Living With Cancer

Vital Options International brings to you its Living With Cancer video series to focus on the impact of cancer from the experience and perspectives of patients, family members, healthcare providers, and advocates. Providing vital information and considerations from multiple treatment locations, these videos candidly cover
  • the heart of a diagnosis
  • what to expect during treatment and throughout survivorship
  • inspiring insight and knowledge

Debbie Bitticks, CEO and President of Vital Options Interviewed on the Patricia Raskin Show

7.18.17 | FILED UNDER Advocacy In Action, Cancer Diagnosis, Living With Cancer, The Cancer Concierge, Vital Conversations
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Patricia interviews Debbie Bitticks, CEO and President of Vital Options International, a nonprofit cancer communication, education, and advocacy organization with a special mission: Generating global cancer conversations. She will discuss her three “G’s”: Get informed, get organized and get moving, the value of a second opinion, and how and where…


Today, We Remember Selma Schimmel on Her Birthday

9.16.15 | FILED UNDER Advocacy In Action, Living With Cancer, Selma Schimmel, Vital Conversations
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Today, we remember. Today, we celebrate the magnificent life and work of Selma Schimmel, Founder of Vital Options International. As many of you know, Selma courageously fought breast cancer at the young age of 28 and after making her recovery, she continued to fight and give a voice to the…


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