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Frankly Speaking About Cancer

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.
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Washington, DC

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VoiceAmerica

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President & CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer.

Language:

English

Contact:

Cancer Support Community 1050 17th Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036 888-793-9355


Episodes

A Cure Within - A conversation with Neil Canavan

12/5/2017
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Neil Canavan joins guest host Linda House to talk about his new book “A Cure Within: Scientists Unleashing the Immune System to Kill Cancer” and shed some light on the history of immunotherapy and the scientists who have persisted in order to turn what was once a scientific hypothesis into reality.

Duration: 00:55:49


To Go Flat or To Reconstruct - That is the Question

10/17/2017
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70% of women feel they were not fully informed about their breast reconstruction options prior to their mastectomy.

Duration: 00:56:19


Hype or Hope? CIMAvax A Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine

9/19/2017
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In the latest installment of our special series “Innovation Happens,” we take a look at CIMAvax, a promising lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba that is getting a lot of attention here in the United States.

Duration: 00:56:15


Encore: Shining The Light on MPNs

9/12/2017
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This year, only about 14,500 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm, MPN, a rare group of blood cancers. Living with a rare cancer, like an MPN, comes with a unique set of challenges.

Duration: 00:59:32


Treatment Decision-Making Part 2: Knowing Your Options

9/5/2017
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As you or a loved one face complicated decisions about treatment and care, a proven strategy that helps is to be as prepared as possible.

Duration: 00:55:44


The Promise of Biosimilars

8/29/2017
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In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act signed into law by President Barack Obama as part of the Affordable Care Act, aimed to promote the development of biological products and create competition, with the goals of increasing treatment options and reducing health care costs.

Duration: 00:56:50


Encore: Balancing a Career with Cancer

8/22/2017
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When cancer strikes, it can impact every area of your life—your personal life, your family life and even your work life.

Duration: 00:56:23


Sexual Wellness and Fertility After Cancer

8/15/2017
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Studies have shown that 60% of cancer survivors report sexual dysfunction after treatment and 50% did not bring up this issue to their health care team. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, host Kim Thiboldeaux and guest Dr. Leslie Schover, a clinical psychologist who Kim calls the "Dr. Ruth of cancer," discuss specific ways to empower and educate patients about sexual wellness after cancer.

Duration: 00:56:37


On Your Terms: A Conversation About End-of-Life Care

6/27/2017
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People will delay talking about end-of-life care as long as possible even while acknowledging its importance. For the most part, none of us wants to deal with our mortality.

Duration: 00:54:41


Encore: When Men Get Breast Cancer

6/20/2017
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Each year in the U.S., about 2,240 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in men, compared to about 232,000 cases in women.

Duration: 00:58:54


Encore: A Conversation with Ken Griffey Sr about Prostate Cancer

6/13/2017
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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States, but men often don’t talk about it. Baseball legend Ken Griffey Sr. breaks the silence surrounding this “below the belt” cancer by talking about his own cancer journey.

Duration: 00:56:38


Encore: Celebrating National Men's Health Month

6/6/2017
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June is National Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness of health issues specific to men and encourage early detection

Duration: 00:57:58


Don't Let Cancer Steal Your Joy

5/30/2017
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The impact of a cancer diagnosis is felt on every level—a physical level, financial level, and an emotional level.

Duration: 00:53:22


Treatment Decision-Making Part 1: Discussing End-of-Life Care

5/16/2017
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For people facing a cancer diagnosis, the path to completing cancer treatment can be long and difficult. The goal—to eliminate the cancer and go back to “normal.”

Duration: 00:55:16


What You Need to Know about the Cost of Your Cancer Care

5/9/2017
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Hearing that you or someone you love has cancer can be overwhelming. Questions abound: Will I (or my loved one) survive? How will my family be affected?

Duration: 00:57:46


Encore: Going Gray in May

5/2/2017
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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. In the United States, there are nearly 700,000 people living with a primary brain or central nervous system tumor, and there will about 78,000 new primary brain tumor diagnoses made this year.

Duration: 00:58:00

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