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To Go Flat or To Reconstruct- That is the Question

Friday, October 20, 2017

70% of women feel they were not fully informed about their breast reconstruction options prior to their mastectomy. Two experts join us today for a substantive discussion about the incredibly personal choice between breast reconstruction surgery and going flat: Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton, cancer survivor and the co-founder of Flat and Fabulous and Dr. Cynara Coomer, the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwell Health-Staten Island University Hospital.

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)

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: Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In this episode, hear how a person’s race could affect their chance of surviving breast cancer. As many know, a person’s experience with a breast cancer diagnosis, their treatment and their risk of dying is very different depending on the race of that patient. Dr. Steven Whitman, Director of the Sinai Health Institute and Marc Hurlbert, Executive Director of the Avon Foundation’s global breast cancer programs discuss their new study of this racial disparity across the U.S.’s 25 largest cities and the implications of their 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 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)

What You Need to Know about Breast Reconstruction

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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: Finding Silver Linings in Cancer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Finding the silver linings while living with cancer can be difficult, but having a positive attitude can make all the difference. On today’s show, Kim Thiboldeaux talks to Hollye Jacobs, breast cancer survivor and author of The Silver Pen blog and the book The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer.

Hollye, a pediatric and adult palliative care nurse and social worker, brings a unique perspective to her blog, which intimately details her experience with breast cancer, as well as her life beyond breast cancer—from raising her family, to her favorite recipes, to her secrets to achieving impeccable style—all while stopping to point out every silver lining in her journey.

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)

Finding Support, Strength and Silver Linings

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As a healthy, happy thirty nine year old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked her world. Having worked as a nurse, social worker and child development specialist for fifteen years, she was trained to heal. But in her role as a patient, the healing process became personal.

Today’s show welcomes back Hollye Jacobs, author of The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer, a New York Times Bestseller that combines her perspectives of being both a patient and a clinician.

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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