Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD is a board-certified family physician and obtained her MD from Harvard Medical School. She currently practices as a hospitalist physician in Brownsville, Texas. In 2015, she became a patient herself when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. She underwent a grueling chemotherapy regimen that incapacitated her so much that she wasn’t able to cook or drive. Her cancer experience, as well as being a physician and a long-time advocate for patient education, led her to turn her attention to writing chemotherapy-focused patient education materials. In 2019 she published her book Braving Chemo, a patient and caregiver guidebook about what to expect, how to prepare and how to get through chemotherapy. Braving Chemo is available throughout the world and is donated to patients by many cancer non-profit organizations.
Dr. Zavaleta’s Recommended Resources
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
We strive to be a credible source for triple negative breast cancer information, a catalyst for science and patient advocacy and a caring community with meaningful services for patients and their families.
Breast Advocate® was founded by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer reconstruction and shared decision-making. Shared decision-making occurs when the health care professional and patient work together to make a treatment decision that is best for the patient.
Providing free education on the practical and legal issues that arise after a cancer diagnosis.