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Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio

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Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show offers advice and provides hope 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 co-hosts, 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 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 and Thursdays at 9 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Women's Channel.

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show offers advice and provides hope 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 co-hosts, 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 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 and Thursdays at 9 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Women's Channel.
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United States

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Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show offers advice and provides hope 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 co-hosts, 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 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 and Thursdays at 9 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Women's Channel.

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English


Episodes

Encore: How to prevent being 'Lost in Transition'

12/5/2018
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Fortunately, survival is the new normal in cancer care. Unfortunately, the rapid growth of individuals surviving cancer results in suboptimal care for cancer survivors, who are frequently overlooked by the healthcare system.

Duration:00:54:47

How stress causes cancer and what you can do about it

11/28/2018
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We will discuss the relationship of stress and cancer. What is this relationship? How does stress work? What are the 3 most common mistakes people make about stress?

Duration:00:54:56

Encore: Healing your whole self after breast cancer

11/21/2018
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The show will address how frequently as women we think once the cancer is gone or the wounds have healed it is over physically and emotionally when in reality the healing process has just begun.

Duration:00:55:53

Staying in the Light

11/14/2018
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When a person is struck with a serious illness or other trauma, it is easy to fall into a pit of sadness and just watch life move around you. We can become isolated and fearful.

Duration:00:56:29

Liam Ryan - Miracle Story From Ireland

11/7/2018
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16 years ago Liam Ryan was anonymous in the world. Then he began to get headaches. He was diagnosed with a huge stage 4 tumor in his face and was told very few hospitals in the world could look at his case.

Duration:00:56:00

Young Survivor finds comfort in Breast Friends Radio

10/31/2018
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When Laura White was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, her life was turned upside down.She has a family with two young boys and a job. Managing both is hard enough but to add a serious cancer diagnosis makes the challenge even greater.

Duration:00:56:34

How Breast Cancer Impacts Self-Esteem

10/24/2018
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A breast cancer diagnosis impacts not our our physical health, but can cause serious issues with our emotional health. Many women suffer serious hits to their self-esteem as they suffer the loss of breasts, hair, enter into early menopause, suffer sexual anxieties and much more.

Duration:00:56:05

Encore: When Cancer Becomes Metastatic

10/17/2018
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Hearing the words metastatic and cancer in the same sentence is never a good thing. But with all the dollars being spent on research, scientists are making advancements.

Duration:00:56:45

Nobody Can Afford Cancer

10/10/2018
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Cancer costs are getting in the way of healing. Patients and their families are anxious that they do not have the financial resources to pay for treatment. The goal of this program will be to educate patients and the professional support community about the availability of financial assistance programs

Duration:00:55:03

Encore: Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

10/3/2018
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What is palliative care and when do patients need it? How does it differ from hospice.

Duration:00:55:04

Surgical Drains - What a pain!!

9/26/2018
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Surgical drains are a common occurrence for cancer patients. Depending on the type of drain, it can be very cumbersome process to clean them. Our guest today has developed an easier way.

Duration:00:55:51

What happens when Rock Stars Get Cancer

9/19/2018
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When Jennifer Batten, guitarist for Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, got diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn't let it stop her.

Duration:00:57:06

The Role of Music in Healing

9/12/2018
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We've all heard that music is the universal language but does it help in our recovery from illness?

Duration:00:56:34

Encore: Breast Cancer Nutrition Myths

9/5/2018
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In today’s podcast Andrea dispels widespread myths surrounding cancer and nutrition that commonly cause unnecessary stress in patients, survivors and family members.

Duration:00:54:46

Encore: Choices in Breast Reconstruction after cancer

8/29/2018
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There are many ways to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy or lumpectomy and decisions can be complicated.

Duration:00:53:55

Encore: Self-monitoring and Follow-up Care after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

8/22/2018
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What is the standard of follow-up care after a cancer diagnosis? How much self- monitoring is the right amount? What about follow-up care from our physician team?

Duration:00:57:26

Reconstruction of a Cancer Survivor

8/15/2018
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When treatment ends for a cancer patient, it doesn't mean everything will return to "normal," The term "new normal" fits the situation better.

Duration:00:54:39

'Hope,' A new kind of cancer advice column

8/8/2018
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Do you remember Dear Abby or Ask Ann? Maybe you've heard of the "radically empathetic" advice column in the NYTimes called "The Sweet Spot," which is excerpted from the Dear Sugar podcast hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed.

Duration:00:55:01

The Importance of Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors

8/1/2018
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Cancer survivors need guidance in their exercise programming to make sure that it is safe and effective.

Duration:00:54:36

Love, Science and Living WELL with Cancer

7/25/2018
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The lens of scientific research that approaches cancer from the perspective of the whole person reveals new discoveries.

Duration:00:55:04