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Episodes

  • TreatmentSOS: What is a Molar Pregnancy?

    Sep 15, 2014 | 52 min
    Imagine being 28-years-old, married to the man of your dreams, and believing yourself pregnant with your first baby. Frances Iverson leaned heavily on her faith when she learned that it wasn't a baby, but it was a molar pregnancy that was a dangerous cancer. What followed was treatment and a full hysterectomy. Molar pregnancy is thought to be caused by a problem with the genetic information of an egg or sperm. About 1 out of 1,500 women with early pregnancy symptoms has a molar pregnancy. You will come away inspired and informed. Listen live M-F 2:00 pm ET www.W4CS.com, Joni at www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Open Wings of H.O.P.E.

    Sep 15, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Allison Sanders, co-founder Open Wings of H.O.P.E. (Healing, Optimism, Personal Empowerment). After Allison's life-threatening journey w/stage 4 breast cancer, Open Wings of H.O.P.E. was founded to empower other cancer survivors on their journey based on her experiences, obstacles and stumbling blocks. Allison is also involved with ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis), Send Me On Vacation, and AZ Cancer Survivors Circle of Strength. Co-host Chris Jerry (www.emilyjerryfoundation.org). Listen live M-F 2:00 pm ET www.W4CS.com, Joni at www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient Reversing Cell Damage

    Sep 15, 2014 | 49 min
    What if we could reverse underlying disease and aging processes? That's right, fixing the problem instead of treating the problem. Lizards can regenerate limbs...why can't we? It may sound like science fiction, but we're closer than you think to regenerating organs, diseased cells, brain cells lost, etc. Guest: Ira S. Pastor, Chief Exec. Officer, Bioquark Inc. (www.bioquark.com) a life sciences company that's working on human regeneration, disease reversion, and biologic age reversal. Co-host Dr. Melissa Stewart. Listen live M-F 2:00 pm ET www.W4CS.com, Joni at www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: The Young and Brave Fdn.

    Sep 9, 2014 | 50 min
    The Young and Brave Foundation began with LOVE. Co-founders Nathaniel Curran and Matt Coulter (our guest) were hit with a devastating blow, when a loved one was diagnosed with cancer. It was a total shock, and no one knew where to turn. www.theyoungandbrave.com offers help for young adults, children, and families of kids diagnosed with all forms of cancer. It seems like cancer affects almost everyone these days, but those under the age of 30 are the unexpected ones (an underserved age group). Co-host Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.com. Listen live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET www.W4CS.com, info at www.jonialdrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient Online Medical Advice

    Sep 9, 2014 | 52 min
    "...the Internet is going to be part of the future of healthcare delivery. It's never going to replace face-to-face consultation, but it is seriously going to augment it," says Dr. Andrew Rynne, GP, w/special interest in Sexual Medicine and Testosterone Replacement Therapy, founder www.medicaladviceforyou.com (online medical help and support). We discuss many topics, including the dangers of Online pharmacies. Listen live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET www.W4CS.com, info at www.jonialdrich.com
  • CancerSOS: We're Products of Our Family

    Sep 9, 2014 | 52 min
    Whether we like it or not, we are genetically linked to our blood relatives and their health problems. Guest: Dr. Tuya Pal, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, epidemiology-based cancer genetics research for identification of individuals with genetic and environmental factors that place them at increased risk of getting cancer, and how to reduce that risk. Listen live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET www.W4CS.com, info at www.jonialdrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Womb/Uterine Cancer Info U.K.

    Sep 8, 2014 | 51 min
    Often mistaken as menopause, uterine cancer is a gynecological cancer that (unlike ovarian cancer) has definitive symptoms. Two fun, dedicated women from the U.K. share their experiences and concerns (the numbers are growing!) as @wombcancerinfo. Debra Parry and Debbie Vince were diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinoma, womb/uterine cancer. Both had symptoms they didn't recognise as they coincided with menopause. Debbie had "the most painful experience imaginable" going through a hysterectomy with NO ANESTHESIA! Both work to assure that other women in the U.K. know the risk factors and symptoms of womb/uterine cancer, and fight to be sure that women with womb cancer receive anesthesia befo...
  • TreatmentSOS Kill Cancer as a Rogue Cell

    Sep 5, 2014 | 52 min
    One of the most exciting interviews on Treatment SOS! A must listen, whether you have cancer or not! Each day, every human body makes 1 million cancer cells. Usually, our immune system fights these off naturally. If it's not at peak performance, 1 rogue cancer cell can start to grow and make more bad cancer cells. If we could detect these before they grow to 1 gram in critical mass, current treatment options could beat back the cancer EARLY, and SAVE EVERY LIFE! Ric Gallaher, Sr. VP Corp. Relations, Pharmaco-Kinesis (www.Pharmaco-Kinesis.com). And, what if we could deliver the drug that kills these cells directly to the source with just the right amount of drugs...instead of over-treating, w...
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Healing Ties of Change

    Aug 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Love radiates through this show. Love of a partner for a partner through life, illness and difficult loss. "To love someone is to see the face of God." Guest: Chris MacLellan, The Bow-Tie-Guy. Chris loved Richard Schiffer through the twists and turns of life and Richard's end-of-life. Experience IS the most brutal of teachers. But you heal. Chris's new show, Healing Ties, will discuss 4 aspects interwoven in hope: physical, mental, spiritual, financial. While his focus is on caregivers, the message is much deeper. Why are health care rights connected to marriage rights? In many states, gay couples do not have that option. Love can move mountains, but can it break down walls? Listen live M-F ...
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Blooming With Autism

    Aug 21, 2014 | 53 min
    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of highly complex disorders of brain development that affects approx. 1 in 68 children in the U.S. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Jodi Goldberg, Blooming With Autism, knows firsthand what it means to care for a child with autism; she helps her daughter bloom. The mission of Blooming With Autism is to emphasize the importance of exposing children with Autism to various traditional and non-traditional forms of therapy: ABA, Speech and OT, Music, Art, Karate, Tennis, Gymnastics, etc. Due to financial constraints, many families ar...
  • TreatmentSOS Not Your Moms Gyne-Oncology

    Aug 21, 2014 | 52 min
    Straight talk with Dr. Lynn Kowalski, gynecologic oncologist, author of Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy. Are you confused about the different types of gynecological cancers, risk factors, symptoms, and screening? I am. In this awesome interview, we discuss uterine/womb cancer, cervical, and ovarian cancer. Did you know that ovarian cancer is known as the "silent killer", with vague symptoms and no effective screening methods? That uterine cancer is often associated with unhealthy lifestyle (diet and exercise), and smoking...even if the female doesn't smoke, but her male partner does...increases the risk significantly? And, we'll follow through with more info on the HPV virus. Listen live M-F ...
  • TreatmentSOS: Know Dangers of HPV Virus

    Aug 21, 2014 | 50 min
    As research continues, what more have we learned about Human Papilloma Virus? Several interviews have opened my eyes, and I encourage you to listen and learn more, too. The 2 vaccines that the FDA has approved to prevent HPV infection are highly effective with HPV types 16 and 18, two high-risk HPVs that cause about 70% of cervical and anal cancers. I was shocked to hear that only 36% of girls and 10% of boys have been vaccinated in the U.S. HPV vaccination could reduce cervical cancer deaths around the world as much as two-thirds, and to prevent anal cancer in males and females. Guests: Dr. Andy Trotti, Moffitt Cancer Center, head and neck and cutaneous malignancies (also associated with HP...
  • CancerSOS: Moffitt Cancer Research News

    Aug 20, 2014 | 51 min
    This is a split show that discusses advances/research in: 1st) Dr. Rob Wenham, Director of Clinical Research in Gynecologic Oncology. He has been the lead principal investigator of one of the largest prospective cancer tissue and data trials ever conducted that is setting the foundation for discovery in the epidemiology, detection and treatment of gynecological malignancies. 2nd) Dr. Amod Sarnaik, surgical oncologist and cancer researcher specializing in melanoma surgery and immunotherapy research. He is an expert in the emerging technology of adoptive cell immunotherapy for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, associated with a 20% complete response rate in treated patients that is unmatch...
  • TreatmentSOS Esophageal, Pancreatic Hope

    Aug 20, 2014 | 46 min
    Esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer are among the most difficult to treat and the most difficult to survive for patients. Every study, every step towards progress is so critical. Several studies were recently cited at ASCO 2014. Dr. Khaldoun Almhanna, Dept. of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center: Research incl. trials using personalized targeted therapy for esophageal and gastric cancer. Dr. Amit Mahipal, Dept. of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center: Studies to develop biologic markers to identify patients who will obtain therapeutic benefit from specific drugs to provide personalized treatment for cancer, incl. pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Listen live M-F ...
  • CaregivingSOS: Focusing on Med Marijuana

    Aug 18, 2014 | 51 min
    Many states are legalizing medical marijuana, but leaving "next steps" in the dust. Patients, caregivers and researchers get stuck in the middle. Researchers have to walk a fine line in discovering the full potential of marijuana use, including cancer, seizures, arthritis, PTSD and brain illnesses such as dementia and Parkinson's. Only 6% of studies on marijuana analyze its medicinal properties. Sick patients in a state where medical marijuana is legalized often have to "fill their prescription" through drug dealers. It's like lawmakers are saying, "You want it and have proved the point that medical marijuana is beneficial. Now you...patients and medical community...figure it out." Expert gu...
  • CancerSOS: If not PSA screening, what?

