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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

From the Affordable Care Act, to finding the silver linings in cancer, to playing video games, it has been an exciting time to tune in Frankly Speaking About Cancer. Hosted by Kim Thiboldeaux, CSC’s President and CEO, and airing every Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, Frankly Speaking About Cancer empowers listeners to live well with cancer. The internet radio show covers a wide variety of topics, and this past month has been no exception. Take a look below at our most recent topics and guests. To listen to each show, search here (link to

The Affordable Care Act
With the opening of the health insurance marketplaces in October, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act is well underway. If you are living with cancer, what do these new insurance options mean for you? Michelle Johnston-Fleece, Director of State Initiatives at the Cancer Support Community, and Matt Farber, Director, Provider Economics and Public Policy at the Association of Community Cancer Centers, explain everything you need to know about navigating the ACA.

Giving Comfort
Cancer is tough. Basic comforts make a world of difference. The McKesson Foundation’s Carrie Varoquiers explains McKesson’s Giving Comfort program, a unique initiative that provides care packages to low-income cancer patients. These packages include high-quality comfort items that are most needed and requested by patients undergoing treatment: a soft blanket, warm socks, soothing tea, moisturizer, lip balm, a sleeping cap and much more.

Re-Mission 2: Can a Video Game Make a Difference?
What do video games have to do with helping children with cancer? HopeLab and Cigna Total Health are hoping that their video game, “Re-Mission 2,” will give kids with cancer a positive attitude about their treatment. Telling us more about this unique project are guests Dr. Scott Joesphs of Cigna Total Health and Network, and Richard Tate of HopeLab. They tell us where “Re-Mission 2” accomplished its own mission, and what they have learned on their journey.