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Advancing Research for Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In 2016, an estimated 53,000 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer—making it the 12th most common cancer in the United States. Unfortunately though, only about 7.7% of patients with pancreatic cancer survive with the disease beyond five years. This difficult-to-treat disease relies on new and innovative therapies to provide hope and support to patients and families impacted by this diagnosis. In this third installment of our series on cancer clinical trials, host Kim Thiboldeaux and guest Dr. Allyson Ocean will be talking about pancreatic cancer and the need for clinical trials to discover new treatments and hope.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore: What you need to know about colorectal cancer

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This year, an estimated 136,830 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and on average, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20. In February 2000, President Bill Clinton officially declared March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then it has become a rallying point for all impacted by this diagnosis to join together to spread awareness, community and hope. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer we are going to take an in-depth look at this diagnosis in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this month.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Focusing the Lens on Rare Cancers

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

There are several cancer types that we hear about quite often, whether it’s on the news, through daily conversation or because of a devoted awareness month. But, there are many other cancer types affecting people all over the world that many of us have never even heard of. A lack of awareness is just one of the problems facing people who are living with a rare type of cancer. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer we will learn more about life with a rare type of cancer from two guests who are working tirelessly to raise awareness and provide resources to people with rare cancer types.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Breast Cancer: Myths, Facts and Innovations

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Breast cancer impacts 1 in 8 women in the United States. Despite high levels of awareness thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October, there are still many myths surrounding this diagnosis, and treatment is always evolving. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by Dr. John West and his son Dr. Justin West to discuss myths, facts and innovations surrounding breast cancer, from diagnosis to treatment, reconstruction and life after cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore: Understanding the full impact of stomach cancer

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gastric cancers, meaning those that originate in the stomach, esophagus or the junctions of these two organs, account for 37,600 cancer diagnoses in the United States each year. Until the 1930s, this diagnosis was actually the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and today it is still estimated to be the 4th most common type of cancer worldwide. However, there is still much to be learned about stomach cancer and how it impacts patients, their caregivers and loved ones. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by three guests who will explain all stages of stomach cancer—from diagnosis, to treatment, survivorship, awareness and beyond.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Tips for Living Well with an MPN

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Myeloproliferative neoplasms, -MPNs- are a group of blood cancers that cause the body to overproduce blood cells in the bone marrow due to genetic mutations originating in stem cells. Last year, only about 14,500 people in the United States were diagnosed with an MPN. Many people are often unaware that this group of cancers exist. Each year the Cancer Support Community strives to “shine the light on MPNs” and raise awareness of MPNs and the impact of living with a rare type of cancer. This year is no different. Thursday, September 8, is MPN Awareness Day, and to commemorate the day, guest host Linda House offers tips for living well with an MPN.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

This year, an estimated 136,830 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and on average, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20. In February 2000, President Bill Clinton officially declared March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then it has become a rallying point for all impacted by this diagnosis to join together to spread awareness, community and hope. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer we take an in-depth look at this diagnosis in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore Presentation: Shining The Light on MPNs

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

This year, only about 14,500 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm, MPN, a rare group of blood cancers. Living with a rare cancer, like an MPN, comes with a unique set of challenges. The diagnosis can be hard to understand, and treatment is often “watch-and-wait” or symptom management only.

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September and MPN Awareness Day on September 11, join us to shine a light on these rare cancers. Guest host Linda House welcomes back to the show Melissa Wright, LMSW, OSW-C, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities to talk more about how to live well with a rare cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

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