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#LOVEBeyondAwareness Ambassador


Dr. Alexea M. Gaffney, MD  is a triple-board certified Infectious Disease sub-specialist, Internist, and Pediatrician. She is, above and beyond this, a mother, speaker, author, coach, and Breast Cancer Survivor. Dr. Alexea invited the world into her life when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer at the age of 37 on April 3, 2018.  She publicly shared her journey through social media as she underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for her breast cancer treatment.

Cancer has transformed her life and her worldview and she has been healing and transforming herself and others through her speaking, teaching, and writing. Dr. Alexea also utilizes advocacy via conferences, community engagement, and social media to educate at-risk communities about wellness/healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and management. She is a firm believer in what she calls the “Treat, Eat, Drink, and Think” approach to cancer care and healing. She has utilized her social media platforms @DrAlexea (FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter) to share her medical motivation, healthy influence as well as her cancer journey.

Here she not only gives glimpses and insights into her life with breast cancer, but also shares the story of her cancer treatment, survival, and how she thrives and helps others cope with cancer treatment. She utilizes these platforms to give hope and encouragement to Breast cancer survivors and their supporters through and beyond the treatment process. Her passion and purpose are to create healing pathways to help others achieve total health and wellness, mind, body, and spirit.





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