    Aug 18, 2014 | 48 min
    To PSA or not to PSA? There is no doubt that PSA prostate cancer screening has saved lives. So, it's disturbing that physicians are backing away from recommending PSA screening...especially if they don't offer anything else! There have been a lot of mismatched treatments....over-treatment, under-treatment, misdiagnosis. Risk factors should definitely be considered. Is it better to do the PSA or do nothing at all? Prostate Health Index (phi) is a new blood test that results in a “phi score.” This score gives you more accurate information on what an elevated PSA level might mean, and the probability of finding cancer on a biopsy, reducing unnecessary biopsies. Guest: Mary Anderson, co-founder ...
  • TheLiteratePatient PersonalizingMedicine

    Aug 13, 2014 | 52 min
    Every person is individual in every way down to the cellular level. That's a given, including how a person responds to a medication such as the effectiveness of treating a disease and drug side effects. The science of personalized medicine is fascinating, and it's promise for the future of medicine is critical. Just as we are all individual, our individuality follows through to our genetics....even down to our looks. Where does this connect, when you define the best protocol to not only save the patient, but also to improve their quality of continuation of that life? It requires a huge database of information, that may not have been available before, but is thankfully becoming available now ...
  • TheLiteratePatient: Breast Screening

    Aug 6, 2014 | 51 min
    The world of breast cancer screening is changing on a consistent basis. There are facets of the screening differences that are very important to your health and wellbeing. So, who needs to be screened and how often? Did you know that breast density can impact the effectiveness of mammogram screening? Are you aware that there are 2D and 3D mammography? When is ultrasound necessary? Guest: Dr. Jennifer Drukteinis, Radiology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Co-host Dr. Melissa Stewart, Practical Patient Literacy. Listen live M-F 2:00 pm ET www.W4CS.com, Joni at www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Sexuality Caring Matters

    Aug 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Sexuality doesn't have to be a casualty of caregiving between the caregiver and care receiver. Having been a front line caregiving spouse, I understand that life comes first. However, intimacy lends a sense of love and normalcy to any relationship. In the midst of talking about treatment, illness and just working as a couple to stay alive, intercourse is such a small part of an intimate relationship. Regular guest expert, Barbara Musser, Sexy After Cancer, discusses the "little things" that can mean a delicate, loving balance for couples going through difficult times. How do you keep the intimate part of your relationship alive, because caregiving can last for many years, even decades? Liste...
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Help Your Hero Superhero

    Aug 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Jackie Water’s and her sister Tracy wanted to pay it forward for all the good that people did for them while Tracy fought her rare brain cancer. "When you find something that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning, but yet keeps you up at night trying to figure it out, you have found it!" The "IT" is definitely advocacy. Help Your Hero was created to provide a platform for children to create their own hero story, and to share their Superhero persona with their friends, family and a network of Superheroes. Through her own cancer journey, Tracy found a way to deal with her medical condition by putting some fun into it by creating her Superhero persona: Superwoman T-Si. "Becoming Supe...
  • CancerSOS Pediatric, Young Adult Sarcoma

    Aug 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Research discussion on the treatment of childhood and young adult sarcoma. Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer in soft tissues of the body. Soft tissues of the body connect, support, and surround other body parts and organs, such as fat, bone & cartilage, muscles, nerves, etc. Sarcoma may be found anywhere in the body, and sometimes leads to amputation. In children, the tumors form most often in the arms, legs, or trunk (chest and abdomen). Guest: Dr. Damon Reed, Assoc. Medical Director Sarcoma Department Adolescent & Young Adult Program Leader at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Listen live M-F 2:00 pm ET www.W4CS.com, Joni at www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS Rebooting Our Immune System

    Jul 23, 2014 | 51 min
    Why is the immune system so important to a person with cancer? We all have cancer cells. If the immune system works properly, it will attack them before they cause trouble. If it's compromised in some way, cancer cells can grow out of control. Can it be rebooted to kill the cancer, and keep the patient cancer-free longer? Dr. Jeffrey Weber, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, has documented exciting progress in immunotherapy (using our immune system to treat cancer with lower toxicity). Dr. Weber's research has included a variety of vaccine trials, adoptive cell therapy, T cell responses, and novel immunotherapy trials in melanoma patients. (We had some tech difficulty early in the interview, but ...
  • CaregivingSOS: Social Functions & Caring

    Jul 23, 2014 | 51 min
    Social functions--such as a cookout, wedding, birthday party, or family reunion--are very important to our sanity, especially if it's a rare treat. As humans, we need interaction with people. It's good for our mental and emotional well-being, and promotes a sense of normalcy. But, the care of the patient has to be priority one. How can outings be enjoyed with safety and fun in mind? Expert guest: Gina Kaurich, Ex. Dir. Client Care Services at FirstLight HomeCare. We discuss what to consider before, during and after the event/outing with a focus on caring for the care receiver. Joni Aldrich shows every day at 2:00 p.m. ET, www.W4CS.com (www.JoniAldrich.com)
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Your Covenant of Peace

    Jul 23, 2014 | 52 min
    When crisis strips away the floor that you live on today, will you discover that the subfloor beneath has been lovingly and carefully built throughout your lifetime for another purpose? Will you listen when the "call" comes, or will you say "Dear God, Who Me"? Shawn Saunders, The Covenant of Peace, is on a mission (literally) to merge business with faith-based organizations by empowering Christians to embrace the opportunities and abilities God has made available to them based on Moving in 3-D™: Desire, Determination & Discipline. Listen to this show to discover how faith and advocacy go hand-in-hand. Co-host Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Joni Aldrich shows every day at 2:00 p.m...
  • TheLiteratePatient: ExerciseMD.com

    Jul 22, 2014 | 50 min
    Hate to exercise? Want exercise support in the privacy of your own home? Looking for daily input and encouragement that fits your lifestyle, physical and mental needs? Exercise is not ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL! Dr. Henry Svec, licensed psychologist and owner of www.ExerciseMD.com. Targeted Personal Training is a training program that research and experience has determined will help fight and prevent specific diseases or conditions based on the type of program. Let the experts at ExerciseMD help you jumpstart your exercise program today! Co-host Dr. Melissa Stewart. Joni Aldrich shows every day at 2:00 p.m. ET, www.W4CS.com (www.JoniAldrich.com)
  • CancerSOS: New Studies in Lung Cancer

    Jul 16, 2014 | 52 min
    Back-to-back interviews on exciting new studies in lung cancer! 1st Dr. Eric Haura, dir. Lung Comprehensive Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses precision medicine using oncogenic driver genes that physicians can use to determine the best targeted therapy for lung cancer treatment. 2nd Dr. Matthew Schabath, Dept. of Epidemiology, Moffitt, discusses a study to reduce the number of false findings on CT screening scans, improve scan accuracy and ultimately be more precise in identifying individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer. The findings from this study could be used to customize treatment to lung cancer patients. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. ...
  • TheLiteratePatient: Communication 101

    Jul 16, 2014 | 52 min
    Poor communication between healthcare providers and patients can be one of the most critical and frustrating components of medical care. And, it goes both ways! Learning to listen is key to this...and what you think that you know, you may not know. Doug Noll, Spiritual Journey: From Fight-To-Win to Deep Emotional Connecting – Award Winning Communication Workshop. Doug is a plethora of information to help you become a good communicator for both patient, healthcare professional, and family members! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: Molecular Profiles Sarcoma

    Jul 15, 2014 | 52 min
    Sarcomas are cancerous tumors of connective tissue, such as fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. Sarcomas can develop in children and adults. For children under 20 approx. 15% of cancers are sarcomas. Dr. Sujana Movva, Oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, specializes in bone and soft tissue sarcomas. Her current research includes tumor molecular profiling, key to targeted treatment of this rare cancer and others. Interestingly, sarcomas of different molecular profiles can develop in the same patient. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS Moffitt Cancer Caring Help

    Jul 15, 2014 | 52 min
    From the point of impact....caring after a cancer diagnosis. Many decisions need to be made by both patient and caregiver. Families hit with cancer need a positive perspective and support. Most cancer centers have on-staff social works or cancer patient navigators to help guide families . . . because EVERY diagnosis is different. Mary Turney is Manager of the Psychosocial & Palliative Care Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. So, how do you tell others about the cancer diagnosis? It takes a village to survive cancer. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Truck Hits? Get Back Up!

