Gwen Manchion

Gwen Manchion is a mom to two young girls, a runner, a former physical therapist assistant and a lifelong learner. Despite being closely monitored as high risk for breast cancer, her cancer was not detected on MRI or mammogram and at age 44, she was diagnosed with stage 3 ER/PR positive, Her2 negative breast cancer. Initially limited to the left breast and axillary lymph nodes, Gwen underwent a standard chemotherapy regimen, and despite her body remaining free from detectable cancer, a brain MRI showed limited new areas of metastasis. Various systemic therapies and stereotactic radiation have controlled her disease since June 2021. Gwen is passionate about equal access to imaging, encouraging patients to self-advocate for diagnostic testing and making themselves heard in medicine.