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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: Take a Break from Cancer: Part 2

Tuesday, December 20, 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)

Breast Cancer: Myths, Facts and Innovations

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Breast cancer impacts 1 in 8 women in the United States. Despite high levels of awareness thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October, there are still many myths surrounding this diagnosis, and treatment is always evolving. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by Dr. John West and his son Dr. Justin West to discuss myths, facts and innovations surrounding breast cancer, from diagnosis to treatment, reconstruction and life after 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: Understanding the full impact of stomach cancer

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gastric cancers, meaning those that originate in the stomach, esophagus or the junctions of these two organs, account for 37,600 cancer diagnoses in the United States each year. Until the 1930s, this diagnosis was actually the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and today it is still estimated to be the 4th most common type of cancer worldwide. However, there is still much to be learned about stomach cancer and how it impacts patients, their caregivers and loved ones. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by three guests who will explain all stages of stomach cancer—from diagnosis, to treatment, survivorship, awareness and beyond.

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)

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)

Encore: When Men Get Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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)

Encore: Raising Awareness of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October, as most people know, is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. People everywhere become extremely active in raising awareness of this disease, which affects about 1 in 8 U.S women and about 1 in 1,000 U.S. men every year. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. About 155,000 people are currently estimated to be living with this stage of breast cancer. On this episode we take a closer look at what metastatic breast cancer is, how you can feel empowered to live well with this disease and why raising awareness of it is important—not just on October 13th, but all year long.

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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