Breast Friends Cancer Support Network

Breast Friends Cancer Support Network

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Breast Friends Cancer Support Network is here to remind those dealing with a diagnosis of cancer that they are not alone.

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August 10, 2022 57 min
Dana Donofree, CEO and Founder of AnaOno will be here to talk about her own diagnosis of breast cancer and how and why she founded AnaOno. AnaOno recognizes that not all breasts are (re)created equal. They embrace different breast shapes and surgery outcomes and intimately understand your unique needs. Their bras are designed to fit YOU. It's not just about your body – it's about your story. Maybe you’re a breast cancer...
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Viki Zarkin – cancer thriver, advocate and author. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer and refused to take that as the answer. She is here today to talk about her journey, fighting for her life, advocating for herself, navigating through the healthcare world and following her gut. Today, Viki is a beacon of hope for others, she’s a motivational speaker and coach on a national level and a successful author. More info can be foun...
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Morgan Hare, Co-Founder of the AiRS Foundation to be here to discuss the importance of reconstruction options for women who undergo surgery for breast cancer. The AiRS Foundation is an advocate for restorative breast surgery, a vital part of total physical and emotional healing for many breast cancer survivors. Up to 70% of the survivors who desire this surgery do not have sufficient insurance or other resources to cover it. The ...
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Charlene Wheeless used to describe herself as the “typical type A personality.” That changed, however, after she was found to have breast cancer in February 2017 and had nine surgeries in three years. When she left her corporate job, she didn’t know what she was going to do but then realized she had a story to tell. She started off writing a blog, which quickly turned into her book, “You Are Enough!” Her book tells the story of les...
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Savio P. Clemente, Founder of The Human Resolve LLC is here: I almost died in 2014. Hearing those deafening words - it is stage 3 - tore me up. But I promised myself that if I made it to the five year remission mark and was still cancer free that I would make it count. As a syndicated columnist for Authority Magazine and Thrive Global, I have interviewed nearly 175 cancer survivors from all walks of life. In this book, I share the...
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When Paoola, a cancer survivor, learned about her friend Agnieszka’s diagnosis, she wanted to be there for her and help her family get through this challenging time. It was during this experience that Paoola realized how hard it was to show up for her friend, when and how her friend needed her most. She thought, there has to be a better way! And when she couldn't find a solution to their problem, they thought we would create ...
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What is Holistic Plastic Surgery? Wellness is an expansive concept. It is comprehensive because its foundation is grounded in many roots. It is aspirational and achievable, and it is accessible to all. The journey of wellness is highly individualistic; because we are different, our paths to our highest selves will be different. Dr. Shirley is a Plastic Surgeon and Integrative Medicine Specialist. She believes that beauty is a m...
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From Survivor to Healer – the story of how Jenna Benn Shersher came through Grey Zone Lymphoma to start Twist Out Cancer, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2022. Since Twist Out Cancer was founded in 2012, it has positively impacted more than 146,000 people. This includes 1,170 people who participated in its Brushes with Cancer program as either an Inspiration or Artist, which has led to 580 unique pieces of art that...
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Kelly Lang is not going anywhere! Kelly is a successful country singer-songwriter who grew up in the business and was destined to make her place in the music world. Her vocal and songwriting skills were showcased at age 15 with her first single and she kept going on and up from there! She has performed at The Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium and sung with numerous musical legends. While in a relationship with country lege...
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Birth Control, Egg Freezing & Fertility Treatments, Hormone Replacement, your weight, your cosmetics, skincare, food and water etc. all contribute to a women’s daily extra estrogen exposure which may recirculate and become toxic contributing to a long list of ailments as well as breast cancer risk. TJ Hills is the best-selling author of Sex, Drugs, Babies and Breast Cancer: Health Benefits of Estrogen Gene Testing which guides ...
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“As an oncology nurse, I thought I knew cancer—knew it. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer myself, I realized I knew nothing at all about being a cancer patient: how terrifying having cancer is, and how lonely,” explains Theresa Brown, RN, a frequent contributor to The New York Times opinion pages, CNN.com, and the American Journal of Nursing. In her captivating 2015 New York Times bestseller, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hour...
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So you've had breast cancer. Does that mean the end to all alcohol consumption? Or can you have just a little? What about wine vs. beer vs. hard alcohol? What about the sugar in alcohol? Will moderation be enough? Will drinking make my cancer come back? We will talk about all this and more!
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2Unstoppable is a non-profit organization founded by two women, Michelle Stravitz and Ilana Gamerman, with a personal history of Breast Cancer and who realized the many benefits of staying active during and after treatment. They now want to help other women on their cancer journeys experience a better quality of life and improved outcomes through exercise. Although their personal cancer stories are different (and aren’t they all...
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May 11, 2022 55 min
Jane McLelland should only have lived about 12 weeks, according to cancer statistics and doctors, after receiving her diagnosis of Stage IV cancer nearly 20 years ago. But today, after suffering from cervical cancer, secondary lung cancer, and treatment-related myelodysplasia, she is alive, well, and cancer-free. The award-winning former Chartered Physiotherapist shares her incredible story at www.HowToStarveCancer.com. Life Exten...
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Regardless of where you are in your cancer journey, your fertility journey does not have to come at its expense. Join Dr. Jessica Rubin, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about new advances in reproductive technology and fertility preservation to facilitate a positive family building experience in the face of a cancer diagnosis.
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Allison Stover Fiscalini, Director, Athena Breast Health Network and WISDOM Study, will be speaking about the founding of The WISDOM Study (Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk), a national study that seeks to revolutionize the way breast cancer is detected. She will explain how the study compares two safe approaches, an annual mammogram or a personalized screening approach based on a woman’s unique risk factors f...
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April 20, 2022 55 min
Carol Wyllie, Amazon best-selling author of Chemo P!ssed Me Off shares her story from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. She covers everything from the choices between western and naturopathic medicine, nutrition woes, how she has found a good emotional place and WHY chemo pissed her off! She i hoping for better alternatives for others who come after her, diagnosed with breast cancer and has a lot to say about it!
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April 13, 2022 55 min
Will Eberhart is a successful entrepreneur handling global marketing clients. Because he felt the need to serve, he decided to become an Ambassador for the Real Men Wear Pink program for the American Cancer Society. PERSEVERANCE IS KEY is the motto he lives by to lend support to survivors and generate awareness with the understanding we are all affected by breast cancer in some way. Whether indirect or not.
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What does Breast Friends really do? Alyssa Beyer, Patient Support Coordinator join Host Michelle Beck to discuss the important work which Breast Friends does to ensure that no women goes through cancer alone. Heart of a Warrior Mentorship Program, Warrior Workshops for education and inspiration, Girls Nite Out Support Groups, Newly Diagnosed and Metastatic virtual support groups, Brave is Beautiful photo shoots, Walk & Talks a...
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Rod Ritchie joins us as a survivor of both breast cancer and prostate cancer. He is an activist for men with impacted by breast cancer, writing, speaking and supporting other out there like him. He gets it. He works to help other men come to terms with their diagnosis and treatment. He become a patient activist because he could see breast cancer groups fixated on using pink to denote breast cancer; the community is not aware tha...
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