When Catherine Goff was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma while attending college in the 1970s, it was the shock of a lifetime. Less surprising – but still life-changing – was her later diagnosis with breast cancer, a common secondary cancer for patients like Goff who received high doses of radiation therapy to the chest.
Between these two cancers and other health complications, Goff built a full, happy life that continues today. Listen to our first episode of Voices: Then and Now, as she explains how the two diagnoses affected her physically and emotionally. Goff is also joined by her daughter, Haley, to talk about how the experience has shaped the family, how they are doing today, and the advice they have for others.
In the second season of our Voices podcast series, we invite Dana-Farber patients to share their experiences being diagnosed with and treated for cancer, and discuss with a caregiver how the experience shaped them, how they are doing now, and what advice they have for other patients. Visit Dana-Farber’s podcast page for more information on other cancer podcast series.