Discover the Feelings and Thoughts of Cancer Patients

This talk offers a rare opportunity for those who never had cancer to discover the feelings and thoughts of cancer patients from the inside out. Writer, facilitator, and breast cancer survivor Sylvie Leotin will offer a revealing lens into the heart and mind of cancer patients in daily life situations.

With candor, openness, and care she will reveal the deep needs and struggles of cancer patients, which are not readily visible to outside observers. This mind-opening talk will take you inside of a cancer center’s treatment room, behind the closed doors of an oncology consultation room, and into casual encounters with friends and strangers. Throughout the session, the audience will be invited to participate and reflect on the patient’s perspective through engaging prompts and questions. You will leave with a greater understanding of the cancer experience and practical insights to make empathic connections with patients, friends, family members, and other people living with cancer.

Who Should Attend

Professional caregivers, friends, families of cancer patients, and anyone who wants to better understand the perspective of cancer patients.

Attend a Seminar

  • Sylvie will offer a free public seminar on Thursday, July 18th at Bay Area Cancer Connections in Palo Alto, California. (Registration details coming).
  • She also offers private seminars. If you would like to request a seminar for your organization or invite Sylvie for a speaking engagement, please contact her here.

About the Speaker

Sylvie Leotin is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and poet with a unique polymath background. A former gold medal ballerina and robotics scientist, she combines 20-year of business and innovation experience with superior writing and communication skills. After her cancer experience, Sylvie felt compelled to write and give talks to empower those who care to bridge the understanding gap separating cancer patients and noncancer patients . She serves on the board of Stanford Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Council.