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Encore: Being a Long Distance Caregiver

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

In the United States, families are often spread all over—sometimes on opposite coasts or in opposite climates. This can present challenges when someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer and everyone can’t be where they want to be at once. It’s important for these far-away loved ones to remember that they are not alone—In fact, it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are long-distance caregivers. Many of these people are family members of someone with cancer—daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. On this show, guest host Linda House and Sara Goldberger, Senior Director of Programs at the Cancer Support Community, talk about common challenges of being a long-distance caregiver, unique ways that a long-distance caregiver can be helpful and how to handle the emotional impacts of caregiving on families.

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: What you should know about National Family Caregivers Month

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

“Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety and dignity.” -President Barack Obama. In honor of National Family Caregivers Awareness Month, this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer is about the vital role caregivers play in the cancer experience. If you've ever been a caregiver to a loved one with cancer, share your experience with the cancer experience registry at www.cancerexperienceregistry.org.

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: When Your Loved One Has Cancer

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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)

What You Should Know About National Family Caregivers Month

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives and neighbors who uphold their unwavering commitment to ensure the lives of their loved ones shine bright with health, safety and dignity.” - President Barack Obama.

In honor of National Family Caregivers Awareness Month, this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer is all the vital role caregivers play in the cancer experience. If you've ever been a caregiver to a loved one with cancer, share your experience with the cancer experience registry at www.cancerexperienceregistry.org.

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)

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)

A New Kind of Fight

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Multi-division professional boxing champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is used to putting up a fight, but no amount of training could have prepared him for the day when his wife, Casey, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. Upon hearing this news, Robert scaled back his training, turned down three major championships and eventually vacated his title, stepping away from boxing to take care of his wife and two young children.

On today’s show, our host Kim and CSC’s Vicki Kennedy, LCSW, are joined by Robert to talk more about his journey as a cancer caregiver.

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 for People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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 will 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, will be 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)

Being a Long Distance Caregiver

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In the United States, families are often spread all over—sometimes on opposite coasts or in opposite climates. This can present challenges when someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer and everyone can’t be where they want to be at once. It’s important for these far-away loved ones to remember that they are not alone—In fact, it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are long-distance caregivers. Many of these people are family members of someone with cancer—daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

On this show, guest host Linda House and Sara Goldberger, Senior Director of Programs at the Cancer Support Community, will talk about common challenges of being a long-distance caregiver, unique ways that a long-distance caregiver can be helpful and how to handle the emotional impacts of caregiving on families.

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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