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A Daughter's Portrait of Love and Loss

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner and children of all ages are joyously making plans to show their parents their love, admiration and appreciation. But if your parent is living with cancer or has died from the disease, these holidays can be challenging, bringing with them feelings of sadness and loss. In this episode meet photographer Nancy Borowick whose parents were both diagnosed with stage 4 cancers and died of their diseases. Nancy documented their cancer journey in her book The Family Imprint- A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss. Also joining is Sean Hebbel, Program Director for the Cancer Support Community Delaware.

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)

Nutrition and Cancer

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Whether you’re in treatment or out, it’s important to make sure you eat foods rich in beneficial nutrients. Yet, it’s not always easy to figure out what to eat and what to avoid, especially during challenging times. Our guest is oncology nutritionist Rachel Beller, who answers questions about cancer-related nutrition and gives tips on managing food and meals to help us eat well and feel well.

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)

Camp Kesem- Making Magical Moments

Friday, March 23, 2018

In many households, parents are deciding which camp to send their kids to over the summer. But what if you’re a household dealing with the upheaval of a parent’s cancer diagnosis? In this latest installment of our series “Taking a Break from Cancer,” we’re going to find out about Camp Kesem, a special camp designed especially for children who are dealing with a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer, is in remission or has died from the disease. With us today are Jane Saccaro, the CEO of Camp Kesem, and Theo Christopulos, a former camper and now Camp Kesem student volunteer and counselor.

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)

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Palliative Care

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Patients are living longer than ever with metastatic breast cancer. Integrating palliative care early as a proactive part of a patient’s metastatic breast cancer treatment plan can make a difference in improving the quality of life of both the patient and the caregiver but those services typically don’t start soon enough. Our guest for this important conversation is Lori Bishop, Vice President of Palliative & Advanced Care at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

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 Financial Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

Thursday, February 1, 2018

When a person is diagnosed with a devastating disease like cancer, their first thoughts almost always focus on saving their life or extending it for as long as possible. It doesn’t take long though for the realities of paying for treatment, care and other related costs to come into play. Cancer survivors are nearly three times more likely to file for bankruptcy than people who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Our guests for this important conversation are cancer survivor Len Rodgers and Clorinda Walley, the Executive Director, and Randie Odebralski, the Chief Operating Officer, of Good Days, an organization that specializes in providing financial help to seriously ill people.

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)