Lisa Lurie is a survivor and the co-founder of Cancer Be Glammed, a company aimed at empowering women facing all forms of cancer to recover with dignity, positive self-esteem and personal style. She co-founded the company following her own battle with breast cancer, during which she underwent a double mastectomy, an oophorectomy and chemotherapy.

Lisa has just launched a cancer guidebook Cancer Be Glammed: Recover in Style. Designed like a fashion magazine, it tackles the most common recovery concerns women face and provides practical-yet-fashionable solutions to empower them to “take charge” of their own recovery. She talked about her battle with cancer and why the new guidebook’s magazine-like design was carefully crafted with women in mind.