Mental Wellness, Podcast

#49 Dr. Tali Lando: When It Rains, It Pours

Today I’m talking to Dr. Tali Lando in a very candid conversation about breast cancer.

Dr. Lando is a full-time pediatric ENT surgeon. She is also a breast cancer survivor. But the year she was diagnosed with cancer was anything but easy. Months before, she delivered her third daughter, a little preemie. Then her dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. And finally her own advanced breast cancer diagnosis.

She recently published a book about her experience called “Hell and Back: Wife and Mother, Doctor and Patient, Dragon Slayer.” You can buy it here.

We talk about what it was like being a doctor who was suddenly a vulnerable patient. In this honest conversation she talks about her relationship with her body, living in the moment and what she learned from her experience.

This is a story ripped straight out of a TV show. It reminded me a lot of something you would hear on Grey’s Anatomy. The big difference – this is a true story.

You can hear Dr. Lando’s story by clicking on the play button at the top of this article. You can also listen to it in iTunes, Stitcher or online.

This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune.

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