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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 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

Encore Transitions - Why we struggle

1/20/2021
We all experience times of transition in our lives. Some are chosen and some are thrust upon us. It can be from a cancer diagnosis, or simply watching our kids grow up and move out. Sometimes divorce, or loss of a loved one will lead to huge transitions. Or choosing to retire can leave us feeling empty. Some transitions we see as positive but sometimes they feel negative. Often referred to as the new norm, we find ourselves struggling with change rather than accepting it for what it is, a...

Duration:00:55:02

How to Get Off the Rollercoaster of Emotional Eating - Part 3

1/13/2021
One thing many cancer patients experience is weight GAIN during treatment. Many of us hope that weight loss might be the silver lining, but it often isn't. We will talk the impact of emotional eating on breast cancer survivor's physical and mental health. Join our repeat guest, Cathy Leman, as we finish up with this necessary topic.

Duration:00:54:31

2Unstoppable: Keep Moving, Stay Strong after a Cancer Diagnosis

1/6/2021
Learn how exercise can help you, not only during cancer treatment, but as a lifestyle. You will learn how exercise can help in many areas of your life, including improve balance, keep muscles from wasting due to inactivity, decrease joint aches, lower the risk of heart disease, lessen the risk of osteoporosis, and much, much more. As we start the new year, especially during these times of Covid, this is your chance to change your life and take control of your health. Join our guests, the...

Duration:00:50:48

Encore Taking Care of Your Loved One With Cancer

12/30/2020
When cancer strikes at the heart of the family, the partner is often the first line of defense. When the host of this show, Becky Olson, was first diagnosed in 1996, her husband, Bill Olson, was there for her. He was there for her through the next 4 battles including her current battle with metastatic disease. Learn tips on how to care for your loved one during this time and understand the role of, and the impact on, the care giver.

Duration:00:54:57

Encore Lessons From a 5 Time Survivor

12/23/2020
Becky Olson, co-founder of Breast Friends, inspirational speaker and author of The Hat that Saved my Life, is in the middle of her 5th breast cancer battle since 1996. This time, her fight is with metastatic breast cancer. She is currently enrolled in a medical trial that includes Immune therapy. Hear her story and how she used three things that have gotten her through each battle.

Duration:00:54:19

Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis During Covid

12/16/2020
How patients handle a cancer diagnosis has changed greatly during 2020. How Breast Friends has offered help to patients during Covid has changed as well. Join us with our Executive Director, Allison Hancock, as we discuss what has changed, including additional metastatic services, and what we are doing now, and how we all can be of assistance to those battling this terrible disease.

Duration:00:55:04

How to Get Off the Rollercoaster of Emotional Eating - Part 2

12/9/2020
One thing many cancer patients experience is weight GAIN during treatment. Many of us hope that weight loss might be the silver lining, but it often isn't. We will talk about the cause of emotional eating, who is most likely to struggle with and how we overcome it. Join our repeat guest, Cathy Leman, as we finish up with this necessary topic.

Duration:00:54:46

Can CBD bring comfort to those battling with chemotherapy?

12/2/2020
Can we benefit from the use of CBD during cancer treatment, and specifically while using chemotherapy? Join our guest, Ed Chaney of Cannafyl, as we discuss the most common questions around CBD, how to tell the difference in quality, and learn how to discuss this with your doctor.

Duration:00:55:29

Destressing the Holidays during COVID

11/25/2020
Holidays are stressful. Add in, a young family, COVID19, and a cancer diagnosis, and it can seem unmanageable. Tune in this week and hear Elizabeth Olson McGarry, the daughter of our host, Becky Olson, a wife, mother, and entrepreneur, as she talks about how they have changed the holiday traditions to accommodate the needs of her young family, while finding ways to keep the holidays special.

Duration:00:54:08

Conversations with Kelly®

11/18/2020
You just received the news that changes your life forever. It doesn’t matter if it came unexpectedly or you intuitively knew…hearing a life-altering diagnosis or experiencing a death can shatter our foundation. When faced with a potentially devastating situation involving your health or loss, it’s crucial to have a place to turn while navigating disbelief, fear, confusion, anger, sadness, worry, and grief. Listen in as we have Conversations with Kelly ®

Duration:00:53:39

How to Get Off the Rollercoaster of Emotional Eating

11/11/2020
One thing many cancer patients experience is weight GAIN during treatment. Many of us hope that weight loss might be the silver lining, but it often isn't. We will talk about the cause of emotional eating, who is most likely to struggle with and how we overcome it. Join our repeat guest, Cathy Leman, as we discuss this necessary topic.

Duration:00:54:56

Story Time - Part 6

11/4/2020
Our host, Becky Olson, will be continuing part 6 of her journey through her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased through Becky's website at www.beckyolson.com, or digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends. Becky has been battling breast cancer since 1996. She has fought this five times, including her most recent battle of metastatic...

Duration:00:54:59

The Power of Volunteerism - Dianna Bancke

10/28/2020
One key way to stay connected in this world is through volunteerism, especially during this time of Covid19. Our guest today, Dianna Bancke, is a long standing volunteer and member of our staff at Breast Friends. She will share her journey with us in her various roles and introduce us to the concept of Me Re-Treats.

Duration:00:53:57

Story Time - Part 5

10/21/2020
Our host, Becky Olson, will be continuing part 5 of her journey through her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased through Becky's website at www.beckyolson.com, or digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends. Becky has been battling breast cancer since 1996. She has fought this five times, including her most recent battle of metastatic...

Duration:00:54:43

Story Time - Part 4

10/14/2020
Our host, Becky Olson, will be continuing part 4 of her journey through her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased through Becky's website at www.beckyolson.com, or digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends. Becky has been battling breast cancer since 1996. She has fought this five times, including her most recent battle of metastatic...

Duration:00:54:02

DEBUNKED! Breast Cancer Diet Folklore, Fiction and Fairy Tales Exposed - Part 2

10/7/2020
Join our guest, Cathy Leman, as we continue the lively discussion around the myths and misinformation over what to eat and what to avoid. Learn why this misinformation runs rampant through the breast cancer community and why myths refuse to die, the appeal of nutritional fairy tales, and how to tell good advice from bad so you can eat to thrive! We are picking up the rest of the story discussing the 8 common myths regarding breast cancer nutrition (Dairy, soy, alcohol, and more).

Duration:00:54:00

DEBUNKED! Breast Cancer Diet Folklore, Fiction and Fairy Tales Exposed

9/30/2020
Join our guest, Cathy Leman, as we discuss the myths and misinformation over what to eat and what to avoid. Learn why this misinformation runs rampant through the breast cancer community and why myths refuse to die, the appeal of nutritional fairy tales, and how to tell good advice from bad so you can eat to thrive! Join Cathy’s new private membership program Higher Ground Breast Cancer Survival for $1.00 during the month of October. Your membership will be good for 30 days from the date of...

Story Time - Part 3

9/23/2020
Our host, Becky Olson, will be continuing part 3 of her journey through her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased through Becky's website at www.beckyolson.com, or digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends. Becky has been battling breast cancer since 1996. She has fought this five times, including her most recent battle of metastatic...

Writing to Heal

9/16/2020
Tune in this week with our guest Dena Taylor, author of I Don't Wanna Be Pink. She will share how getting thoughts out of your head and on paper, via journaling, or writing a book, can help process and alleviate stressful emotions, opening mind share for healing, strength, creativity, and hope. Writing experience is not required.

Story Time - Part 2

9/9/2020
Our host, Becky Olson,will be continuing her journey through her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends.

Duration:00:54:56