If you know your family history and ask the right questions of your medical care team, you could act as your own health care advocate.
In a new video on CNN, breast cancer survivor Beth Fairchild shares how her assertiveness ultimately saved her life.
Because of her family history of breast cancer and the fact that she just didn't feel well, Beth pushed for additional tests after getting a mammogram that came back clear. That led to a devastating diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer, but also got her into treatment.
Also in the clip, Leslie shares practical steps for getting the best medical care from The Patient's Playbook that anyone can put into practice.