Iris Oncology
Navigating Emotions

On-Demand Event – Talking About Cancer with Others

Availability: Register now to access the on-demand recording

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenters: Allie Gubin, LCSW, Senior Oncology Social Worker

Lynnette Griffin, Iris Peer Mentor


Have you ever wondered how to talk about your cancer diagnosis with others? Have you wrestled with how much information you are comfortable sharing with a close friend? Have you struggled with how to respond to a well-meaning neighbor who said exactly the wrong thing?

Cancer can be hard to talk about, and you get to be in control of what you share.

Join our on-demand event, presented by, Iris Mental Health Therapist, Allie, and Iris Peer Mentor, Lynnette, to gain practical tips and strategies for communicating and disclosing your diagnosis based on your comfort. 

About Allie Allie is a Mental Health Therapist with Iris. She has over a decade of experience supporting people affected by cancer. Allie has a background in medical social work and previously worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD with the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, and at UCLA Health in Los Angeles in pediatric oncology. Allie also facilitates various support groups for the Cancer Support Community of Los Angeles, CA.

About Lynnette Lynnette serves as an Iris Oncology Peer Mentor. She recently celebrated her two-year anniversary of being cancer free from triple-negative breast cancer.