blog is no longer available.
The assertivepatient.com website was operated by Jeanne Sather from 2006 until 2010 when it was moved to the Assetive Cancer Patient website at www.assertivecancerpatient.com
The content of both websites chronicle her fight against breast cancer.
Jeanne began her career as a journalist, working for a number of international newspapers, magazines, and wire services. She has two master's degrees, one in Japanese language from the University of Hawaii, and another in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at age 43 and started writing about the subject. Initially, she wrote about her own experiences, with a weekly feature called "Jeanne's Diary" on the OnHealth Web site that chronicled the progress of her first series of cancer treatments.
She also commenced writing for a number of other publications, including Seattle Weekly, which put her story, "Running With Fear", on its cover in December of 2003.
The Assertive Patient blog commenced in 2006 and is still operational today at The Assertive Cancer Patient domain.