Living with cancer—and an attitude.
Jeanne Sather writes The Assertive Cancer Patient, where she continues her work as an outspoken advocate for the cancer patient’s point of view. Recently, her move to an assisted living facility in Seattle has inspired (demanded?) stories about life in one such facility, Fred Lind Manor.
Jeanne began her career as a journalist, working for newspapers, magazines, and wire services, including Newsweek in Tokyo, Reuters in Seattle, MSN (also in Seattle), and a number of other publications.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at age 43, she started writing about cancer. First she wrote about her own experience, with a weekly feature on the OnHealth Web site called “Jeanne’s Diary” that chronicled the ups and downs of her first series of cancer treatments.
Then she began writing for the Web site of the cancer center where she gets her treatment. She also writes an occasional piece for other publications, including Seattle Weekly, which put her story, “Running With Fear,” on its cover in December of 2003.
Jeanne has two master’s degrees, one in Japanese language from the University of Hawaii, where she studied on a grant from the East-West Center, and another in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She has a B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Jeanne lives in Seattle with her two sons.
The contents of this blog, as well as the names "The Assertive Cancer Patient" and "Charmed Bracelets" are copyright Jeanne Sather 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
Seattle Weekly, December 10, 2003
Running With Fear: Confessions of a breast cancer poster child
Seattle Weekly, April 21, 2004
Life Goes On
Seattle Weekly, October 20, 2004
Gag Me With a Pink Ribbon
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 4, 2008
Drug repository would help low-income folks
Links to stories about Jeanne:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, page one story, January 27, 2000
Blindsided by disease and life, she fights to survive
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, follow-up, January 29, 2000
Cancer survivor settles with OnHealth.Com
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 14, 2004
To be dead sure you get the last word, write your own obit
The Houston Chronicle, August 11, 2004
Center will stop giving 2nd opinions on cancer
KING5 TV News interview, March 2, 2007
Woman battling cancer fights for insurance reform
KING5 TV News, September 7, 2007
Seattle cancer patient looking for husband
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, page one, September 30, 2007
Wanted: Husband with Canadian health care
KOMO4 TV News, October 5, 2007
Cancer patient's ad for Canadian husband answered
Toronto Star, page one, October 8, 2007
Desperately seeking medicare
AOL Canada, October 11, 2007
Wanted: Husband With Canadian Health Care