Susan Love Obituary, Death-Recently, Dr. Susan M. Love, MD, MBA, who had been the head of the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research from its creation in 1995 and directed the organization through its ground-breaking and game-changing research and advocacy programs, passed away. Dr. Love had been the foundation’s leader ever since the foundation was established. She was 75 years old.
Dr. Love, who was battling recurrent leukemia, lost his struggle with the disease and passed away on July 2, 2023 in the city of Los Angeles, in the state of California. Dr. Love specializes in breast surgery, but she is most well-known for her groundbreaking work, which was inspired by her criticism of the paternalistic treatment of women by the medical system. Dr. Love is a well-known figure in the medical community. She was a trailblazer in the struggle to develop breast cancer surgery that preserved the patient’s natural breast tissue to the greatest extent that was medically possible. She was also a trailblazer in the fight to educate people about the risks associated with the practice of administering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to postmenopausal women as a routine medical procedure.
In her personal life, she has been a fierce supporter for increasing the parental rights of same-sex couples. This advocacy has been a part of her professional life as well. When Dr. Love and Dr. Helen Cooksey successfully petitioned the Supreme Court of Massachusetts for permission to carry out the first joint adoption by a lesbian couple in 1993, they created history. They were the first lesbian couple to adopt a child together. During that time period, Massachusetts was one of the few states that did not acknowledge marriages between people of the same gender. This landmark case paved the way for Massachusetts to become the first state to legalize marriage between individuals of the same sexual orientation ten years after it was initially challenged.
In the year 1998, Love received his master’s degree in business administration after completing the Executive MBA program that was made available by the UCLA Anderson School. It was President Clinton that appointed her to her position on the National Cancer Advisory Board, which she held from 1998 through 2004. Her tenure on the board spanned the years 1998 through 2004.
According to The New York Times, Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, which was first published in 1990 and is planned to be released in its updated seventh edition this year, is generally recognized as the “bible” for patients all over the world who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The first version of the book was published in 1990, and the revised seventh edition is slated to be issued this year. In addition to German and the Dutch language, the book has been translated into Hebrew, Spanish, Chinese, and Dutch as well as Dutch and German.