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A Chef with No Stomach- A conversation with Hans Rueffert

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

With his career on the rise, chef Hans Rueffert was a contestant on the 2005 Next Food Network Star, reaching the final three. Just 2 weeks after taping the finale for the show, the culinary sensation was diagnosed with stage-three stomach cancer and given a 2% chance of survival. His cancer journey has included eleven surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, a series of brain infections, the removal of his stomach and 95% of his esophagus. Known as the chef without a stomach, Hans is the author of the cookbook Eat Like There’s No Tomorrow, and the producer of several television cooking shows.

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)

Understanding the Global Impact of Cancer, One Image at a Time

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cancer does not discriminate. It impacts all of us, in every corner of the world. In fact, more than 14 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year with more than 8.2 million cancer-related deaths—more than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria combined. About 70% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries. Because of this, there is a significant need to raise awareness of the global fight against cancer, increase education about cancer and prevention and increase the amount of support networks in place. Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux is Carolyn Taylor, worldwide photographer and Founder and President of Global Focus on 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)

A Guide to Navigating the 2017 Open Enrollment Period When You Have Cancer

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The 2017 open enrollment period for health insurance through your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace began on Tuesday, November 1 and will be coming to a close in just 2 weeks. For anyone who is at risk for cancer, living with cancer or is a cancer survivor, there are many health care needs that must be considered when looking for a new or different health insurance plan. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer we discuss what you need to know to navigate your state’s Marketplace as well as tips and resources to help you select a health insurance plan that best meets your unique health needs.

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: Take a Break from Cancer: Part 2

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Summertime is a time when people take time off from work and children and young adults take time off from school to experience new challenges, embark on adventures and just have fun. But for people impacted by cancer taking time off from cancer may seem impossible and improbable. It could be that taking time off from cancer is just what is called for though. Perhaps it brings benefits you might not find otherwise. In Part 2 of our special series, "Take a break from cancer," we talk about taking a break from cancer with Brad Ludden, Founder of First Descents.

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 Reconstruction: What You Should Know

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on this show, guest host Linda House highlights an important breast cancer topic that is often overlooked—breast reconstruction. Joining Linda is Dr. Jeff Ascherman, Site Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as Susan Scanlan, breast cancer survivor and women’s health and rights advocate, and Jenny Saldana, breast cancer survivor and patient navigator. This episode explores breast reconstruction basics, first-hand patient experiences, and new advancements in this field.

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: Celebrating National Men's Health Month

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June is National Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of health issues specific to men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. In America, men’s health issues can often be overlooked or ignored. Men are statistically far less likely to go to a doctor than women, feel less comfortable reporting health problems and are more likely to face social stigma for reaching out for emotional support. On this episode, guest host Linda House is joined by Brandon Leonard of the Men's Health Network to take a deeper look at health issues facing men today.

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: Take a Break from Cancer: Part 2

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Summertime is a time when people take time off from work and children and young adults take time off from school to experience new challenges, embark on adventures and just have fun. But for people impacted by cancer taking time off from cancer may seem impossible and improbable. It could be that taking time off from cancer is just what is called for though. Perhaps it brings benefits you might not find otherwise. In Part 2 of our special series, "Take a break from cancer," we talk about taking a break from cancer with Brad Ludden, Founder of First Descents.

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: Cancer for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Living with cancer can be a challenge for anyone—but what if you also have an intellectual or developmental disability? On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, we explore the unique challenges people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their caregivers and their health care teams face when it comes to cancer prevention, screening and treatment. Show host Linda House, RN, of the Cancer Support Community, is joined by Robyn J. Blanchard, RN, of The Arc Gloucester; Leone Murphy, MSN, RN, of The Arc of New Jersey; and Karen Luken, MSRA, of the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health.

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: Eating Well and Staying Active

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Are organic foods really better than non-organic foods in preventing cancer? Can exercising during cancer actually help you feel less fatigued? This episode explores these questions and more, featuring experts in nutrition and fitness who have dedicated their careers to educating and empowering the cancer community. Joining our host Kim Thiboldeaux on the show is Alice Bender, Associate Director at the American Institute of Cancer Research and Carol Michaels, founder of Recovery Fitness.

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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