The Wall Street Journal features Wellesley’s Carie Capossela in an article about the challenges for breast cancer survivors once their treatment ends.
“The second-hardest phase—after the initial diagnosis—is the minute your treatment ends,” says Carie Capossela, 43 years old, who marked 10 years as a breast-cancer survivor in June. “The reality sets in that you have to live with this the rest of your life and the safety net is gone. That’s when you really freak out.”
Capossela and her husband Rob Adler were instrumental in establishing a Dana-Farber program to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer.