Breast Friends Cancer Support Network

Breast Friends Cancer Support Network

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.

Episodes

July 28, 2021 56 min
Join Michelle Beck as she highlights other Warrior Women along their cancer journeys. Michelle Caplan joins as a live guest and then Michelle reads the stories of 3 other amazing women as they became Warriors. If you want to be a guest on the show or let Michelle read YOUR Warrior Story, email her at michellebeck@breastfriends.org.
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Join Michelle Beck with her husband, Nate, and sister, Cassandra, as they discuss how they handled the two diagnosis of Michelle with breast cancer in 2012 and 2017. A diagnosis of cancer affects everyone in the household and family, not just the patient. What techniques did they use to get through this difficult process while at the same time supporting Michelle?
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Join Jill Anderson as she shares her expertise as a Trauma Recovery Coach. She talks about all of the emotions that go with trauma, what IS trauma, the difference between trauma with a capital T and a little t, the types of trauma and how to deal with specific situations such as the death of a loved one or a cancer diagnosis. She will talk about focusing on the present and the future rather than revisiting past events and how trau...
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July 7, 2021 55 min
While Erica and her partner went through infertility for years, then finally decided to try IVF, only to learn she had stage II, triple negative breast cancer at age 35. This journey took Erica many places and let her meet some amazing people. She started a non-profit to give hope of saving hair during chemotherapy, and now finally they became parents of a newborn son.
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Allison Schickel, CEO and Founder of Brobe Intl. discusses her revolutionary product that is helping women diagnosed with breast cancer recover more easily, comfortably and beautifully. The Brobe was designed and created for women undergoing a mastectomy, breast reconstruction surgery, breast augmentation and more. It is a unique bra and robe combination that has pockets for post-op fluid drains, a detachable bra with front velcro ...
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June 23, 2021 52 min
Join us as the ladies from the Cancer for Breakfast podcast are here. Amy Dials and Stef LeJeunesse started a cancer podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. While tackling the most serious of serious subjects, living life with—and after—cancer, Amy and Stef share letters from fellow cancer babes, highlight promising Recent Advances in Treatments and Science (R.A.T.S.!) and discuss their own darkest fears and relatable real...
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Please join us as we talk with Katelyn Burrell. Two months after her 2019 miscarriage she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Her world was flipped upside down as she reversed from family planning to survival mode. Now, Katelyn and her husband are seeking surrogacy to begin their family. Katelyn also dreams of having a non-profit to help other families seeking surrogacy, helping to eliminate the financial burden that comes a...
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Myofascial release therapy (MFR) was developed by John F. Barnes, PT to specifically address the fascia, the connective tissue that runs like a three-dimensional web throughout the body. MFR involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Three main components, structural releases, unwinding, and rebounding combined with an awareness or energy to enab...
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June 2, 2021 53 min
Maren Higbee joins us today to talk about how to manage a successful career while also being a caregiver to her husband during his battle with inoperable Lymphoma. Maren and a team of amazing volunteer creatives created a cancer a la Drunk Histories called Confessions of a Caregiver which you can find on Youtube. Her hopes are that this series raises money to end cancer for good. Learn tips on how to care for your loved one during...
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May 26, 2021 57 min
Join Yvonne Nydigger, 11 year cancer survivor, lover of all things plants with a certified green thumb, as she teaches us how to create a healing space in your garden and ways to feed our bodies and our spirits through nature. She will share the importance of indoor plants and which ones are “brown-thumb proof”. Finally, the positive effects of engaging all five of our senses while we explore the great outdoors through forest bathi...
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Join Author and woman impacted by breast cancer, Stephanie Ewing, as she discusses her books and tells us how changing your habits will change your life! The Shower Habit will teach you how to: Start your day with confidence without getting up earlier. Boost your productivity in meeting your goals. Reduce stress and increase happiness by following this simple morning habit. Her latest book, The Sleep Habit talks about something ...
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In this show we will be talking about Camp Kesem and what it does for families effected by cancer. Cole Jensen, the Outreach Coordinator for Camp Kesem at the University of Oregon, will be on to give us insight into Kesem, the programs they provide, and the effect the organization has on both students and families who are dealing with cancer. It will be a wide ranging conversation about all things to do with Kesem. Kesem is a nat...
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This week, Sharon Henifin, Co-Founder of Breast Friends, joins us to share stories of Becky Olson, who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer on April 24, 2021. She will tell us the how and why they started Breast Friends together in 2000. Sharon, a certified Life Coach will then walk us through how to handle the stages of grief. Allison Hancock, Executive Director of Breast Friends, will join us and talk about how to hon...
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April 28, 2021 56 min
When a person is struck with a serious illness or other trauma, it is easy to fall into a pit of sadness and just watch life move around you. We can become isolated and fearful. Dr. Fox will share with us the concept of staying in the light, and why it is so important mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She helped Becky Olson, the co-host of this show with those very words, and now is here to to share it all with y...
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Amy Hartl is a Breast Cancer Recovery Educator, oncology massage and lymphatic drainage therapist, and a woman impacted by breast cancer. We will discuss how you can reclaim your self-reliance and self-confidence by learning to play an active role in your breast cancer recovery and survivorship experience with a focus on reducing your risk of lymphedema.
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April 14, 2021 54 min
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be challenging enough. Add in a global pandemic and now what? We will discuss what has happened to cancer patients in this time of isolation and change. Tips and tools for moving forward will also be provided!
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There are a lot of diets out there and many people try out new diets in a new year. On this show, Karen Davis, Certified Nutrition Specialist® will join us and talk about the current popular diets and discuss the pros and cons of each.
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Lauren Huffmaster's work in the cancer community, combined with her personal cancer experience, enables her to articulate the emotional impact of cancer. Lauren discusses how she has developed solutions to minimize isolation, fear and shifting identities through her foundation.
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March 24, 2021 54 min
Stress is the power YOU give to outside circumstance to define what you believe you are capable of handling successfully. Take it back Learn quick grab and go tips to help you stress less and live more from our guest, Lauren Miller, Googles no 1 stress relief expert.
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Michelle Beck, the new co-host of Breast Cancer Support Radio is going to tell a little more about herself and read some of her blog posts so you can get to know her, learn why she is here and how she has handled her cancer journey. The good times, hard moments and funny stories!
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