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Treatment Decision-Making Part 2: Knowing Your Options

Friday, October 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)

A Chef with No Stomach- A conversation with Hans Rueffert

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

With his career on the rise, chef Hans Rueffert was a contestant on the 2005 Next Food Network Star, reaching the final three. Just 2 weeks after taping the finale for the show, the culinary sensation was diagnosed with stage-three stomach cancer and given a 2% chance of survival. His cancer journey has included eleven surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, a series of brain infections, the removal of his stomach and 95% of his esophagus. Known as the chef without a stomach, Hans is the author of the cookbook Eat Like There’s No Tomorrow, and the producer of several television cooking shows.

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)

Understanding the Global Impact of Cancer, One Image at a Time

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cancer does not discriminate. It impacts all of us, in every corner of the world. In fact, more than 14 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year with more than 8.2 million cancer-related deaths—more than AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria combined. About 70% of cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries. Because of this, there is a significant need to raise awareness of the global fight against cancer, increase education about cancer and prevention and increase the amount of support networks in place. Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux is Carolyn Taylor, worldwide photographer and Founder and President of Global Focus on 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)

A Guide to Navigating the 2017 Open Enrollment Period When You Have Cancer

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The 2017 open enrollment period for health insurance through your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace began on Tuesday, November 1 and will be coming to a close in just 2 weeks. For anyone who is at risk for cancer, living with cancer or is a cancer survivor, there are many health care needs that must be considered when looking for a new or different health insurance plan. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer we discuss what you need to know to navigate your state’s Marketplace as well as tips and resources to help you select a health insurance plan that best meets your unique health needs.

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 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: Celebrating National Men's Health Month

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June is National Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of health issues specific to men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. In America, men’s health issues can often be overlooked or ignored. Men are statistically far less likely to go to a doctor than women, feel less comfortable reporting health problems and are more likely to face social stigma for reaching out for emotional support. On this episode, guest host Linda House is joined by Brandon Leonard of the Men's Health Network to take a deeper look at health issues facing men today.

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, April 26, 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)

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