    Jul 15, 2014 | 51 min
    Need inspiration? Imagine being at the top of your dream job, and being HIT BY A TRUCK and almost dying. After months in a hospital and relearning to walk and talk, world-class juggler and entertainer Kit Summers learned to live again, got married and had children. Later during another difficult time in his life, Kit got hit BY ANOTHER TRUCK! (Do you think that God is trying to tell him something, besides "stay away from trucks"?) Author of the Beyond Your Potential book series, Kit says: "Stop aspiring and start creating!" While he can't juggle as well today, Kit has turned that natural talent into teaching others. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS Senior Cancer Patient Care

    Jul 8, 2014 | 50 min
    Equality of care for all cancer patients is a human right and responsibility, and yet there are some unique concerns in Geriatric Oncology/Hematology. Guest: Dr. Lodovico Balducci, Program Leader of the Senior Adult Oncology Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. Dr. Balducci’s expertise includes cancer and aging, management of the frail elderly, assessment of quality-of-life in the older cancer patient, prognostic assessment, interactions of comorbidity, and function in the older cancer patient. There are also some major concerns for caregivers of senior patients! Co-host, Susan Scherer, RN Cancer Guides. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich....
  • TheLiteratePatient: Cancer Care for All!

    Jul 8, 2014 | 51 min
    Whether we choose to admit it or not, race, culture, poverty, lack of family history, even no transportation to treatment for patients....these are all barriers to cancer care in the U.S. and in many parts of the world (to name only a few). Did you know that African American women have a lower breast cancer incidence rate than non-Hispanic white women, yet their breast cancer death rate is still higher? Why? Guests: Joenell Henry-Tanner, MPH, Dir. ACS Community Health Initiatives, and Fredda Bryan, ACS Community Health Advisor Supervisor. One key to the solution to health disparities are people like Joenell and Fredda, that reach out into the community to offer solutions, education, and HOPE...
  • TreatmentSOS: The State of the ACS Union

    Jul 8, 2014 | 51 min
    When we focus on a WORLD with more birthday's, all families (and cultures) are not equal in the focus on the dangers of cancer. Worldwide, what are the barrier's to cancer prevention, screening, and survivorship? Dr. Richard C. Wender, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society knows that many families don't have a medical home. He is charged with providing oversight and guidance for the cancer control programs of the ACS, including cancer screening, tobacco control, access to care, and quality-of-life, in addition to providing high level oversight for the Society's global cancer control efforts. We discuss the "worried" well and the "unworried" well..... Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m...
  • AdvocacyHealsU On the Cancer Front Lines

    Jun 24, 2014 | 51 min
    We are blessed to have people like Christine Weason, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (www.ACSCAN.org) N.C. Government Relations Dir., on the front lines in legislative buildings throughout the U.S. to support critical cancer legislation, and to prevent poor cancer legislation from passing. They speak up for patients who need help affording oral chemo drugs. They fight for funding for youth tobacco programs. And to stop the rising number of youth's with life-threatening melanoma by regulating access to tanning beds. Co-host Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: How in the World is Cancer?

    Jun 24, 2014 | 52 min
    Worldwide an est. 14.1M new cancer cases and 8.2M cancer-related deaths occurred in 2012. We can't "treat" our way out of this epidemic. Prevention is key, yet the U.S. has reduced tobacco use, while in Africa and China tobacco use is spiraling out-of-control. Guest: Sally Cowal, Senior V.P., Global Health at the American Cancer Society has the world on her shoulders--but not alone. ACS is focused on prevention, treatment, diminished suffering, and building a global army to fight back. Cancer is killing more people in the developing world than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. We need a world with more birthdays.... Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.c...
  • TreatmentSOS: New Fertility Preservation

    Jun 24, 2014 | 52 min
    When you consider that cancer patients often make life-sacrifices after diagnosis, losing their fertility is one of the most extreme for patients hoping to have children. Dr. Gwendolyn Quinn, Moffitt Cancer Center’s Health Outcomes & Behavior Program, helps patients (men and women) make informed decisions before treatment about fertility preservation. Her research includes reproductive health, barriers to clinical trial participation, ethical issues in genetic testing for hereditary cancer, and the use of PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis--a fascinating discussion!). FP education reduces decisional regret and improves well-being, even if patients decide not to proceed. Joni live M-F at ...
  • TheLiteratePatient A Body Out-of-Balance

    Jun 24, 2014 | 51 min
    Our body's are shockingly out-of-balance and constantly changing. Medications and treatments (incl. chemo and radiation) exacerbate the problem at the cost of our overall health. Paul Sullivan is a leader in Pharmaco-Nutrition Clinical Care. His daughter's life-threatening leukemia diagnosis pushed Paul toward customized supplementation for her cancer treatments. Unable to find patient/medication-specific data, Paul enlisted Harvard-trained scientists to create a state-of-the-art assessment program that is based on all factors incl. nutritional intake, medical history and prescription use, to provide a customized "nutrition/supplement prescription". IDLife Health and Wellness (www.IDLife4Lif...
  • TreatmentSOS: Break Down Care Barriers

    Jun 17, 2014 | 51 min
    Shockingly, many people fear cancer and cancer care so much that they may not be screened or seek treatment, even when they suspect something is wrong. When they finally show up at UNC Lineberger Comp Cancer Center, the cancer may be late stage. Patient Navigators reach out into their community and help people get screening, and support them through the process to survivorship breaking down barriers to care. Jean Sellers, ONC, is focused on changing processes that prevent cancer care thru the NC Oncology Navigator Association. Lay Patient Navigators will volunteer their skills to help bring patients to a medical home. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Courage of the Spirit

    Jun 15, 2014 | 51 min
    As we celebrate Father's Day, we honor the true courage of a father whose struggles were timeless and whose spirit was breathtaking! In Courage of the Spirit, Rabbi Norbert Weinberg honors his father, Rabbi Dr. William Weinberg, who was imprisoned by the Nazis, escaped to the Soviet Union, and survived to become the first Chief Rabbi of the German State of Hesse. Along with his brother, their survival through the Holocaust was creative, courageous and a moment-to-moment struggle to stay alive! We can learn volumes about survival from Courage of the Spirit. A fascinating interview, detailing much of the books rich history! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: Government & Cancer Oh My!

