Cancer Saved My Life
Sat., June 19, 2021 | 2pm ET / 11am PT
“Cancer Saved My Life” is a powerful, original 60-minute documentary that chronicles Canadian broadcast journalist Libby Znaimer’s experience with breast and pancreatic cancer, and explores how a genetic mutation that predisposed her to cancer ultimately helped her overcome the deadliest form of the disease. Learn about the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations that pre-dispose people to pancreatic cancer, and the connection between BRCA and breast and ovarian cancer.
Learn about ground breaking research going on in Canada and Israel, where there is a BRCA-rich population. Witness carriers of this mutant gene sharing their stories about agonizing over of whether to remove their breasts and ovaries as a preventative measure, like Angelina Jolie famously did. And find out how Libby’s own battle with breast cancer and subsequent discovery of her BRCA gene mutation would lead to life saving treatment when she was diagnosed with deadly pancreatic cancer.
“Cancer Saved My Life” will delve into some of the toughest circumstances life can bring, but mostly it’s a story of hope and the promise of medical breakthroughs for those battling pancreatic cancer.
Please be sure to visit the official website of “Cancer Saved My Life.”
Libby Znaimer is the host of ZoomerRadio’s “Fight Back with Libby Znaimer,” as well as “Zoomer Week in Review.” On VisionTV, Znaimer can be seen as a host of “theZoomer”, our in-depth, talk-worthy current affairs series on everything that matters to boomers with zip!