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Posts by Amanda Maggiotto

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Calling All White Allies to Find Their “Something”

by Amanda Maggiotto October 15, 2021

Two weeks after my college graduation, I was thrilled to land a job working in cancer research at a prestigious cancer center in Cleveland. I was especially excited to be working to provide better access to clinical trials for blood cancer patients since a dear friend of mine is a childhood leukemia survivor. Little did I know as a young and healthy 22-year-old, that the same friend would be shuttling me to and from appointments at the same cancer center after my own cancer diagnosis. 


My Cancer Journey: The Good, The Bad and The Funny

by Amanda Maggiotto November 5, 2019

Nearly five years ago, shortly after my 27th birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you can imagine, my world was turned upside down. With my notebook in hand, I met with lots of doctors and had lots of discussions about my plan of action.  I decided to take an aggressive approach.  I opted […]