    Jun 5, 2014 | 53 min
    Since kicking off the "War Against Cancer", what is the role of Government in cancer? Why do they need to be involved in patients' rights? Sometimes cancer patients get caught in the middle between politics, insurance and pharma companies. Walter Shepherd has dedicated much of his career as an advocate for cancer families. We discuss the role of politics and cancer. For example, 34 states have passed oral chemo laws to insure that patients can get their oral meds under major medical insurance coverage without mortgaging their home. Maybe North Carolina will be the 35th! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Guy's Blueprint to Caring

    Jun 5, 2014 | 51 min
    Remember Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus (and never the twains meet)? Men and women are different, and naturally approach caregiving differently. Men want to fix things. A catastrophic illness can't be fixed by them, but men can be there to support their wife, mother, sister, partner, friend, or child. Team of 7 guest expert Marc Heyison, co-founder of Men Against Breast Cancer, and author of It’s Not Rocket Science: A Guy’s Blueprint to Caregiving has provided workshops in 37 states to help men support the women that they love with practical advice to be effective caregivers. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: A Toxin-Free Body & Home

    May 30, 2014 | 51 min
    Did you know you should leave your home open for an hour a day to let the toxins out? We also discuss toxins in cancer treatment, and Dr. Lee Cowden, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (acimconnect.com), treats patients with a different approach--not chemo-free, but much reduced doses coupled with integrative therapies. His new book: Create a Toxin-Free Body & Home Starting Today, can be pre-ordered now! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Your Vacation, Staycation

    May 29, 2014 | 53 min
    Summer means fun and R&R time. Can caregiving and vacation go together? Yes! Caregiving is a gift, not a sacrifice. It takes careful planning, but you can schedule something for you and your care receiver to look forward to away or at home. Guest expert Michael Bloom, Cert. Professional Coach, founder Caregiving Without Regret™, author The Accidental Caregiver. Michael's practical, tactical soul-saving coping strategies and support methods contain a wealth of expertise for both family and professional caregiver. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Help Bullied and Bullies

    May 28, 2014 | 51 min
    We all hate bullies, right? What they do to other children is serious and frightening. While we focus on their victims, what of the critical needs of the bullies? Cynthia Luce's book, Invisible Girl, highlights serious problems when children go unseen, unheard, and remain invisible--whether they are bullied or bully. She focuses on what happens to children who are subjected to being bullied, living in foster homes, surviving on the streets, in abusive situations, and more. Cynthia offers solutions, too. Co-host Chris Jerry (www.emilyjerryfoundation.org). Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: Stop Medical Errors!

    May 28, 2014 | 52 min
    It's est. 400,000 people die in the U.S. every year from preventable medical errors; shockingly, it's the 3rd highest cause of death! Learn how to protect your family when they're in the hospital and/or receiving cancer care. Chris Jerry's 2-yr.-old daughter (www.emilyjerryfoundation.org) tragically died from a saline overdose, after an untrained pharmacy tech prepared her chemo. How do we prevent preventable medical errors when medical professionals are human? Chris has dedicated his life to being part of the solution. Co-host Dr. Melissa Stewart. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS Melanoma in the Brain/Spine

    May 27, 2014 | 49 min
    It may be shocking to think about Melanoma (a skin cancer) being in the central nervous system, but this is one of the major risks of late stage disease. The good news is that -- if metastatic disease can be diagnosed early -- there are much better, quality-of-life sparing treatments available now than there were when my husband had metastatic brain cancer. Guests Dr. Erin Dunbar and Dr. Nick Chandler Jr. (Piedmont Physicians in Atlanta) treat melanoma patients with metastatic brain/spine cancer. They discuss the advances that have made HOPE possible. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Reinvent Intimacy & Sex

    May 27, 2014 | 51 min
    Discussions on caregiving don't usually focus on sex. That's a problem. In the healthcare trenches, couples often forget the components of a healthy normal relationship. Sex and intimacy should be part of your "new normal". Part of this is reinvention. Guest: Barbara Musser, a leader in sexuality, workshop and retreat designer and facilitator, transformational mentor, author and speaker (www.SexyAfterCancer.com). Barbara is one of my regular guest experts and will join me bi-monthly. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: A Family Bill of Rights

    May 21, 2014 | 51 min
    Barbara Lewis wrote Joan’s Family Bill of Rights about her sister’s last days in the ICU. She focused on the hospital staff’s poor interaction with patients and family members. The document offers suggestions for improving patient satisfaction (www.JoansFamilyBillofRights.com). Examples: 1) Don't say, "I suck at IVs." 3. Before you raise the bed or begin a procedure, describe it to the patient, so there are no surprises. 6. Don’t dismiss the family’s involvement as meddling in your work. 8. Know that every word you say in the room, despite the appearance that the patient is sleeping, may be understood by the patient. Co-host Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p....
  • CancerSOS: Melanoma's Armed & Dangerous!

    May 21, 2014 | 51 min
    If you knew there was a high incidence of brain cancer in young people that go to tanning beds, would you let your teen go? Melanoma has been cited as a health care crisis by the Dept. of Health and NCI, and it is the fastest growing cancer under 30. A main cause is tanning bed exposure. Dr. Erin Dunbar (Piedmont Physicians in Atlanta) treats melanoma patients with metastatic brain cancer. What mole is dangerous (learn the ABCDE's of melanoma)? If you have a mole or birthmark that you think might be abnormal, show it to your doctor or nurse as soon possible! If diagnosed early, it is treatable. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: Put the Patient 1st

    May 20, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Ruth A. Tarantine, DNP, RN, author Against All Odds, How to Move from Provider-Centered Care to Patient-Centered Care, and co-founder of Eldercare Navigators. While her mother was being treated at the hospital where she worked, Ruth had to decide whether to divert her eyes away from the unexpected and shocking obstacles that her family faced, or try to make others aware of ways to protect themselves against a broken healthcare system--particularly when caring for elderly patients. The physicians and nurses involved in her mother’s care encouraged her to write this book, saying that they witnessed a new type of patient-centered care. Co-host Dr. Melissa Stewart. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p...
  • CaregivingSOS: To Adapt and Be Resilient

    May 20, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, reg. guest expert on CaregivingSOS. Phyllis has practiced in emergency, acute care, subacute care, and long-term care settings. She is also a Legal Nurse Consultant. Phyllis promotes balanced living as a Feng Shui Practitioner. This show: 3 life skills to sustain caregiver health and sanity: 1) The ability to adapt; 2) The ability to make and sustain relationships; 3) The ability to be resilient. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Superfoods to Prevent Cancer

    May 20, 2014 | 51 min
    "You are not a sick person, just a person who has a sickness in them." Guest: Patricia Dean-Escoto, nutrition consultant and BC survivor. After being diagnosed, Patricia became a nutrition consultant. Author of The Top Ten Superfoods for Preventing Breast Cancer, Patricia recently created the My Breast Cancer Advocate app to assist those who are newly diagnosed with or recovering from breast cancer. Her company, Pathways2Healing, works exclusively with patients in nutrition and exercise. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Day of Radical Self-Care

    May 20, 2014 | 52 min
    Barbara DeAngelis wrote: "Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." So true for all of us! Guest: Janet Nestor, author, speaker, licensed counselor, and an expert on anxiety and stress management. She discusses the energy psychology four primary meridians, including how to use these to move from the "fight or flight mode" when we're burnt out during caregiving. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Tapping to Heal Cancer Trauma

    May 20, 2014 | 52 min
    When your world is rocked by a diagnosis, you'll likely be focused on the physical, but there are mental and emotional traumas to heal that often go unrecognized. Peggy Mangan is an RN certified as a EFT/Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting practitioner, and a stage IV aggressive blood cancer survivor. She is the author of: The Renegade Survivor ~ From Cancer to Joy and Beyond. Sandy Concar is the creator of CareGiver Sanity. Together Peggy and Sandy focus on the healing of the spirit and emotions of patient and caregiver through EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Surviving Brain Cancer

    May 14, 2014 | 52 min
    The miracle Tracey Gamer-Fanning, who says of her brain cancer diagnosis: "It's not even living with brain cancer. It's not yet dying from brain cancer. We are still who we are." May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Whether the tumor is malignant or benign, brain tumors claim thousands of lives every year. They don't just affect patients; they affect FAMILIES. There is hope from the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Their upcoming fundraiser is Laughter on the Brain (www.ctbta.org). Co-host Chris Jerry (www.emilyjerryfoundation.org). Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Heaven's Door Open Fdn.

    May 14, 2014 | 51 min
    Daphne Evans is a fascinating multi-cancer survivor! Founder of Heaven's Door Cancer Foundation, "My Door is Always Open". HDCF's mission includes: 1) Diva Aftercare™ providing free spa and resort visits for women going through cancer to maintain their inner fortitude and self-esteem; and 2) Patient advocacy: Liaison to patients, assisting with additional medical care incl. research and enrollment in new clinical trials and treatments; companionship and hospital chaplaincy during oncology appointments and surgeries. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: Cancer Meds at Home!

