27 Embracing Gratitude and Setting Boundaries Post-Treatment
35:46 Carla's New Approach to Life: Prioritizing Self-Care and Nature
41:15 Dr. Jenn's Insights on Primary Food and Nourishment
45:03 Carla's Evolving Creative Process and Morning Routines
52:30 Reflections on Carla’s Album "She Hals" and Its Impact
58:55 Closing Remarks and Encouragement to Listeners

Carla Patullo is an acclaimed musician and film composer whose work has earned awards and accolades. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, her journey has deeply influenced her music and outlook on life. Carla's latest album incorporates elements of healing and explores themes of trauma, movement, and stillness, with a focus on holistic well-being. Her resilience and creativity continue to inspire and empower others on their health journeys.

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