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Sexual Wellness and Fertility After Cancer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Studies have shown that 60% of cancer survivors report sexual dysfunction after treatment and 50% did not bring up this issue to their health care team. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux and guest Dr. Leslie Schover, a clinical psychologist who Kim calls the "Dr. Ruth of cancer," discuss specific ways to empower and educate patients about sexual wellness after cancer. Dr. Shover shares with us her new projects, Will2Love.com and the campaign “Bring It Up”, to frankly talk about fertility and parenthood after cancer, including new developments and overcoming financial barriers.

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 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)

Encore: Patients Raise Their Voices: Joan Lunden and Amy Berman

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It is critically important for all patients to raise their voices in order to ensure that the care and treatments they receive addresses their individual values, preferences and priorities.

This episode, with guest host Linda House, President of the Cancer Support Community, features two incredible women who are inspiring all of us to raise our voices: veteran broadcaster Joan Lunden and Amy Berman, a senior program officer at the John A. Hartford 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)

My Healthcare is Killing Me - A Lesson in Patient Empowerment

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Making decisions that are best for you, advocating for timely treatment, finding affordable and high-quality care, sharing your story to help others—all of these are ways to be an empowered patient. Feeling empowered to take control of your own cancer experience can make a big difference in the cancer journey.

In this first episode of our #CSCEmpower series, guest host Linda House tackles what it means to be an empowered patient with guest Julie Klein.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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