    May 14, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest host Dr. Melissa Stewart, Practical Patient Literacy (The Medagogy Model), and expert guest Susan Scherer RN, BSN, OCN, RN Cancer Guides. A great interview about everything from cancer support to what you should know about your at-home meds. When oral chemo and many other supporting cancer meds are prescribed at home, proper dispensing is critical to the effectiveness of treatment response. Patients who don't take these drugs on time every time are perhaps risking their life and certainly their health. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: A World Without Cancer....

    May 12, 2014 | 51 min
    Written by cancer professionals from 26 countries, "Imagine a World Without Cancer" is a straight-forward, honest look at where we are in the “War on Cancer”. Since 1971, the U.S. alone has spent $300 billion on research--yet 4,500 men, women and children are still diagnosed every day. What achievements have been realized in terms of overall survival or quality-of-life extended? Guest: Dr. Björn Brücher, one of the primary authors, promises more hard-hitting revelations in upcoming publications. Ten years since my husband's diagnosis (and 8 years since he died), I will be anxiously waiting for more. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: About Lynch Cancers

    May 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Is there a high incidence of cancer in your family, esp. colorectal or endometrial cancer? Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases your risk of these and other cancers (ovarian, gastric, bowel, urinary tract, pancreatic, brain and more). With LS, you might consider preventative surgeries and need yearly screening. Other family members (incl. your children) should be tested. Guest: Georgia Hurst, Previvor, I Have Lynch Syndrome. Co-Host Dr. Melissa Stewart. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: Pap Smear or HPV DNA Test?

    May 6, 2014 | 51 min
    The FDA recently approved a molecular test for HPV DNA as a first-line, stand-alone screen for cervical cancer. It's controversial, especially when you compare the cost. Guest: Dr. Rick Boulay, Gynecologic Oncologist. We discuss many issues associated with cervical cancer screening, including testing guidelines, over-diagnosis, and whether boys should get the HPV vaccine. Co-Host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Bad to the Bone

    Apr 30, 2014 | 52 min
    Imagine overhearing a conversation between a doctor and your mother at the age of 25 (at Christmas no less), "We don't have much hope he'll make it through the night." David Tuccaro Jr. did not die, but he did go through horrific treatments and survives with the long-term side effects today. In his book, Bad to the Bone (authored by Marala Scott), David interweaves the story of his life before, during and after his "terminal" leukemia diagnosis to encourage others to become bone marrow donors. His donor saved his life! Co-Host: Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: ASCO Pres. Dr. Clifford Hudis

    Apr 30, 2014 | 49 min
    Celebrating 50 yrs., the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has nearly 35,000 members worldwide. So, what is exciting in cancer research, and what are the critical challenges that need to be addressed in the world of cancer now and into the future? Guest: Dr. Clifford A. Hudis, ASCO Pres. (2013-2014) & Chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Annual Meeting of ASCO, May 30-June 3, 2014 in Chicago, Il. Co-Host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: Supplements for YOU!

    Apr 30, 2014 | 52 min
    Are you like me -- you go into the Health Store and stare for hours at the rows of great products that YOU may or may not need? Billions of dollars are spent every year on supplements that we don't need. Guest: Dr. Michael A. Smith discusses his book: The Supplement Pyramid: How To Build Your Personalized Nutritional Regimen, including the "sick" food chain and Your Supplement Pyramid with three levels: Foundation Level, Personalization Level, and Optimization Level. Co-Host Dr. Melissa Stewart, author of Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Model. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS National BrainTumor Society

    Apr 30, 2014 | 52 min
    Nearly 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor (benign or malignant--both are very dangerous!) with only 4 FDA-approved therapies in 30 years. Patients desperately need new therapies that will either cure or better manage tumors. Families are affected as patients also have adverse changes in their physical, cognitive, and psychosocial well-being (www.metastaticbraincancer.com) which impacts their ability to maintain normal lives. Guest: Marla Payne, Southwest Dir. of Events for the National Brain Tumor Society. She lost her husband to brain cancer and is now a passionate advocate in the brain tumor community. Co-Host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET ...
  • CaregivingSOS: Questions? Ask Nurse Gina

    Apr 30, 2014 | 51 min
    Introducing a new regular guest, expert commentary for CaregivingSOS, Gina Kaurich, Exec. Dir. of Client Care Services at FirstLight HomeCare a non-medical care company, where Gina offers much-needed caregiving advice as "Ask Nurse Gina". Each visit with Gina will discuss caregiving questions that are often asked, such as "As a new caregiver, are there some things that I should have on hand to make the caring easier?" Gina has 40 yrs. of nursing experience and can offer critical caregiving insights! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Help 4 Patients & Heaven

    Apr 30, 2014 | 50 min
    How does Rev. Angela Campbell help her Hospice patients enter into heaven? I've often wondered how Hospice workers can go thru the loss of patients day after day, and still continue to smile and offer help to those who need it. This amazing woman was called to this work. Angela has served in hospice care as a volunteer, chaplain, bereavement coordinator, performing weddings for terminal patients, organizing last wishes/experiences for terminal patients, and helping families of those with terminal diagnoses work through the grieving process. Camille Sanzone dropped by, too, to talk about her new show: Tie a Knot and Hang On! Co-Host Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Joni live M-F at ...
  • TreatmentSOS Phoenix Children's Hospital

    Apr 29, 2014 | 52 min
    LIVE from Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Host: Dr. Peter Hofland (www.oncozine.com). Dr. Ratan Dev Bhardwaj, Neurosurgery, focuses his research on a particularly aggressive pediatric type of brain cancer called atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor or AT/RT. Dr. Robert Arceci, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, is co-dir. of the Ron Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine and dir. of the center for children’s cancer and blood disorders program. His focus is Translational Genomics Research Institute known as T-Gen. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Transforming Grief & Loss

    Apr 29, 2014 | 56 min
    Guest host: Nataly Rubinstein, PhD, Pres. Alzheimers Care Consultants, Inc. Guest: Ligia Houben, founder of My Meaningful Life, LLC and ex. dir. of The Center for Transforming Lives. Ligia's work has been centered in the area of grief and loss, expanding into meaning and growth. Her passion for life is centered around the belief that all of us are able to fulfill our purpose, if we can change our attitude and beliefs. Her own recent accident has reinforced her focus on healing better and faster through acceptance. Awesome program ladies! Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Exciting Immunolight Research

    Apr 29, 2014 | 52 min
    New discoveries in light-based cancer treatment may offer safe, effective protocols in the near future for breast cancer and other cancer types. Guest: Harold Walder, President of Immunolight. Walder and a team of scientists at Duke University Medical Center have proven that a compound called psorlen – which occurs naturally in broccoli and figs – was shown to shrink breast cancer tumors in mice when activated by ultraviolet (UV) light. With the success of these studies, Immunolight hopes to start human trials later this year. "Our highest priority is to translate this amazing science into an actual cancer treatment in patients," Walder said. "I think we are quite close." Co-Hosted by Dr. Pe...
  • TheLiteratePatient: Navigating Cancer

    Apr 29, 2014 | 48 min
    What is a Cancer Patient Navigator, and where do they fit in to the cancer community? Guest: Kathryn (Seng) Gurland, LCSW and Cancer Navigation Consultant. She lost two sisters to cancer, so Kathy is acutely aware of the need for personalized services for those affected by cancer. Assuming the roles of advocate, healthcare surrogate, and caregiver for her sisters motivated her to found PEG’s Group to meet the vital, unique needs in cancer care that our healthcare system is unable to provide at this time. Co-Host Dr. Melissa Stewart. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Taking Oral Chemo at Home

    Apr 29, 2014 | 51 min
    RN Cancer Guides: Your oncology nurse in the family. Regular guest/commentary with cancer caregiving expert Susan Scherer RN, BSN, OCN, CEO/ Founder at RN Cancer Guides|Cancer Patient Advocate. Susan has been personally touched by cancer, and now helps other families through their treatment. Topic: What you should now about proper administration of oral chemotherapy drugs (and other cancer drugs) at home. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Help 4 Children w/Cancer

    Apr 29, 2014 | 51 min
    "Children do not deserve to get cancer." Sherrie Wells and her family started the Hugs for Brady Foundation shortly after their 13-mo.-old, Brady Michael, was diagnosed with Non-Diff. Acute Leukemia. Sadly, little Brady didn't survive. From buying custom built Brady Wagons to the funding of the New Jersey’s first pediatric hematology/oncology young investigator program, their motto is: "Helping kids with cancer, one hug at a time...." Co-Host: Chris Jerry, www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: We Can Survive Cancer

    Apr 23, 2014 | 52 min
    Howard Bressler was 33 (his daughters were 3 and 1) when he was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL). He felt a strong need to reach out beyond direct channels to see if others could benefit from his experiences and the lessons he learned along the way. His new book: The Layman’s Guide to Surviving Cancer. "In the course of researching and writing my upcoming book, which is a roadmap through the minefield of cancer..." Co-host Dr. Peter Hofland www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Cancer Research Saves Lives

    Apr 23, 2014 | 51 min
    With co-host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com, LIVE from the Amer. Assoc. for Cancer Research meeting, where professionals come together to discuss the latest and greatest cancer research. Information sharing is critical to connect researchers with researchers, and then researchers with oncologists and their patients. ​​The goal of the AACR Foundation is to prevent and cure cancer by promoting research, supporting researchers, and raising awareness. Cancer research saves lives. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: U.S. Cancer Issues COA Acts!

