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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: Recovery and Rejuvenation after Cancer

2/24/2021
Dr. Larkey will share evidence from the latest research on the lifestyle behaviors one can adopt that reduce risk for cancer as well as reduce risk for recurrence. She will discuss her research about strategies for rebuilding wellness in the wake of a cancer diagnosis and she will share information on a study that is currently open for breast cancer survivors, aged 45-75, that provides free classes, further testing these strategies.

Duration:00:54:37

Eat Foods You Love Without Stress and Guilt - Part 2

2/17/2021
Today we finish a 2 part series called: How to Make Fearless Food Decisions, Conquer Cravings and Eat Foods You Love Without Stress and Guilt. Cathy Leman has been a guest on my show many times. She is a dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified personal trainer. You can follow her on Instagram at @hormone.breastcancer.dietitian.

Duration:00:53:05

Eat Foods You Love Without Stress and Guilt - Part 1

2/10/2021
Today we start a new 2 part series called: How to Make Fearless Food Decisions, Conquer Cravings and Eat Foods You Love Without Stress and Guilt. Cathy Leman has been a guest on my show many times. She is a dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified personal trainer. You can follow her on Instagram at @hormone.breastcancer.dietitian.

Duration:00:53:50

Unique Forms of Hope. Do they work?

2/3/2021
Our guest today is Rev. Debbie Taylor. Debbie will share powerful stories, research and applications about how unique strategies provide healing and hope in working with illness, cancer, or other terminal diagnoses. The areas she’ll discuss include: rut-thinking in relationship to intention, signs & wonders, optimizing humor, trusting cellular intelligence, and invoking the powerful color of blue.

Duration:00:50:39

Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love with Dara Kurtz

1/27/2021
In this episode, we talk with Dara Kurtz, creator of Crazy Perfect Life and author of I am My Mother’s Daughter: Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love and Crush Cancer about navigating a cancer diagnosis, what she learned from her experience, and how cancer changed her life. We also hear her remarkable story of finding a bag of letters written to her twenty years after her mom passed away, and how reading these letters helped her feel closer to her mom. Dara is open and honest about her experiences...

Duration:00:54:03

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