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A podcast about breast cancer and how to live a healthier life. Join and listen in to Dr Tasha, a consultant breast cancer surgeon, talking to experts in the field of medicine, surgery, as well as those in the health and wellness space. But most importantly, she has conversations with people who have been affected by breast cancer and who have been generous enough to share their stories. The aim of the podcast is to educate, inform and inspire.

A podcast about breast cancer and how to live a healthier life. Join and listen in to Dr Tasha, a consultant breast cancer surgeon, talking to experts in the field of medicine, surgery, as well as those in the health and wellness space. But most importantly, she has conversations with people who have been affected by breast cancer and who have been generous enough to share their stories. The aim of the podcast is to educate, inform and inspire.

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United Kingdom

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A podcast about breast cancer and how to live a healthier life. Join and listen in to Dr Tasha, a consultant breast cancer surgeon, talking to experts in the field of medicine, surgery, as well as those in the health and wellness space. But most importantly, she has conversations with people who have been affected by breast cancer and who have been generous enough to share their stories. The aim of the podcast is to educate, inform and inspire.

Language:

English


Episodes

S2 Ep40: Raising awareness of breast cancer in the South Asian community - Iyna Butt

8/3/2021
Breast cancer in the South Asian community is a topic that doesn't get talked much about. My guest on today's show, Iyna Butt, knows all about this. You see, Iyna is a British South Asian woman, and when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she soon realised that cancer in general, let alone breast cancer specifically, seems to be a subject that nobody talks about. Although no doubt the intentions were good, she was given all sorts of strange advice about what she needed to do to get rid...

Duration:00:52:57

S2 Ep39: How can yoga help with breast cancer recovery? - Marcia Mercier

7/20/2021
How does yoga help with breast cancer recovery? We all know that exercise and movement are not only good for our health, it also has a positive impact on the outcome of breast cancer treatment. Many of you may already practice yoga, and no doubt you already know about the various benefits it brings. But, if you have had treatment for breast cancer, can yoga help with recovery? In this episode, Marcia Mercier, explains how she embraced yoga and its impact on her own recovery following her...

Duration:00:41:57

S2 Ep38: How can you tell if your bra fits? - Julie Blanche

7/6/2021
In this episode, we are talking about all things bra-related. If you think you know about bras..think again. In this episode, I talk to Julie Blanche who is an expert bra fitter. It was a great conversation and you wouldn't believe how complex the world of bras can be. You don't know what you don't know. That is so true. At the end of this episode, you will learn so much. We talked about so many things, including the best way to put on a bra, how to look after them as well as ways to...

Duration:00:41:09

S2 Ep37 Giving patients control of their breast cancer follow up - Kieva Noble

6/22/2021
Life is predictably unpredictable. Things happen randomly, unexpectedly, and out of our control. A breast cancer diagnosis for example is such a life event. Similarly, after breast cancer treatment has finished, you can't predict how you recover. You may find changes to the breast. You may be feeling certain symptoms that you are not particularly sure of. You may need support for your mental well-being. All of these don't happen on a particular day at a particular time. So, what happens...

Duration:00:41:46

S2 Ep36: Breast cancer recurrence - signs, symptoms and treatment

6/8/2021
Welcome back to the podcast! In this solo episode, I talk about all things related to breast cancer recurrence. This is the one thing most patients fear... the fear of cancer coming back. In this episode, I talk about the types of breast cancer recurrences, what can be done to treat it and what symptoms to look out for. I hope this is useful, and if you want to check out the show notes, head over to: https://mybreastmyhealth.com/episode36 Connect with me on Instagram @DrTashaG and let me...

Duration:00:14:41

S2 Ep35: Treating breast cancer in a developing country - Dr Bob Octovianus

5/25/2021
Dr Bob Octovianus is a breast surgeon in Indonesia, one of the most populous countries in the world. With that comes many challenges. Limited resources, financial restrictions and cultural barriers. He also explains the lack of breast cancer awareness in the community leading to patients presenting to his clinics with locally advanced cancers. This episode highlights the differences in health care provisions across the world. Certain things taken for granted in one country can be the reason...

Duration:00:34:00

S2 Ep34: Taking you behind the scenes on an operating day

5/11/2021
So, this episode is slightly different. Today I am going to take you behind the scenes on an operating day. For those who have never had surgery, you may wonder what happens on a day when a surgeon operates? What time does it start? How does the day run? What are the different activities that happen behind the scene to make sure that all surgeries are done and all patients are taken care of? This episode was recorded nearly 12 months after the first lockdown was instigated. You can compare...

Duration:00:21:00

S2 Ep33: How can a digital health app help patients with breast cancer - Dr Anne Bruinvels

4/27/2021
We live in a digital age and more and more of us are downloading health apps in order to boost and improve our health and wellbeing. But, how can a health app be helpful for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer? Dr Anne Bruinvels is the founder of the app OWise, a health app that is designed to help patients with breast cancer. It is essentially a one-stop shop which can be used to store information surrounding the cancer treatment, record and monitor side effects and allows...

Duration:00:50:46

S2 Ep32: How can functional and integrative medicine help me through a cancer diagnosis? - Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel

4/13/2021
The field of functional and integrative medicine is becoming increasingly recognised by the mainstream. If you haven't come across these areas, then this is the podcast episode for you. Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is my guest today. She is an integrative medicine practitioner, who initially trained as a natural scientist and then entered medicine. She became slightly disillusioned by how very disease centric medicine is and she realised that the other areas of nutrition, health and wellbeing of...

