Dr. Lisa Peña’s personal fight with breast cancer and the lifesaving importance of early detection

Dr. Peña describes herself as a coach’s wife and full-time working mom of three. She is also a clinical pharmacist, passionate public speaker, and breast cancer survivor.

She is  founder and president of a non-profit organization;  The M.o.C.h.A.™️Tribe” (Mom Of a Child that Has Autism). She writes a blog called The M.o.C.h.A Tribe Diaries — a website devoted to squashing the idea that autism has a single story.  She is also the Author of “Waiting for the Lightbulb” and a Today Show parenting team contributor.

Dr. Peña caught our attention with her video describing her personal experience with breast cancer beginning with consultation at the High-Risk Screening and Genetics Clinic at MD Anderson Center.  We were so moved with the video and her insightful emphasis on the lifesaving importance of early cancer detection, we wanted to share it with our readers.