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A Conversation with Inventor and Cancer Survivor Efrat Roman

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

In this edition of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, we spoke to inventor and breast cancer survivor Efrat Roman. Fueled by her own experience and inspired by the women she has met along her journey, Efrat is an unapologetic entrepreneur. Her latest project is EZbra®, the first and only post-op disposable compression bra designed to improve the recovery experience from any breast surgery.

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 Other Side- Preparing for Life after Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

For many patients, cancer treatment does not truly end when treatment is done because cancer survivors have special needs and concerns that should be incorporated into their post-treatment care. It is vitally important for a patient to work with their oncology team to develop a survivorship plan. This episode focuses on the long-term needs of cancer survivors, and planning for transitioning from active treatment to survivorship. Our guests are oncologist Dr. David Andorsky and oncology social worker Dr. Jill Mitchell, both from Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers- Boulder, Colorado.

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)

Talking to Kids about Cancer

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Many families struggle with what to tell children when a parent or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, and instinctively try to protect them from the uncertainty, fear and feelings of powerlessness that often come with this life changing diagnosis. But the reality is that children, even very young children, can feel the impact of an illness on a family. In this episode, we talk about breaking the news of a cancer diagnosis to children, talking to them about the impact on their lives and helping them cope with all the changes through which they are living. Our guests are author, cancer survivor and mother Donia Youssef and Carissa Hodgson, Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Madison, Wisconsin.

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)

Grief as His Guide: A Conversation with Dr. Joseph D. Stern

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In this episode, we meet Dr. Joseph D. Stern and learn about his remarkable journey from neurosurgeon to caregiver and back to neurosurgeon. He is the author of the powerfully raw, incredibly insightful, and tremendously moving New York Times essay “Grief as My Guide: How My Sister Made Me a Better Doctor” in which talks about his sister Victoria’s diagnosis of acute leukemia, her unsuccessful bone marrow transplant, and her death. Dr. Stern has since become an outspoken advocate for greater compassion and empathy in health care.

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)

Shedding Light on Lymphedema

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lymphedema affects millions of people living with cancer and according to The National Cancer Institute, it’s “one of the most poorly understood, relatively underestimated, and least researched complications of cancer or its treatment.” Our guests shed light on this condition, helping us understand what it is, how it can impact your life, and what treatments can help. We are joined by Amy Eversman who is living with lymphedema, and Vanessa Gorelkin, a Certified Lymphedema Therapist working at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

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- Clinical Trials

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

All medications that are now standard treatment options went through a series of clinical trials before becoming available to patients. In this edition of our special series “Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer,” we have an in-depth talk about clinical trials, their role in advancing the development of new treatments, and patient concerns about participating in them. Our guest is clinician and researcher Dr. Vered Stearns.

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)