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The Healing Power of Words

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We are constantly surrounded by words. Words bombard us through our screens and surround us from billboards, signs, and posters. We usually forget about their presence because words are so ubiquitous to our daily lives. However, words have the ability to influence us. They can inspire us. They can pave a way to knowledge and discovery. Words even have the power to heal. By writing and reading about cancer, those impacted by cancer can gain perspective through self-reflection and find a sense of community through shared experiences. Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux to talk about the healing power of words is Susan Gubar, author of the book Reading & Writing Cancer: How Words Heal.

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)

Making an Impact through Modern Media

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Suleika Jaouad, Emmy-award winning New York Times columnist, and Seamus McKiernan, Deputy Blog Editor at The Huffington Post, join host Kim Thiboldeaux today to take a look at the power of writing and how the internet has created community where before there was isolation.

This modern media power couple is having a real impact on the lives of young adults facing cancer and, increasingly, young people with a variety of chronic medical conditions who are able to relate to the cancer experience.

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)

The Cancer Chronicles

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What do we really know about cancer? Joining the show is author George Johnson, who has investigated the myths, misunderstandings, data and history of cancer in his book, The Cancer Chronicles-- Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery.

While a compelling biography of cancer, the book is also a moving personal account of George’s cancer journey, as he recounts his then wife’s cancer diagnosis with a “metastatic cancer with unknown primary” and subsequent treatment. George writes regularly about science for The New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic, Slate, Discover, Scientific American, Wired and The Atlantic.

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)

Hello Doctor

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Between all the different lab tests, scans and reports, you acquire a lot of paperwork during the cancer experience. After being in waiting room after waiting room seeing everyone’s binders full of printed medical records, Maayan Cohen saw firsthand the role medical records play at oncology appointments and saw a need for a way to simplify this experience.

Maayan is the CEO and founder of Hello Doctor, a mobile app that is revolutionizing the way patients and their health care teams are accessing, viewing and sharing their medical records. Learn more about this new technology on this episode of Frankly Speaking About 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)

Cancer and "The Blame Game"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cancer awareness and support for patients has grown exponentially over the years, but there are still some cancers that people seem to avoid talking about, or even tend to stigmatize.

On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is taking on the public perceptions of lung, skin and cervical cancer and the importance of not playing "the blame game" when it comes to these diagnoses.

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)

Taking Time Off From Cancer - Part 1

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, a question you hear time and time again is “What are your summer vacation plans?” Vacations offer a time for adventure and fun, as well as relaxation and rejuvenation. For families facing a cancer diagnosis, a vacation may be the furthest thing from their minds, but maybe it shouldn’t be.

In this first part of a special two part series, our guest is Marci Schankweiler, the Founder and President of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.

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)

Take a Break from Cancer: Part 2

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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 Presentation: Taking Time Off From Cancer- Part 1

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, a question you hear time and time again is “What are your summer vacation plans?” Vacations offer a time for adventure and fun, as well as relaxation and rejuvenation. For families facing a cancer diagnosis, a vacation may be the furthest thing from their minds, but maybe it shouldn’t be.

In this first part of a special two part series, our guest is Marci Schankweiler, the Founder and President of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.

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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