    Apr 6, 2014 | 100 min
    Dedicated community oncologists, cancer patients and family members advocate thru Community Oncology Alliance & CPAN (Patient Advocacy Network) on serious issues affecting cancer lives in the U.S. How far will patients have to go for treatment? Will the drugs they need be on a "shortage" list? An oral chemo prescription may cost thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. By 2020, will a newly diagnosed patient be able to find an oncologist? Guests: Michael Murray, Rick Payne, Iris Jimenez, Deb Madden, Ricky Newton, Susanne Johnson-Berns, Brett Wilson, Rose Gerber, COA Dir. of Patient Advocacy. Co-hosts Joni Aldrich and Dr. Peter Hofland.
  • CaregivingSOS: LOVE, Dementia and Caring

    Mar 28, 2014 | 53 min
    A loved one with dementia can be very different from the person that you loved. That's a bold truth. Guest: Deborah Shouse, author of Love in the Land of Dementia; Finding Hope in the Caregiver's Journey. When Alzheimer's disease began to claim her mother, it threatened the fabric of her parents' long and loving marriage. But over time, love shined through that fabric and couldn't be broken. If you love someone with dementia, Deborah and her father's story is your story. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Mended Little Hearts

    Mar 28, 2014 | 51 min
    Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defect in the U.S. nearly 1% of―or about 40,000―births per year. Andrea Baer is VP of Mended Little Hearts and National Committee Chair. After the birth of her 3rd child, he was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect. He needed open heart surgery to survive. Andrea says that she was very afraid and alone and almost immediately after his surgery, she felt compelled to make a difference in the lives of families who were facing the same journey. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS Study Colorectal Liver Mets

    Mar 28, 2014 | 52 min
    Research from the Netherlands has documented a link between colorectal cancer surgery and cells that spread to the liver. But the surgery is absolutely necessary to save the patient. The study proved that giving antibody therapy prior to the surgery reduces the risk of liver metastasis. Guest: Dr. Marjolein van Egmond, Netherlands Org. for Scientific Research, discusses this groundbreaking research that's waiting for funding before going to human clinical trials. Co-host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Richard's Rays of Hope

    Mar 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Richard Heimler is something that every lung cancer patient needs to know exists: a 10-year lung cancer survivor. There have been bumps in the road like metastatic brain cancer (did I say a bump?)! To celebrate survival, copies of his chest X-rays were given to family members to use as “canvases”. The frightful images transform into art and video: “Rays of Hope.” The framed X-rays will be unveiled at an ACS reception as a hopeful sight! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: Protect Your Family

    Mar 25, 2014 | 52 min
    It's time for straight talk. One of the best ways to protect your family is to "get your affairs in order"--whether you are sick or not! In an instant, life as we know it can change. I had no idea that my husband would be diagnosed with cancer at 43. A Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney's, Trusts...and so forth, can prevent much heartache and strife should the unthinkable happen. Guests: Attorney Ramsey Bahrawy has 33 years experience as an Estate Planning and Elder Law. We discuss invaluable information about what you need documented for every phase of your life, and why you may benefit from having expert counsel as opposed to a software package or online service. Co-host Dr. Melissa Stew...
  • TreatmentSOS Firefighters Cancer Risk #2

    Mar 21, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Dr. Susan Shaw, environmental health scientist, author and Dr. of Public Health is investigating toxic chemical exposure in firefighters. Decades of heavy use of brominated flame retardants (PBDEs), resulted in many toxic chemicals in our couches, carpets, baby strollers, plastic TV casings, computers, and foam insulation. In fact, Americans have 10-40 times higher levels in their bodies than Europeans or Asians. What does this mean when firefighters enter a burning house or business? When the soot permeates their skin through their gear? The research is still unfolding more evidence of danger. Co-host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com....
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Survivor Conv. Fun 4 All

    Mar 21, 2014 | 51 min
    Girls (women survivors) just wanna have fun, right?! Learn more in this spirited interview with Karen Shayne and Judy Pearson, the fun and inspirational founders of the National Women's Survivors Convention. And, yes, there's a serious side to Karen to Judy's advocacy work. Find out how the words "you have cancer" changed the focus of their lives to "transforming survivorship from a MOOD to a MOVEMENT by empowering, educating and connecting women whose lives have been touched by cancer." In Nashville July 31-Aug. 2, www.survivorsconvention.com. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Military Base Cancer Exposure

    Mar 18, 2014 | 48 min
    Guest: Richard Clapp, Adjunct Professor U. Mass., Environmental Services Expert studying high incidence of breast cancer (and other cancers) in and around military bases in both men and women, Mass. Military Reservation (1994) and Camp Lejeune, N.C. (1950-1985). Hundreds of thousands of veterans, dependents and civilians have been exposed. Army Women in the study found 48% incr. risk of breast cancer (melatonin). Exposure to magnetic fields is just one issue. Marines with breast cancer study ongoing at Camp Lejeune. Many issues that have been exposed have been addressed. There are others. And, the total impact in human lives now and in the future is still unknown and frightening. Co-host Dr....
  • TheLiteratePatient: No Bedpan to Bedside

    Mar 18, 2014 | 50 min
    In U.S. hospitals, more than 290,000 surgical site infections occur every year (CDC). Some patients die; others live with serious, recurring infections. What could lower that dramatically? Hand washing by medical staff. Ask everyone who walks into your hospital room to wash their hands. Guest: Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections. Co-host: Dr. Melissa Stewart, Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Model. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: New Programs at LIVESTRONG

    Mar 18, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Chris Brewer, Deputy Dir. External Affairs, worldwide efforts of LIVESTRONG Foundation. Adolescent & Young Adult Oncology, Daily Cures & Cancer Hacks (the U.S. cancer care system for more support to survivors NOW), the “Big C” competition (international movement to create financially-sustainable enterprises to make the world better for the 32.5 million people living with cancer globally, and for their family, friends and caregivers) and more. Co-Host Dr. Peter Hofland, www.oncozine.com. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Essential Oils for Health

    Mar 13, 2014 | 53 min
    Jeff and I got the most restful sleep that we've had in a long time. Before bed, we used a drop of Lavender Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oil. No drugs, over-the-counter medications or supplements were involved. Similar oils have been used for health throughout history. Tracie Poerazaff and Aisake Vuikadavu (Oils Made Simple) discuss use of essential oils for caregivers and care receivers. Safe and effective for depression, sleep, pain, boosting the immune system, and dementia. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Men Supporting Women with BC

    Mar 13, 2014 | 51 min
    When a man finds out that a woman he loves has breast cancer, it's uncharted territory for both of them. He can't "fix it". He must show support. But how? For example, is it time to just listen or are you solving a problem together? Wouldn't it be great to have a blueprint? Marc Heyison’s mother, Gloria, had breast cancer. He founded Men Against Breast Cancer (MABC), a national leader that helps male caregivers. His new book is: It’s Not Rocket Science: A Guy’s Blueprint to Caregiving. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: Speak Up and Live!!!

    Mar 8, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Patricia Rullo, advocate, author and show host. Speak Up and Stay Alive! a patient advocate hospital survival guide, is the result of years of research and interviews in addition to real life mishaps. Pat speaks nationally – educating groups, clubs, organizations, and healthcare and hospital providers. As the hostess and producer of international radio shows, she stresses the need for an advocate at all times and shares the dangers – what they are, why and how they happen, and how to survive them. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: How to Own Your Cancer!

