Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio

Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones. Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the host, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic AND GUEST and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families. Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio can be heard live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.... Show More

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September 16, 2020 50 min
Tune in this week with our guest Dena Taylor, author of I Don't Wanna Be Pink. She will share how getting thoughts out of your head and on paper, via journaling, or writing a book, can help process and alleviate stressful emotions, opening mind share for healing, strength, creativity, and hope. Writing experience is not required.
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September 9, 2020 55 min
Our host, Becky Olson,will be continuing her journey through her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends.
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September 2, 2020 55 min
Nicole Phillips is a Breast Cancer Survivor and Kindness Champion. She will be discussing Her new book, The Negativity Remedy: Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress and Better Relationships Through Kindness. Nicole will talk about the importance of kindness, and how she uses it to overcome all of life's difficulties including her own personal struggle with breast cancer. This is her second appearance on our program and we are delight...
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When cancer strikes, we all experience it differently. From the diagnosis, though treatment, and beyond, it's challenging to each of us in a personal way. But, through our many years of working with thousands of patients, we realize there are some consistencies. For example, hearing the word, cancer, and hearing nothing else after that, why chemo impacts some women much harder than others, and why some get through it faster...
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This show will eliminate the myths around cancer and the use of medical marijuana. Donna Shields is the co-founder of the Holistic Cannabis Network, an online and holistic-focused cannabis education training platform for health professionals, caregivers and patients. As a registered dietitian nutritionist and a breast cancer Thriver, she knows first-hand the multi-faceted approach one must take in cancer management.
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August 12, 2020 55 min
Lauren Chiarello, York Brand Ambassador, diagnosed with lymphoma at age 23 never gave up her fitness lifestyle. Learn how she managed to stay motivated while raising twin babies, and overcoming the devastation of cancer.
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August 5, 2020 59 min
In April of 2020, our host, Becky Olson, was interviewed by Kara Duffy on the Powerful Ladies Podcast. This is that interview. Becky is a 5-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, co-founder of Breast Friends and Bucket List champion. Additionally she’s an incredible mother, grandmother, friend and wife. Her cancer is back and has spread. She is still focusing on Humor, Happiness and Hope. This episode is full of truth bombs ...
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July 29, 2020 55 min
Cold Cap therapy is an option often used by women who are concerned about hair loss from chemo. Listen to our expert Lisa Ferrand as she discusses the benefits and challenges of this exciting new option to save your hair.
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Sean Swarner is voted one of the top most inspirational people in the world. As a 2x cancer survivor who was told he would barely be able to walk, he redefined impossible by being the first person to reach the peak of all 7 continents, trek to the North and South Poles, complete numerous marathons and obstacles such as Hawaii Ironman - and he did it all with one lung. Sean has helped hundreds of people from all around the world how...
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The use of natural medicine, including herbal and dietary supplements, mind/body therapies, acupuncture, etc., is incredibly common among patients with cancer. Despite the popularity of these therapies, there are more questions than answers when it comes to the safe and effective use for patients and their oncology team. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Dr. Alex Speers, a naturopathic doctor in Portland, OR, who specializes in safely...
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Today’s segment will focus on Palliative Care. Information on palliative care, how one enrolls and palliative care teams will be provided. Myths around palliative care and hospice will also be discussed.
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We’ve all heard the term “Therapy Animals.” Listen in today to hear about the benefit of therapy animals for those going through cancer treatment from our guest Lisa Zeiner of Pet Partners. We will also discuss the difference between Therapy and Service animals, how to get your animal certified, traveling with your therapy animal and much, much more!!
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June 24, 2020 54 min
Kellie Grill is a certified Equine Gestalt Coach. Equine Gestalt Coaching is a unique way to deal with trauma and any past unfinished business in a person’s life that is keeping them from living a happier more joy-filled life. It is done with a coach and a horse acting as co-coach. The process is truly a magical experience and the therapeutic healing that comes from this type of work has a permanent and everlasting change in a pers...
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June 17, 2020 55 min
Our host, Becky Olson, will be sharing excerpts from her book, The Hat that Saved my Life, (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends.
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June 10, 2020 52 min
Grief Your Way Helen Rose is Committed to helping others move beyond past traumas to a place of safety and hope. Helen was born in Toronto in 1962. By the age of 2 1/2, she had been shuttled between her birth mother and various foster homes eight times before her adoption at age four. Although she didn't know this at the time, her journey with grief had begun. She shares her story so that others can move forward with forgiven...
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June 3, 2020 55 min
Cancer touches us at different stages in the journey. Our guest, Yvonne Nydigger, has talked with us about the diagnosis and treatment stages. Now we will focus on life after breast cancer. We will explore the emotions, the opportunities and the blessings that can come from all of this if we open our hearts and our minds.
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After her own breast cancer diagnosis at 35, April Stearns was very alone for a number of years until she met another in-real-life survivor who was also diagnosed under 45. Meeting her changed everything for April, and opened up her eyes to the fact that young women with breast cancer need resources that are specific to their age and station in life. Since then April has made it her life's work to help women who were diagnosed ...
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We will discuss the different phases of the cancer journey and how we navigate that journey with each patient. Our guess is Yvonne Nydigger, Program Director for Breast Friends.
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May 13, 2020 54 min
Tune in as we hear the stories of three young women, all diagnosed in their 30's, all with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. We will talk about working, parenting, daycare, and maintaining physical activity while in treatment and after. Our guests are Alyssa Beyer, Nathalie Huber and Christine Poulin.
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May 6, 2020 55 min
Not all cancer is the same. When it turns metastatic, it becomes a whole different situation. Issues are different, challenges are different. Helping us understand the nuances are David Dachinger, a stage 4 cancer patient, His wife, Tamara Greene who is a psychotherapist and David's caregiver, and our show host, Becky Olson who is a 5 time survivor, this time stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
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