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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)

Encore: Financial Planning 101

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Estate planning, preparing a will, selecting a power of attorney and finalizing health care directives can be a daunting task for anyone. But for someone facing a cancer diagnosis these preparations can take on a totally new meaning and feel much more like a reality for all involved.

On this episode guest host Linda House takes an in-depth look at each of these documents and how to prepare them with guests Clara Anderson Sainte, MSW, Program Director of Gilda’s Club Kansas City and Paul Pittman, an attorney who has experience in this area both professionally and personally.

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)

Innovation Happens: The Electronic Nose

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Over the years there have been numerous studies on dogs' ability to detect cancer and how that ability might be applied in a clinical setting. This work is particularly important for cancers for which there are currently no effective means of detection or for which the testing process is extremely invasive.

Today, in the latest installment of our series Innovation Happens, we’re going to take a look at electronic noses. Inspired by dogs’ natural smelling ability, scientists and engineers are working to develop machines that will allow doctors to quickly and effectively detect cancers.

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)

Patients Raise Their Voices: Joan Lunden and Amy Berman

Tuesday, December 1, 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)

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: Facing a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Being empowered is choosing to adopt actions, behaviors, and attitudes that can help you regain a sense of control over your treatment and life with cancer," excerpt from Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer. Part of being empowered means learning all you can about your specific type of cancer—what it is, how it affects your body, how it’s treated and what you can expect during diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

On this episode, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, join guest host Linda House as we go inside a lung cancer diagnosis.

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)

After You Hear It's Cancer

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cancer: It’s just one simple word with 6 letters and 2 syllables. But hearing this short, simple word from your doctor can change everything in an instant. Time can feel like it’s suddenly standing still and swirling by all at once. If you’ve heard this word from your doctor, you’re beginning a new journey—one you may not feel prepared to take.

Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux to talk about what to do after you're newly diagnosed is John Leifer, author of After You Hear It's Cancer: A Guide to Navigating the Difficult Journey Ahead.

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: What You Need to Know about Breast Reconstruction

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

More than 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. In addition to navigating the maze of treatment options, women with breast cancer are also often faced with making a choice about breast reconstruction.

Joining guest host Linda House on the show are three guests who will discuss the many reconstruction and non-reconstruction options available, what they entail, and how to live well with life after breast cancer. These guests are: Andrea Strauss, MD FACS, a plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction expert, and breast cancer survivors Jane O. Smith, of Still Sassy, LLC, and Desiree Walker. Join us to learn what you need to know about breast reconstruction.

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: When Men Get Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Each year in the U.S., about 2,240 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in men, compared to about 232,000 cases in women. Because men only represent 1% of the breast cancer diagnosis, we don’t often hear about their cancer journey.

With us today to inform and shed on light on male breast cancer are Dr. Oliver Bogler and Dr. Sharon Giordano.

Dr. Bogler is Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Neurosurgery Research at MD Anderson. He also serves as its Vice President of the Global Academic Programs. Dr. Bogler was diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept. 2012. Dr. Sharon Giordano is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist. She is also a professor with tenure at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology and Chair of the Department of Health Services Research.

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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