    Mar 8, 2014 | 52 min
    You have cancer. Now what? A must listen for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families. How and why should you own your cancer? A passionate cancer patient advocate, Dr. Peter Edelstein is a double-board certified surgeon and member of the Surgical Faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After years of experience partnering with cancer patients and their loved ones, Dr. Edelstein has determined that an important part of cancer treatment is for patients is to "own your cancer." This is the message of Dr. Edelstein’s new book by the same name. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS Invention thru Care Mavens

    Mar 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Michael Neuvirth, entrepreneur, patent attorney, inventor, and as a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, Michael searched for Websites with caregiver resources and products. He couldn't find one, so he created caregiver reviews (www.caregiverreviews.com). Michael's new company is Invention Generation, which is focused on creating needed innovations for the Sandwich Generation through a team of Care Mavens. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Italian Advocacy Dynamo

    Mar 6, 2014 | 56 min
    Guest: Camille Sanzone, For a Better Way. She's worked with victims of abuse, patients with AIDS, families in distress, and seniors with Alzheimer's disease. Yet to talk to Camille, she doesn't look at that as exceptional. She is one amazing, strong woman. This writer, speaker, educator, comedienne, philosopher, and poet has published 3 books: A Conversation with Some Angels, Drop the WAIT: Someday Is NOW!, and At the End of your Rope? TIE A KNOT & HANG ON! Prepare to be entertained, inspired and awed! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Ladies Look Good, Feel Better

    Mar 6, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Koray Lucas, Co-Founder of Radiant Wraps, beautiful, silky wraps for breast cancer patients instead of those ugly, embarrassing hospital gowns. Koray's mother was pampered at her cancer center -- until she met "the gown". "Putting on that hospital gown was the one part of the entire process that made me feel sick, because at that moment, I looked sick. My personality was taken away, I was uncomfortable, cold and embarrassed." The Radiant Wrap was born! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: News on Hysterectomies

    Feb 28, 2014 | 52 min
    Every day, many women are told they need a hysterectomy for cancer or other issues. Thankfully, not all of these will be the BIG CUT. Guest: Dr. Lynn Kowalski, gynecologic surgeon, author of Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy. The book (and interview) is packed with knowledge every woman should know. Dr. Kowalski has performed 1,000's of hysterectomies, particularly minimally invasive procedures. If your doctor says "you need to have a hysterectomy", what will you ask? What are the types and considerations? Co-hosted by Dr. Peter Hofland, Onco'Zine. Joni Aldrich, M-F, 2:00 p.m. ET, www.W4CS.com www.JoniAldrich.com
  • Treatment SOS: Dr. Alain Herrera & ECCO

    Feb 28, 2014 | 49 min
    Dr. Alain Herrera, Oncology and Hematologist Consultant and Assoc. Dir. at Kephren, a medical education, consulting and publishing company in Paris, France. Dr. Herrera discusses the importance of the ECCO (Europeon CanCer Organization) conference, and why these meetings are so critical in the world of cancer. He also discusses his amazing work in oncology, including gerontological oncology. Co-hosted by Dr. Peter Hofland, Onco'Zine. Joni Aldrich M-F, 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • LadiesWhoInspire: HopeFULL Patients Eat

    Feb 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Stephanie Williams (The HopeFULL Company) Frozen "Whole-Food Pops". Nutrition for cancer patients is crucial, but nausea and discomfort-even the smell of cooking food-can make it difficult to eat. HopeFULL’s homemade whole food pop recipes help manage the side effects of chemo, while providing the nutrition needed to prevent malnourishment. With BellyFULL Kits you can create homemade, frozen pops using ingredients you'd like your children to eat! Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Well Balanced Caregiving

    Feb 26, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Dr. Phyllis Quinlan (Nurse, Author, Coach) Topic: The Delicate Balance, Approach for Professional and Family Caregivers. “Caring is the act of turning compassion into action. Caregivers are amazing and generous people who often develop the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue as a cost of prolonged caring for others in physical or emotional need. Compassion fatigue is the erosion of a caring nature. It can be the consequence of over exposure to patients, clients, or family members with chronic conditions.”~Dr. Phyllis Quinlan. Profoundly put! Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Women's Survivors Convention

    Feb 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Guests: Karen Shayne (Dolly) and Judy Pearson (Ellie Mae), co-founders National Women's Survivors Conv. Last Aug., 850 women cancer survivors met in Nashville for the 1st NWSC. They shared many things besides surviving a variety of cancers--among them SPIRIT and HOPE. Some were just starting their cancer journey, some took chemo in their room, and many had finished their treatment. All of these women left tapping their foot with a head full of wonderful memories. Info on 2nd NWSC July 31st-Aug. 2nd, www.survivorville.org. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Advocates for Advocates

    Feb 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Who advocates for advocates? At Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN), it's Rose Gerber, Dir. of Patient Advocacy. A survivor herself, Rose's experiences incl. meeting with legislators in Wash., D.C. on cancer policy issues. CPAN advocates may begin their journey thinking "I can't speak to the governor", only to find confidence through conviction (and their personal exp. with cancer) to say "I can" on behalf of all cancer patients and oncological professionals. Rose supports CPAN advocates through training, resources, and direction they need to facilitate critical changes in issues such as chemo drug shortages. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldr...
  • TheLiteratePatient: Clinical Trials 101

    Feb 24, 2014 | 52 min
    Clinical trials are often misunderstood. Guest: Meg Monday, survivor and oncology medical educator. Meg participated in cancer clinical trials (one that saved her life!). Research studies that test new medical approaches; each has a defined protocol. In cancer trials, patients receive the new treatment being studied or standard treatment; rarely are placebos used. Please don't leave it to your doctor (with limited time) to research clinical trials that may be a fit for your care. Note also that sometimes a trial requires that you haven't had any prior treatment. Listen for resources that will help. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: Help for Laryngectomees

    Feb 21, 2014 | 51 min
    Dr. Itzhak Brook, Prof. Pediatrics at Georgetown University, researcher, speaker, author (dribrook.blogspot.com), cancer survivor and laryngectomee, which means you may need to turn up your volume for this incredible interview! We discussed throat cancer which is rare (prevention, symptoms, finding the right treatment), and the challenges that laryngectomee's face after treatment. As a physician, Dr. Brook's recognized and documented many medical errors during his treatment--from diagnosis of his recurrence to mistakes in surgery, and problems throughout his care, and now advocates for prevention. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Firefighters Cancer Risk High

    Feb 17, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Dr. Susan Shaw, Environmental Health Scientist. Since 2009, Dr. Shaw has been investigating the impacts of toxic chemical exposure on firefighters. Alarmingly, we know that firefighters are suffering from highly-elevated rates of cancers – prostate, testicular, bladder, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, skin/melanoma, and brain, and (as more women become firefighters) breast (6X the risk!). Thought to be related to exposure from chemicals in flame retardant materials and electronics, the diagnosis usually is for multiple cancers, and younger firefighters with aggressive cancers, including brain cancer. A MUST LISTEN TO--prepare to be shocked! Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p....
  • TheLiteratePatient: Survive, Don't Drive

    Feb 15, 2014 | 52 min
    We're talking about driving when you think you're having a heart attack or stroke! (Yes, people do!) Co-Host: Dr. Melissa Stewart: Practical Patient Literacy Guest: Coletta Barrett, Vice Pres., Mission Our Lady, Lake Regional Medical Center, and former National Chairman of the Board for the Amer. Heart Assoc. Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S., although we hear more about cancer. Besides prevention, we'll talk about signs and symptoms of heart attacks. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS Your Prescription Know-How

    Feb 15, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Karen Kellogg, Dir. Pharmaceutical Services, Utah Cancer Specialists. Topic: Medications; Got Questions? My husband wasn’t on any daily meds before cancer. Months later, we carried his prescriptions (for home use) in a cooler. It was a combination of steroids, pain killers, chemo drugs, antibiotics, anti-viral, and much more. When any doctor hands you a prescription, you should ask questions. What's it for? What are the possible side effects? How much will it cost? Is there a generic? Can I get it from any pharmacy? If I can’t afford it, is there help available? How can I tell a side effect from an allergic reaction? Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAld...
  • CaregivingSOS: Caring for Mom w/Dementia

