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Breast Friends Cancer Support Network

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Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones. Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the host, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic AND GUEST and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families. Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones. Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the host, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic AND GUEST and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families. Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Location:

United States

Description:

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones. Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the host, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic AND GUEST and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families. Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Research + Impact: Diverse Experiences with Breast Cancer

10/20/2021
Dr. Rachel Grob and her team interviewed 40 people from across the United States about their experiences with breast cancer, their interactions with healthcare, and how cancer is impacting their daily lives, identities, relationships, and much more. They then developed a resource to help share these stories. Today’s show dives into the research Rachel and her team are doing, what they heard from people about their experiences with breast cancer, and how the web-based resource they created...

Duration:00:54:40

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

10/13/2021
Join me as I welcome back Yvonne Nydigger to discuss all things Metastatic Breast Cancer. We will highlight the story of one of our Young Warriors, Pamela George, who was diagnosed metastatic at age 23. She describes herself as thriving and surviving and doing everything she can to kick cancer's ass every day! We will talk stats, #stageIVneedsmore and what we can do to help those we love who are fighting this horrible disease.

Duration:00:56:44

Mama's Afro is a Soldier Too – A Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis Explained

10/6/2021
Author and woman impacted by cancer, N.M. Charles discussed her book: “Mamas Afro is a Soldier Too – A Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis Explained.” The inner strength, drive, and determination of Mamas dealing with cancer are often unseen. That tenacity is much like a soldier going into battle. The Afro Soldier represents that drive. At the same time, it gives young children a visual understanding that Mama is going through a challenging period, but with the assistance of a fierce little warrior that...

Duration:00:51:48

Living with Lymphedema

9/29/2021
Kristy Tervo, PT, CLT-LANA from Compass Oncology, will walk us through an informative hour all about lymphedema. What is lymphedema? What are the sign sand symptoms? What is a compression garment and what does it do? What is manual lymph drainage? And so much more!

Duration:00:56:10

The CARE Project - From Laughter and Lip Gloss to Support

9/22/2021
Meet Carrie Madrid, a true rock star who chose to go through treatment with the mantra of “laughter and lip gloss!” She took her own cancer diagnosis and turned it into an organization to help others with support and financial resources, has co-authored a book called “Handle with Care” and hosts a podcast “Handle with CARE: Cancer & Beyond.”

Duration:00:54:39

The Art of Compassion – Difficult Conversations in Patient Care

9/15/2021
Kelly Grosklags is here to discuss Dying Is Not Giving Up,” an award-winning documentary changing how we have difficult conversations in patient care. In this 35-minute film, a woman shares her experience from her terminal diagnosis to her final days, revealing simple and impactful opportunities for providers to add compassion and empathy to their practice. This poignant documentary features the story of Judy Erdahl, a 57-year old woman dying of breast cancer. Erdahl recounts her experience...

Duration:00:54:41

Re-Entry into Life After COVID

9/8/2021
Life has changed so much since early 2020 when we entered into a global pandemic. How do we handle the emotions of this and ease back into normal life when it is over? Dr. Shani Fox is here to discuss the challenges we have faced, especially those relating to cancer patients; the loss of physical and emotional connection, uncertainty of moving forward and the lessons we have learned. She will address the anxiety and possible dread for going back out in the world and the fear which...

Duration:00:52:23

Life After Breast Cancer - Part 3 of 3

9/1/2021
Yvonne Nydigger joins to talk about life after cancer, breast or any kind. How does life go on when your body and your mind are forever changed? This 3 part series will lead us in ways to dip our toes back in the water of every day life, setting goals and making plans for your best future without letting the past rule your life. Part 3 of a 3 part series.

Duration:00:55:47

Life After Breast Cancer - Part 2 of 3

8/25/2021
Yvonne Nydigger joins to talk about life after cancer, breast or any kind. How does life go on when your body and your mind are forever changed? This 3 part series will lead us in ways to dip our toes back in the water of every day life, setting goals and making plans for your best future without letting the past rule your life. Part 2 of a 3 part series.

Duration:00:53:40

Life After Breast Cancer - Part 1 of 3

8/18/2021
Yvonne Nydigger joins to talk about life after cancer, breast or any kind. How does life go on when your body and your mind are forever changed? This 3 part series will lead us in ways to dip our toes back in the water of every day life, setting goals and making plans for your best future without letting the past rule your life. Part 1 of a 3 part series.

