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Frankly Speaking About Cancer

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.

Location:

Washington, DC

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VoiceAmerica

Description:

Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.

Language:

English

Contact:

Cancer Support Community 1050 17th Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036 888-793-9355


Episodes

Meet Survivor-preneurs Liz Fisher and Ali O'Grady

2/18/2020
This episode in our special series Survivor-preneurs features two incredible women. Liz Fisher went through the experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis, undergoing treatment, and joining the community of survivors. Ali O’Grady was a caregiver to her father while he lived with a cancer diagnosis. Both combined their entrepreneurial spirit with insights and knowledge gleaned from their experience living with cancer to launch businesses.

Duration:00:59:22

Glioblastoma- A Frank Conversation

2/4/2020
This episode takes a frank look at Glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. Chances are you have heard of it because of media coverage of Beau Biden (the son of Vice President Joe Biden) and Senator John McCain’s experiences facing this diagnosis. Our two guests will help us understand the many challenges and also shed light on new treatments and approaches that are being used to treat this complex disease.

Duration:00:56:13

Utilization Management- What is it and why it matters

12/17/2019
In this episode, we take a close look at Utilization Management, some of its common practices and techniques, and how you can have a productive conversation with your doctor so the care you receive takes into consideration your needs. Our guest is Elizabeth Franklin, Executive Director of the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Policy Institute.

Duration:00:58:50

Spotlight on Precision Medicine: Targeted Therapies

11/19/2019
In this installment of our special series “Spotlight on Precision Medicine,” we focus on targeted therapies, an exciting new approach to cancer treatment. Tune in as we make sense of difficult medical terms and complex concepts so that you can make the best, most informed decisions for you and your loved ones. Our guest Dr. Gerry Messerschmidt.

Duration:00:53:39

A conversation with inventor and cancer survivor Efrat Roman

10/22/2019
Efrat Roman's experience living with the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis lead her to business ideas that she has developed to make the world a better place for women facing the same diagnosis.

Duration:00:54:46

When Cancer Hits a Disaster Expert-A Conversation with Jamie Aten

7/23/2019
Jamie is a disaster expert who was faced with his own personal disaster when he was diagnosed with stage 4 Colorectal cancer at the age of 35. On today's episode, Jamie shares his cancer story incorporating insights from his personal survivor experience and what he has learned from studying disaster survivors from around the globe.

Duration:00:57:28

Spotlight on Precision Medicine- Biomarker Testing

7/16/2019
Precision Medicine is believed to have the potential to transform health care in the United States. In this edition of our special series 'Spotlight on Precision Medicine' we take a close look at the biomarker tests that are being used to identify which people may benefit from these treatments.

Duration:00:54:22

The Other Side- Preparing for Life after Cancer Treatment

6/25/2019
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.

Duration:01:00:51

Talking to Kids about Cancer

6/18/2019
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.

Duration:00:58:49

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

5/21/2019
In this episode, we meet Dr. Joseph D. Stern and learn about his remarkable journey from neurosurgeon to caregiver and back to neurosurgeon.

Duration:00:55:23

Encore: Nutrition and Cancer

3/19/2019
Whether you’re in treatment or out, it’s important to make sure you eat foods rich in beneficial nutrients.

Duration:00:55:23

Phenomenal Women: Mama Cax and Elona Karafin

3/12/2019
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life changing experience. For a child who is told they have cancer, the impact is even greater.

Duration:00:57:13

Shedding Light on Lymphedema

3/5/2019
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.”

Duration:00:54:39

Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Clinical Trials

2/5/2019
All medications that are now standard treatment options went through a series of clinical trials before becoming available to patients.

Duration:01:01:03

Encore: CAR T Cell Therapy- A Spark of Hope

1/22/2019
CAR-T cell therapy is a revolutionary treatment approach that is bringing new hope to multiple myeloma patients.

Duration:00:59:29

Phils Camino- A Story of Inspiration and Hope

1/15/2019
In this episode, we take a look at the award winning documentary film Phil’s Camino. This highly acclaimed film tells us the powerful and inspiring story of Phil Volker who is living with stage 4 cancer and dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago

Duration:00:54:06

Advances in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

1/8/2019
Acute Myeloid Leukemia is an extremely difficult cancer to treat but recently a better understanding of this stubborn disease and advancements in treating it have brought more hope and a renewed feeling of optimism to the Acute Myeloid Leukemia community.

Duration:00:57:42

Encore: Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Palliative Care

1/1/2019
Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- The Benefits of Palliative Care Patients are living longer than ever with metastatic breast cancer.

Duration:00:54:58

Encore: Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer- Living Well and Thriving

12/25/2018
In this edition of our special series “Spotlight on Metastatic Breast Cancer,” you meet Lara MacGregor who is not just living well with metastatic breast cancer, but thriving.

Duration:00:55:58

Immunotherapy and Lung Cancer

11/6/2018
Without a doubt, the past few years have been an exciting time for lung cancer research with new drugs bringing hope to patients and their families.

Duration:00:54:04