Two former Delaware County women knew their podcast, “Making the Breast of It”, was a much-needed platform for women in their 30s to warn them about breast cancer and provide support, writes Jenice Armstrong for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
In 2017, Andy Sealy, 39, and Krysten Gentile, 37, were diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Breast cancer is rare for women under 40, but it’s aggressive at that age, according to the Young Survivors Coalition.
“I think that we wanted a platform to tell people, ‘It is important to do self-breast exams.’ I didn’t do them monthly. I should have. It could have saved my life,” said Gentile, a mother of three young boys. “So, we’re trying to help people understand that those self-exams are really important. This is my soapbox.”
Sealy and Gentile, who both grew up in Delaware County, learned of each other’s health struggles through friends. When Gentile called Sealy their connection was instant.
“Making the Breast of It” launched Sept. 29.
“We want to use the platform to tell people that life is short. Live your life the way you want to live it. Stop caring about what other people think. Be you,” Gentile said.
Read more about the new podcast here.