The CanSurvivor’s Network

The CanSurvivor’s Network

Breast cancer affects thousands of young women each year. Follow The CanSurvivor as she navigates various programs and initiatives through interviews and personal experience. www.TheCanSurvivor.com

Episodes

November 27, 2019 68 min

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s episode features the lovely Sara Olsher of Mighty + Bright!  Kelsey’s five-year “Cancerversary” is approaching on November 11th, and with her recent BCI results, she has been exploring additional options because she has been advised to continue Tamoxifen for another five years. Kelsey suffers from ovarian cysts, fatigue, nausea and has been bleeding for over four weeks. Stay tuned as she continu...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today's guests to round out #BreastCancerActionMonth are Sylvia Kouveli and Ted Meyer, who have come together in Los Angeles to create #bOObs for Life, a compilation of visually portrayed stories about physical trauma, personal struggle, survival, and the celebration of life. The exhibition is presented with support from the American Cancer Society. 

Before the interview begins, Kelsey has an important a...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today’s episode features Ron Rapaport, a male breast cancer survivor. Yes, breast cancer impacts men! Accounting for one percent of total diagnoses, men are often diagnosed at later stages with poor prognoses. In addition, men often feel out of place in the sea of pink.

Ron is on a mission to change the way males are perceived and included in the breast cancer conversation. Here at TCSN, we are proponents o...

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September 20, 2019 65 min

Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode features For the Breast of Us, an advocacy organization for women of color! Launched in March 2019 by Jasmine Souers and Marissa Thomas, FTBUS is on a mission to bridge a gap in representation. When Jasmine and Marissa were diagnosed with breast cancer, they hoped to find women who looked like them that were also experiencing may of the symptoms and feelings they were. After falling short...

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Universe, what's good?! For tonight's episode, I'll be airing my appearance on episode 24 of The Intersection of Cancer and Life, which was a roundtable episode with Emily Garnett, Kelsey Bucci, Tina Conrad, Leanna House, Mimi Hall, Lindsay DeLong, and myself!

--- For the Season 2 finale, we wanted to switch the conversation up a little bit, so I’m welcoming six other breast cancer podcasters onto the show for a round ...

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Universe, what's good?! For tonight's episode, I'll be airing my appearance on episode 5 of the Fill Your Cup First podcast with Aimee Hoch and Kimberly Rabago.

Aimee and Kim welcome guest Kelsey Smith of The CanSurvivor Network.  Kelsey shares her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age.  She  discusses how she took that difficult time in her life to fuel her dream and create a supportive, safe ...

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Universe, what's good?! For this episode, we are airing Kelsey's appearance on episode 26 of The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together with Jena Gribble & Lindsay Danielson. This episode aired in February of 2019. In this episode you hear the story of Kelsey Smith, a vivacious, loving, brave and beautiful woman, who at age 29 was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Kelsey shares the milestones from the moment she felt a ...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode features Kevin Folta, a public educator and science communicator. Kevin helps the world understand biotechnology, and helped sequence the strawberry genome with the University of Florida, where he has been a professor since 2002.

Ending the monthly discussion around mindset, this episode features discussions on the marketing around food, GMOs, and alternative cancer "cures." Tune...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode features the marvelous Jamie Mezzapelli, a health and wellness coach and stage three breast cancer survivor. Jamie is on a mission to help women become the very best versions of themselves while empowering them with the knowledge to move forward in a healthy direction. This month is focused on mindset, so you may want to take notes! Tune in as she discusses her breast cancer experience as...

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Universe, what’s good?! We interview the incredible Rhayne Thomas of Prunes Are Sexy. Rhayne is a singer, runway model, motivational speaker, and a self-professed "prune whisperer." Don't let her name fool you, as she is pure sunshine! Tune in as she discusses her breast cancer diagnosis, and the wisdom it has brought her since. As a long-time advocate, Rhayne has been a champion of turning her pain into purpose through...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today, we are featuring one of the biggest fans of The CanSurvivor Network: Ms. Tawny Rachelle! Tawny is a stage two breast cancer survivor, and her story epitomizes divine timing. While her doctors were unable to find any indications of breast cancer after her yearly woman's exam (and gave her an "all clear"), less than one month later she would discover she did indeed have stage two breast canc...

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Universe, what’s good?! We are continuing Mastectomy May with the marvelous Paula Mozen, a breast cancer survivor and filmmaker of Life Interrupted. This is Paula's passion project that shows the reality of a breast cancer diagnosis from three perspectives. 

Surprisingly, Paula started this project with the goal of chronicling two stories. Tune in as we talk about the process of documenting reality from her perspective. Find pu...

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Universe, what’s good?! We are kicking off Mastectomy May with the marvelous Tara Dunsmore-Williamson, a breast cancer survivor and owner of Pink Ink Tattoo out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Tara is certified in 3D nipple tattooing and scar camouflage.

As a nurse, she was seemingly prepared for what breast cancer would bring. She had taken care of patients and was prepared for the drugs and surgeries. Little did she know that she...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode is solo and will focus on the new series "Take Two" on IGTV. Also, tune in for some updates about TCSN and what we are currently working on.

We will be sending out a May newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here.  

If you would like to pa...

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April 10, 2019 19 min

Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode is solo. While it was recorded on Monday (4.8.19), Wednesday happened to be 'National Siblings Day!' How fitting that we talk about Kayla, the best sister ever!

You'll definitely want to tune in this week to hear everything that is going on with The CanSurvivor! We will be sending out a May newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! Be sure to check out our newest...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Angela Baker, founder and CEO of Angel in Disguise! Affectionately known as "Jersi" by those that adore her, Angela is a stage four thriver who has been advocating for over ten years. Initially diagnosed at stage zero, Angela felt hopeful about her prognosis, opting for a mastectomy with five years of Tamoxifen. Two recurrences later, Angela left the corporate world and found purpose...

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Universe, what’s good?! In today's episode, I discuss the Young Survival Coalition's yearly summit. This year, women from around the world came together in Austin, Texas to feel a little less alone in this world, learning how to manage this beast known as breast cancer. It was nothing short of amazing!

Tune in as I discuss my experiences, who I met, and a few takeaways from the weekend. While we planned on recording intervi...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is “DJ Breast Cancer,” Tina Conrad! A fellow podcaster, Tina delves into her motivation for starting a breast cancer podcast. A stage three survivor, Tina was acquainted with the beast through her mother’s diagnosis. While they did not test positive for the BRCA mutation, they have both become advocates for a cure.

Tina tells us about her diagnosis: the good, the bad and the ugly. One little-di...

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Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Kristen Carbone of Brilliantly, an organization dedicated to post-mastectomy care.

Thanks to everyone who made the Fearless in Fuchsia Luncheon in Toledo a success! It was such an honor to represent Salvatore Capelli and Sofi Stella as a survivor model. When the numbers come in, we will let you know how much The Victory Center was able to raise for cancer patients. It was an incredibly magi...

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Universe, what’s good?! Welcome to episode 033! We are finally back, and boy, do we have a few announcements!

The podcast is now on YouTube, so please subscribe there as well!

Special thanks to Joe and Dilla's Delights for making a girl feel special. Elsie, you're amazing! It has been a magical birthday.

I was recently featured on The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together podcast, discussing my cancer journey. Ch-ch-check it ou...

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