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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)

Encore Presentation: Us TOO: A Look into the Prostate Cancer Support Network

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. With one in seven men diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, it is the second most common cancer affecting men in the U.S. This week’s radio show focuses on the unique emotional and social needs of men with prostate cancer, as well as challenges facing men who are seeking this support.

Guest host Linda House welcomes Tom Kirk, CEO of Us TOO, a nonprofit focused on support for people impacted by prostate 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)

Breakaway from Cancer Turns 10!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer initiative, which aims to spread awareness of the free resources available to people during each step of the cancer journey.

In this episode, CSC sat down with Amgen’s Richard Paulson and actress Katherine Kelly Lang of The Bold and the Beautiful to talk about the strides made over the years and how the Breakaway from Cancer initiative continues to educate, support and give hope to people impacted by 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 Presentation: Danny Jacobs - The Miracle Man

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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)

Finding Cancer Support Online

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It’s no secret that most of us spend a lot of our time online, whether we’re using social media, shopping, or watching viral videos. But, the internet is also a great place to find support throughout the cancer journey.

On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer host Kim Thiboldeaux explores different ways to find cancer support online with guests Marcia Donziger, Founder of MyLifeLine.org, Dr. Jill Mitchell, PhD, an oncology social worker with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers and Micheal States, an online support group facilitator for the Cancer Support Community.

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)

Inside the Cancer Support Helpline

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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)

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