About Cancer Saved My Life
CANCER SAVED MY LIFE is a 60-minute documentary that explores Libby Znaimer’s personal fight against breast and pancreatic cancer. Learn about the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations that pre-dispose people to pancreatic cancer, and the connection between BRCA and breast and ovarian cancer. Learn about ground breaking research going on in Canada and Israel, where there is a BRCA-rich population. Witness carriers of this mutant gene sharing their stories about agonizing over of whether to remove their breasts and ovaries as a preventative measure, like Angelina Joli famously did. And find out how Libby’s own battle with breast cancer and subsequent discovery of her BRCA gene mutation would lead to life saving treatment when she was diagnosed with deadly pancreatic cancer.
CANCER SAVED MY LIFE will delve into some of the toughest circumstances life can bring, but mostly it’s a story of hope and the promise of medical breakthroughs for those battling pancreatic cancer.