Duration:00:46:51

S2 Ep31: Clinical trials and why they can be beneficial - Danielle Ralic

3/31/2021
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial. But, what is a clinical trial? Am I eligible to participate? What are the benefits? What does it involve? Do I have to pay? These are some of the questions we discuss in this week's episode with Danielle Ralic. Danielle is a technologist and her career has revolved working on solving tech problems in healthcare. Her passion is to use technology to improve quality of care and making healthcare...

Duration:00:47:36

S2 Ep30: Living with secondary breast cancer and being a patient advocate - Jo Taylor

3/16/2021
Jo was diagnosed with primary breast cancer at the age of 38 years, 14 years ago. At the time, she had a 5-month daughter, a 2-year-old son, and her life was turned upside down. Since her primary diagnosis, she has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer affecting her lymph nodes in her neck, her sternum, and recently brain metastasis. Throughout the years, Jo has been a passionate advocate for those affected by breast cancer, whether primary or secondary breast cancer. She collected...

Duration:01:12:34

S2 Ep29: Fibrosis, ADH and microcalcification (Part 2 of 2) - Dr Peter Davis

3/2/2021
Hello again and welcome to the second part of a two part series where we talk all things benign. Today's conversation is with Dr Peter Davis, who works as a histopathologist. He and his team are responsible for analysing any tissue that we take either from a biopsy or at surgery. They process it, examine it under the microscope and deliver a diagnosis. It is really clever stuff. We left off following our previous conversation, and talk about a few other commonly encountered benign...

Duration:00:27:41

S2 Ep28: Cysts, fibroadenomas and fat necrosis (Part 1 of 2) - Dr Peter Davis

2/23/2021
When you have a breast abnormality, you may need to have a biopsy. This is where a sample is taken from the breast and sent to the lab for analyses. The majority of biopsies come back as a benign (non-cancerous) diagnosis. Of course this is always a great relief. But the actual terminology of the results can be confusing and unclear. Today I have a conversation with Dr Peter Davis, who is a histopathologist. He and his team are responsible for analysing all the specimens in the lab and...

Duration:00:26:24

S2 Ep27: Breast cancer at the age of 28 years changed the course of my life - Paulina Golozd

2/9/2021
What happens when you are diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28? You reflect on your life, consider what is important and then you pivot. You pursue a path that you find meaningful and fulfilling. This is what happened to my guest today, Paulina Golozd. Paulina had a secure high flying corporate job. However, a breast cancer diagnosis made her realise that perhaps what she was doing wasn't enough. She wanted to make an impact on people's lives and be the difference. So, she quit...

Duration:00:49:24

S2 Ep26: Is there such a thing as a breast cancer diet? - Tamar Rothenberg

1/26/2021
What to eat and what not to eat? That is the question. There is so much information and mis-information out there surrounding nutrition and food. Navigating through the noise can be really difficult, this is more so when you are looking for reliable and accurate information surrounding nutrition around a breast cancer diagnosis. Tamar Rothenberg is a nutrition dietician who specialises in nutrition supporting those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. She’s an adjunct professor of...

Duration:00:59:23

S2 Ep25: How exercise can combat fatigue, boost immunity and treat lymphoedema - Tom Cowan

1/12/2021
We all know that exercise is good for you. However, this is especially true if you have had treatment for breast cancer. There is emerging evidence suggesting that regular exercise not only improves your general fitness, but it can also reduce cancer recurrence and improve outcome post treatment. Today's guest is Tom Cowan, an exercise physiologist who works closely with those affected by cancer. Tom's work has been recognised by Public Health England and the Faculty for Sport and Exercise...

Duration:00:46:06

S2 Ep24: Five lessons I've learnt in 2020

12/29/2020
So, 2020 has been no ordinary year. We have suffered loss, faced numerous challenges and setbacks, as well as experience inspirational moments and joy...all bundled into 12 extraordinary months. I wanted to share what I have learnt over the past year. The things that have resonated with me the most. The things that have inspired me the most. Taking time to reflect is always beneficial, for me at least. It allows me to take stock, learn and grow. Head over to the show notes at...

Duration:00:20:54

S2 Ep23: What happens when you have a mammogram? - Dawn McDonald

12/15/2020
Have you ever wondered what a mammogram is? Does it hurt? Can you have a mammogram if you have breast implants? Am I too young to have a mammogram? If you want to learn more about all things related to mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast screening, then this is the episode to listen to. In this episode, I have a conversation with Dawn McDonald who works as a consultant radiographer. Dawn has been in this field for many years, and in this episode, she explains all things related to...

Duration:00:38:01

S2 Ep22: Meditation, journaling, gratitude and breast cancer - Kath Elliott

12/1/2020
In today's episode, I have a conversation with Kath Elliott. Kath, who is based in Melbourne, Australia, was diagnosed with breast cancer in her mid-40s, just over a year ago. In this episode we talked about her she coped with her breast cancer treatment, how her family and friends got her through her chemotherapy, and that telling her 3 boys about her cancer was the hardest thing to do. Her cancer diagnosis also changed the way she looked at her life. It made her become more reflective...

Duration:01:00:21

S2 Ep21: The role of nutrition and functional medicine in breast cancer - Toral Shah

11/17/2020
Welcome to Season 2! In this episode, I have a conversation with Toral Shah. Toral is a chef, nutritionist and an advocate of functional medicine. She is passionate about the role of food in the prevention of diseases in general, and cancer in particular. In this episode, we talk about so many things, from what motivated her to become interested in food, her own breast cancer diagnosis at a young age and how she became a passionate advocate of functional medicine. We also talk about the...

Duration:01:01:35