“Fearless does not mean you aren’t afraid; it means you accept the fear and move forward anyway.”
Brianne Joseph was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She has successfully defeated her disease. She owns a detective agency. She is a Private Investigator, Keynote Speaker, and an Author.
“I was diagnosed in 2015 with IDC and DCIS. I’m a Private Investigator. I own a detective agency. I was on my way to my office when I got the call.”
“Having a cancer diagnosis is absolutely the worst feeling in the world. Cancer took my spark. Cancer took my drive. Cancer took my ambition. Cancer took my voice.
I was an empty shell. I’m so grateful that I found my voice again and reclaimed everything breast cancer had taken away from me. I wrote a book about my experience for newly diagnosed patients to help them find their light again.
It’s entitled, “Punk Azz Cancer, How Dare You!”. It was #1 on the Amazon bestseller list. Through my breast cancer empowerment brand, Punk Azz Cancer, I now travel the country as a keynote speaker at Oncology conferences.
I educate doctors and Oncology staff on ways they can empower their patients from a patient’s perspective; which ultimately transforms the patient/provider experience. My cancer empowerment website is www.briannejoseph.com or punkazzcancer.com”
Motivation to fight cancer
“My children were my motivation to fight and eventually come out of my depression. They were 1 and 3 years old at the time.”
“The biggest hindrance was trying to find other survivors like me. Throughout my journey, I’d often wonder where were all of the entrepreneurs and mothers of young children with breast cancer? It’s important to find support, hope, and encouragement from those who share your same experience.”
Message to other cancer patients
“My message to other cancer patients is to try to gain control over your thoughts and your mindset. We are who we believe we are. Believe that you are strong even when it seems impossible to feel your strength.”