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On Your Terms: A Conversation About End-of-Life Care

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

People will delay talking about end-of-life care as long as possible even while acknowledging its importance. For the most part, none of us wants to deal with our mortality. Yet, this is a crucial topic for us to think through as individuals and to discuss with our families and medical team. Our guest and guide for this topic is Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an expert on the medical experience of death and dying, and author of Extreme Measures- Finding a Better Path to End of Life.

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)

Don't Let Cancer Steal Your Joy

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The impact of a cancer diagnosis is felt on every level—a physical level, financial level, and an emotional level. While the treatment we receive from our oncologist helps us to heal and treat our cancer at a physical level, there is also great importance in healing emotionally throughout the cancer journey. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux and guest Julia Wick are discussing how to create joy for yourself through meditation and mindfulness, and find joy despite facing the harsh realities of 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)

What You Need to Know about the Cost of Your Cancer Care

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hearing that you or someone you love has cancer can be overwhelming. Questions abound: Will I (or my loved one) survive? How will my family be affected? Will my insurance cover my care? Will I be able to work through treatment or will I need to take time off from work? Will my family be burdened with huge expenses? For some, the questions come all at once. For others, they arrive one by one. Having a plan to deal with these questions is vital. It can be hard to ask for and accept financial help—much less know where to find this much-needed support during this time. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Kim Thiboldeaux and her guest, Amanda Holt take a deep dive into this topic to find answers to these questions and many more.

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: Inside the Cancer Support Helpline

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A cancer diagnosis—whether it’s your own or a loved one’s—always brings on questions, questions and more questions. From trying to find out more about a diagnosis, treatment options, information on the cost of care or where you can find support, the questions and concerns throughout the entire cancer journey can feel endless. Whether you’re living with cancer, caring for someone with cancer or are a long-time survivor, the Cancer Support Helpline is here to provide support and resources at 1-888-793-9355.On this episode, guest host Linda House takes a look inside the Helpline to learn more about the services provided, and the important work it does from someone who knows first-hand.

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 Broadway Lullaby Project

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Broadway Lullaby Project is a collection of original lullabies and illustrations featuring music by some of Broadway's biggest stars and brightest composers with illustrations by acclaimed children's artists and Broadway set designers. All proceeds from this unique project raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Young Survival Coalition.

Joining Kim Thiboldeaux to talk about the project are its co-creator and executive producer Jodi Gluckman and lyricist and composer Michael Friedman.

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)

It Takes a Team

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

One person alone can’t beat cancer—it takes a team. This is the idea behind a unique initiative called Breakaway from Cancer, founded by Amgen in 2005 to raise awareness of the free resources available to people affected by cancer, from prevention through survivorship.

Joining the show to talk more about Breakaway from Cancer is Richard Paulson of Amgen and Patrick Devinger, who came across Breakaway from Cancer when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2008.

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)

Danny Jacobs - The Miracle Man

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Who can forget the image of boxer Danny Jacobs standing in the ring, hands raised in victory, cheered on by thousands at the Barclays Center having just become the WBA middleweight champion? This alone is not what makes the moment notable.

In 2011, Danny was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma. It caused partial paralysis of his legs and damaged nerves in his spine. Doctors didn’t know if he would ever walk again. Danny is not just a WBA champion, he’s also the first cancer survivor to win a boxing championship.

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: Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

With the holiday season in full swing, on today's episode, the Cancer Support Community addresses the impact of the holidays on cancer patients and their families and addresses ways to cope during this time of year. Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by Erica Proctor, a brain cancer survivor, and Charli Prather-Levinson, a licensed clinical and oncology social worker and Program Director of Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis.

Tune in to find out how to cope effectively with the holidays.

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)

When Your Loved One Has Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day—and if your Valentine is living with cancer this day can often have a deeper meaning. According to the National Cancer Institute, a caregiver often feels just as much distress as the patient, if not more. The demands of caregiving depend on several different variables, including the stage of disease, the type of symptoms experienced, functional ability, level of fatigue and treatment side effects. How a spouse responds to their partner’s cancer diagnosis and treatment can be just as important as how the patient responds.

This episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer is all about caregivers—from what it means to be a spouse and caregiver to tips on providing care and love to your partner through Valentine's Day and every day.

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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