Maura Tierney on Overcoming the Fear

“Sometimes you just want to have a conversation about being bald and wearing a wig, you don’t want to have ‘a conversation’ about it.”

Actress Maura Tierney was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in 2009. Recently, she sat down to discuss her diagnosis, her treatment and the community of patients who helped to ease her fear.

In a video produced exclusively for PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Tierney talks about the women with whom she underwent chemotherapy and the shared battle against cancer that bonded them together.

“The community to me was really important that way, because I was so scared. And I think it’s just nice to see that it doesn’t have to be so scary.”

Tierney’s story is the latest in a series of intimate video profiles from PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies about the impact of cancer on countless lives.

You can join the conversation and share your story of cancer today by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter using #CancerFilm. You can watch more profiles like Maura’s on The Producers’ Blog.

Video produced by Redglass Pictures for PBS and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.

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