    Feb 15, 2014 | 52 min
    Because Hope Matters, Maryann Makekau, author, speaker, radio show host, and daughter/caregiver of her mother with dementia for the past 11 yrs. Qualified in the evaluation of learning, memory and executive brain function disorders, research contributions in geriatric memory recognition, and military training stress factors. During this interview, Maryann was at the hospital with her mother who had broken her hip. Listen for Maryann's profound wisdom through knowledge and experience. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS: Past the Cancer Shock & Awe

    Feb 11, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: As a hospice chaplain for 14 years, Becky Sansbury walked and talked with hundreds of patients and families who were “rocked by shock”. Inspired by the collective wisdom of these courageous folks, plus current research being conducted in Post-Traumatic Growth, Becky created After the Shock™. This down-to-earth process equips people to move from reaction to resilience in disruptive times. Using a blend of humor, grit and crisis-tested know how, Becky helps people feel more comfortable dealing with tough topics and challenging times, offering both quick tips and long term processes for building resilience. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: A+ Lung Cancer Advocates

    Feb 11, 2014 | 51 min
    Guests: Dedicated lung cancer advocates, including 13-year-old Gibson Wagner (with his mother, Holly Ladd), who lost his father (a non-smoker) to lung cancer when Gibson was only 3; and lung cancer survivor and founder of the Dusty Joy Foundation, Dusty Donaldson. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer, and yet it is one of the least funded cancers. This show highlights the fact that anyone can become an advocate--even at the young age of 13. Everything is possible, if we believe in a cause. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TheLiteratePatient: What Should We Know?

    Feb 8, 2014 | 51 min
    INAUGURAL SHOW that can change lives--even save them. Hosts: Joni Aldrich, author, The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines to W-I-N Against Cancer, and Dr. Melissa Stewart, author, Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Model, will discuss practical methods to grow from a passive patient into a literate, involved patient. It’s not our fault. We’re taught, but not the skills that we (as non-medical professionals) need when we’re diagnosed with a serious and/or chronic illness. And, our healthcare system is broken with physicians overworked and nurses understaffed a risky mix for prime care and safety—for a simple cough or a life-threatening disease. The Literate Patient will help you be an educated...
  • CaregivingSOS: The Cancer Click Coach

    Feb 7, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Donell Hill is The CancerClick Coach and Co-Founder / Partner CEO of The CancerClick International with Dr. Madlena Kantscheff. One of the nicest men I've ever interviewed, perhaps because he "is fulfilling his Divine Purpose" by combining his academic and actor training from Stanford University with his Panic to Powerful Cancer Coach training. Now, he teaches the husbands of cancer patients how to communicate with their wife and understand her new needs after a cancer diagnosis so they can powerfully support her with greater ease, clarity, and hope. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: Patient Safety Advocate

    Feb 7, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, author, The Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections. What is the single most important tool that patients (and their supporters) can do to get them out of the hospital without a serious infection such as MRSA (the flesh eating virus)? Ask every healthcare worker (and guest) that walks into the room: "Have you washed your hands?" Isn't that simple? In 2010, 1.7 million patients in the U.S. developed healthcare-associated infections; 100,000 died! This is a info packed, must listen to show. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS: Caring On the Front Lines

    Feb 7, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Linda Clark’s caregiving journey began when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis was bleak, even though she ultimately lived 2 years. Linda's experience training volunteers to lead prayer services, visit the sick, and visit people in nursing home settings gave her valuable skills. She'd even worked with a Rabbi to understand the power and importance of communicating with compassion and intent. Linda’s mission is to inspire others to volunteer and visit the sick with compassion! Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • LadiesWhoInspire: Life's Stepping Stones

    Feb 7, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Susan Wagers, entrepreneur, educator, speaker, and author who inspires everyone she meets. Discover how to gracefully turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. “Each of us have ‘crossroads’ in our lives where we decide (consciously or unconsciously) to give in and take whatever happens next or embrace change and take charge of our future.” Connect to your greatness with a few changes and lots of laughter. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS 1-30-14 A Complete Healing

    Feb 1, 2014 | 52 min
    Guest: Betsy Horn, author, A Little Touch of Cancer & How It Made Me Well. Betsy went through surgery and chemo for ovarian cancer, but it left her feeling that the healing process was incomplete. Betsy spent 3 weeks at the Paracelsus Clinic (biological medicine) in Switzerland. Mistletoe shots, hyperthermia treatments, removal of teeth with root canals and even mercury fillings and much more led to the complete healing of Betsy's mind, body and spirit--an experience she shares with the world. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • AdvocacyHealsU: 1-28-14 Imerman Angels!

    Jan 29, 2014 | 51 min
    Imerman Angels, www.ImermanAngels.org, personalized 1-on-1 support for cancer fighters and caregivers. Guest: Hector Nunez, COO of Imerman Angels, and head and neck cancer survivor. He was determined to survive for his kids, who had just lost their mother to cancer. Hector connected with an Angel "mentor" that related to what he was going through. As a survivor, he left his job with Apple (!) to join Imerman Angels. Listen to Joni live M-F 2:00 p.m. ET www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CancerSOS 1-27-14 Cancer & Obama Care

    Jan 28, 2014 | 51 min
    A great interview with focused information and advice on Obamacare for cancer patients. Guest: Dr. Mark Davis, author of Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, Prescription for Disaster. We discuss the critical issues before and after Obamacare that will affect cancer families, including insurance cost, continuum of medical care, and impact on research and development. Dr. Davis lost his own mother and brother to cancer, so he speaks with experience in cancer world. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • LadiesWhoInspire: Awesome Ruth Bachman

    Jan 28, 2014 | 52 min
    The inspiring Ruth Bachman, survivor and author of Growing Through the Narrow Spots. “Life is full of narrow spots, not all labeled cancer. However, cancer is the narrow spot that has given me the opportunity to look at life with a different perspective, not once, but twice. It informs the way I choose to live life every day.” Ruth Bachman lost her sister to cancer, and her own diagnosis resulted in the loss of her arm. But it could never take her spirit.... Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • CaregivingSOS Model 4 Caregiver Wellness

    Jan 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Dr. Eboni Green, Caregiver Wellness: The U model, supporting front-line direct caregivers, with an emphasis on caregiver stress, burnout, and related family conflicts through Caregiver Support Services. Her latest book is At the Heart of the Matter: A Spiritual Journey for Caregivers, which enables caregivers to look at ways to better care for themselves and enhance their wellness while providing care for a loved one. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: Genomics & Breast Cancer

    Jan 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Dr. James Pellicane, dir. of Breast Oncology at Bon Secours Cancer Institute. What is genomic testing? How can it be used to prevent over-treatment (which can cause unnecessary long term side effects) and under-treatment of cancers (which can cause death)? The technology is here NOW, and breast cancer patients should ask their oncologist to use genomics to better define their treatment protocol. Co-Host, Dr. Peter Hofland, Onco'Zine. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • LadiesWhoInspire: Dr. Madlena Kantscheff

    Jan 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Dr. Madlena Kantscheff, survivor of uterine cancer. As usual, cancer didn't come at a good time. Madlena had fought to establish her own practice in Germany, had learned the language, and was a major contributor to her family. Faith pulled her through. Now, she enjoys perfect physical, emotional and spiritual health, and helps survivors move past fear and desperation, and start a new life after cancer. Just recently she shifted her focus to the husbands of cancer patients….a very underserved group of people. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • LadiesWhoInspire: Jas Boothe, Cancer Vet

    Jan 26, 2014 | 53 min
    Guest: Jas Boothe, a disabled 13 yr. Army Vet who was deployed to Iraq. A single parent, Jas lost everything during Hurricane Katrina. The next mo., she was diagnosed with an aggressive head, neck, and throat cancer. She was facing military discharge. She found there were no existing programs for female Vets with children, even those who were homeless. Jas realized that America had forgotten the women who have served, fought, bled and died. Find out what she did... Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com
  • TreatmentSOS: Center of Cancer Education

    Jan 26, 2014 | 51 min
    Guest: Dr. Susan Silberstein, BeatCancer.org, Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, in honor of her husband lost to cancer. She has coached over 25,000 cancer patients. As author of the book Hungry for Health, as creator of the Beat Cancer Kit series, and as editor of the magazines Immune Perspectives and Global Woman, Dr. Silberstein delivers an important message about disease prevention and control through lifestyle education. Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on www.W4CS.com. www.JoniAldrich.com