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Treatment Decision-Making Part 2: Knowing Your Options

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As you or a loved one face complicated decisions about treatment and care, a proven strategy that helps is to be as prepared as possible. Doing your research and having a written list of questions can help you feel more organized and confident when you are working together with your health care team to find the treatment plan that is right for you. On this episode, host Kim Thiboldeaux talks to Margaret Stauffer, LMFT, Chief Mission Officer of the Cancer Support Community of San Francisco about the topic of treatment decision making and CSC's free treatment decision counseling program Open To Options.

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)

Sexual Wellness and Fertility After Cancer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Studies have shown that 60% of cancer survivors report sexual dysfunction after treatment and 50% did not bring up this issue to their health care team. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux and guest Dr. Leslie Schover, a clinical psychologist who Kim calls the "Dr. Ruth of cancer," discuss specific ways to empower and educate patients about sexual wellness after cancer. Dr. Shover shares with us her new projects, Will2Love.com and the campaign “Bring It Up”, to frankly talk about fertility and parenthood after cancer, including new developments and overcoming financial barriers.

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)

The Healing Power of Words

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We are constantly surrounded by words. Words bombard us through our screens and surround us from billboards, signs, and posters. We usually forget about their presence because words are so ubiquitous to our daily lives. However, words have the ability to influence us. They can inspire us. They can pave a way to knowledge and discovery. Words even have the power to heal. By writing and reading about cancer, those impacted by cancer can gain perspective through self-reflection and find a sense of community through shared experiences. Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux to talk about the healing power of words is Susan Gubar, author of the book Reading & Writing Cancer: How Words Heal.

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)

The Cancer Chronicles

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What do we really know about cancer? Joining the show is author George Johnson, who has investigated the myths, misunderstandings, data and history of cancer in his book, The Cancer Chronicles-- Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery.

While a compelling biography of cancer, the book is also a moving personal account of George’s cancer journey, as he recounts his then wife’s cancer diagnosis with a “metastatic cancer with unknown primary” and subsequent treatment. George writes regularly about science for The New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic, Slate, Discover, Scientific American, Wired and The Atlantic.

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)

Hello Doctor

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Between all the different lab tests, scans and reports, you acquire a lot of paperwork during the cancer experience. After being in waiting room after waiting room seeing everyone’s binders full of printed medical records, Maayan Cohen saw firsthand the role medical records play at oncology appointments and saw a need for a way to simplify this experience.

Maayan is the CEO and founder of Hello Doctor, a mobile app that is revolutionizing the way patients and their health care teams are accessing, viewing and sharing their medical records. Learn more about this new technology on this episode of Frankly Speaking About 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)

Cancer and "The Blame Game"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cancer awareness and support for patients has grown exponentially over the years, but there are still some cancers that people seem to avoid talking about, or even tend to stigmatize.

On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux is taking on the public perceptions of lung, skin and cervical cancer and the importance of not playing "the blame game" when it comes to these diagnoses.

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)

Taking Time Off From Cancer - Part 1

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, a question you hear time and time again is “What are your summer vacation plans?” Vacations offer a time for adventure and fun, as well as relaxation and rejuvenation. For families facing a cancer diagnosis, a vacation may be the furthest thing from their minds, but maybe it shouldn’t be.

In this first part of a special two part series, our guest is Marci Schankweiler, the Founder and President of For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite 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)

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