Duration:00:56:36

Sex & Intimacy After Cancer

8/11/2021
Join Michelle and Sex Educator Gretchen Leigh as they discuss what happens to many women's bodies after cancer treatment. How it can affect intimacy and sex on an emotional and physical level due to many things, lack of hormones, changes in our selves and body image. Then they will discuss how to move forward and light that spark again!

Duration:00:55:32

Medical Cannabis - What Is it and How it Works

8/4/2021
Join Holistic Specialist Krista Zweers of Nurish.Revive.Thrive Holistic Nutrition and Health, as she answers all of the confusing question about medical cannabis. What is it? How does it work with our bodies? What about all of those different letters, THC, CBD, CNB - what do they mean. What the heck are cannabinoids and terpenes? How do we get the best types for our conditions? Krista will give us the lowdown on all of it!

Duration:00:56:04

Warrior Stories of Inspiration & Connection - Episode 1

7/28/2021
Join Michelle Beck as she highlights other Warrior Women along their cancer journeys. Michelle Caplan joins as a live guest and then Michelle reads the stories of 3 other amazing women as they became Warriors. If you want to be a guest on the show or let Michelle read YOUR Warrior Story, email her at michellebeck@breastfriends.org.

Duration:00:56:32

How to Cope When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Cancer

7/21/2021
Join Michelle Beck with her husband, Nate, and sister, Cassandra, as they discuss how they handled the two diagnosis of Michelle with breast cancer in 2012 and 2017. A diagnosis of cancer affects everyone in the household and family, not just the patient. What techniques did they use to get through this difficult process while at the same time supporting Michelle?

Duration:00:53:44

Emotions and Trauma - How to Move Forward

7/14/2021
Join Jill Anderson as she shares her expertise as a Trauma Recovery Coach. She talks about all of the emotions that go with trauma, what IS trauma, the difference between trauma with a capital T and a little t, the types of trauma and how to deal with specific situations such as the death of a loved one or a cancer diagnosis. She will talk about focusing on the present and the future rather than revisiting past events and how trauma-informed coaching starts from the point of acceptance that...

Duration:00:55:47

Infertility Saved My Life

7/7/2021
While Erica and her partner went through infertility for years, then finally decided to try IVF, only to learn she had stage II, triple negative breast cancer at age 35. This journey took Erica many places and let her meet some amazing people. She started a non-profit to give hope of saving hair during chemotherapy, and now finally they became parents of a newborn son.

Duration:00:54:54

The Brobe - A Unique Bra, Robe Combo for Women with Breast Cancer

6/30/2021
Allison Schickel, CEO and Founder of Brobe Intl. discusses her revolutionary product that is helping women diagnosed with breast cancer recover more easily, comfortably and beautifully. The Brobe was designed and created for women undergoing a mastectomy, breast reconstruction surgery, breast augmentation and more. It is a unique bra and robe combination that has pockets for post-op fluid drains, a detachable bra with front velcro closures, bra pockets for ice packs or prosthetic breasts and...

Duration:00:54:58

Cancer for Breakfast Podcast

6/23/2021
Join us as the ladies from the Cancer for Breakfast podcast are here. Amy Dials and Stef LeJeunesse started a cancer podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. While tackling the most serious of serious subjects, living life with—and after—cancer, Amy and Stef share letters from fellow cancer babes, highlight promising Recent Advances in Treatments and Science (R.A.T.S.!) and discuss their own darkest fears and relatable realizations as they navigate two very different breast cancer...

Duration:00:52:46

A Fighter's Story - Healing by Shining Your Light

6/16/2021
Please join us as we talk with Katelyn Burrell. Two months after her 2019 miscarriage she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Her world was flipped upside down as she reversed from family planning to survival mode. Now, Katelyn and her husband are seeking surrogacy to begin their family. Katelyn also dreams of having a non-profit to help other families seeking surrogacy, helping to eliminate the financial burden that comes along with it. Overcoming her own health issue has provided her...

Duration:00:54:20

What Can Myofascial Release Do For You?

6/9/2021
Myofascial release therapy (MFR) was developed by John F. Barnes, PT to specifically address the fascia, the connective tissue that runs like a three-dimensional web throughout the body. MFR involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Three main components, structural releases, unwinding, and rebounding combined with an awareness or energy to enable the patient to break through physical and emotional...

Duration:00:55:37