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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)

Cancer Survivor's Guilt

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Survivor’s guilt is accepted as a common reaction to surviving tragic and traumatic events like war, accidents and disasters. But what we are starting to learn is that survivor's guilt is also common in people with cancer during and after treatment and lung cancer patients in particular. Our guests are cancer survivor Michael Levin, Tara Perloff of the Lung Cancer Alliance and Dr. Megan Shen of Weill Cornell Medicine.

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)

Victorious: My Story as a Cancer Survivor

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Just five months after her son Víctor was born in 2009, Leslie Rivera Quiroz was diagnosed with stage 4 of Burkitt’s lymphoma, the most aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After her aggressive treatment, Leslie found support at her local Cancer Support Community Affiliate in Dallas, and found strength, both physically and mentally, through an exercise program. She captured her battle against cancer in her inspirational memoir, Victorious: My Story as a Cancer Survivor.

On today’s show, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by Leslie and her friend and health coach, Gene Mosely.

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)

Encore Presentation: Life After Cancer: Cancer Rehabilitation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There is life after cancer. Learn about cancer rehab and how to live a healthy life after treatment is complete. What kind of rehabilitation may be helpful after having cancer? Is it possible to feel like your old self again after treatment? How can you get help for cognitive issues like “chemo brain”?

Joining Kim Thiboldeaux to explore the answers to these questions is Jeanne Simard, a registered nurse with a clinical background in cancer rehabilitation and critical care. She is the corporate vice president of Oncology Rehab Partners, the developer of the STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) Program, a model of comprehensive cancer rehabilitation that is being implemented by hospitals, cancer centers and private rehabilitation practices in over 40 states. For more information on the STAR Program, please visit www.OncologyRehabPartners.com.

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)

Musical Tones and Funny Bones

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day this week, today’s show focuses on two talented individuals who are giving back to others going through the cancer experience. Mark Bowling is a singer and song writer who was born the youngest of nine children in the small town of Spencer Indiana. Mark was raised on classic country and gospel music and draws his influence from greats like Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum and Don Williams.

As an independently touring and recording singer-songwriter, Mark has shared the stage with Nashville stars such as Charlie Pride, Phil Vassar, Eric Church, Ty England and Collin Raye. Also on the show, Noreen Batt was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma after her very first mammogram at 40. In her one-woman act called “Thanks for the Mamories,” she pokes good-natured fun at her medical team & herself while sharing personal insights into her cancer journey. She is a happily married mother of two and currently lives in New Hampshire.

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 Body Image

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Whether it’s during treatment or years into survivorship, body image is an often overlooked issue for people on the cancer journey. On today’s show, we will be exploring body image and cancer—what kinds of challenges we are seeing, when to bring these issues up with your health care team and more.

Joining your host, Kim Thiboldeaux, is Michelle Cororve Fingeret, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science with joint appointments in the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Also on the show is Jane O. Smith, breast cancer survivor and principal at Still Sassy, LLC.

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)