Breast Cancer Unleashed

Breast Cancer Unleashed

Everything you need to know about breast cancer but are too embarrassed to ask. Lia and Laila unleash about ridiculous, hard-to-share subjects, with top experts. Where nothing is out of bounds and every topic is appropriate


March 25, 2024 45 mins

Dr. Megan Kruse, a breast medical oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic, shares the significance of HR+ in cancer growth and the delicate balance between anti-estrogen treatment and aggressive approaches. The conversation explores the different options available for HR+ breast cancer patients that include Tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, the duration of hormonal therapy and its impact on survival. 

Dr. Kruse stresses the i...

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Dr. Gitiforooz, a board-certified gynecologist, spreads the story about vaginal rejuvenation techniques and their potential benefits for breast cancer survivors, especially those with hormone receptor-positive cancer.

Key Topics:

• The science behind vaginal rejuvenation: how it promotes collagen production, increases elasticity, and boosts blood supply.

• Dr. Gitiforooz's insights into the safety and effectiveness of vaginal rej...

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Hosts, Lia and Laila, dive deep into the crucial support and services provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for cancer patients. They are joined by Lori Watts, the associate director of development for the American Cancer Society of New Orleans. Lori shares valuable insights into the vast range of programs and resources ACS offers to cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors, shedding light on often-overlooked services tha...

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Lia and Laila, are back to unravel the intricate world of breast cancer reconstruction. Joining them once again is the esteemed Dr. Minas, a plastic surgeon with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field. Together, they dive deep into the crucial topic of selecting the right surgical team for breast cancer reconstruction.

• Survival Mode: When facing a breast cancer diagnosis, patients often find themselves in "surviva...

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Hosts, Lia and Laila dive deep into the world of breast cancer and breast reconstruction with the charismatic Dr. Minas Crisopoulou, a plastic surgeon with a penchant for puns. Strap in for an engaging conversation that's as educational as it is entertaining!

The episode kicks off with a humorous twist as they introduce the topic and focus on the "deep" side of surgery - the DIEP technique. Dr. Crisopoulou regales us ...

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We delve into the captivating world of maintaining your radiant self during breast cancer treatment. Our delightful dermatologists, Dr. Holcomb and Dr. Haseltine, bring their wit and wisdom to the forefront as they unravel the mysteries of Botox, fillers, and skincare. Ever wondered about the compatibility of Botox and fillers with chemotherapy? Our experts lay it all on the line, exploring how these cosmetic treatments can still b...

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In this deeply personal and enlightening episode, Dr. Kate Holcomb and Dr. Mara Haseltine, both seasoned healthcare professionals, open up about their remarkable journeys as breast cancer patients. These two doctors-turned-patients provide a poignant and unique lens into the world of breast cancer, sharing their own battles and the profound impact of their mothers' struggles on their personal diagnoses. As they recount their s...

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Lisa & Roberto Pena, the dynamic husband-and-wife team behind Status discuss their journey and the transformative impact of their paramedical tattooing services. They specialize in helping breast cancer survivors regain confidence and beauty through tattooing techniques that recreate areolas and nipples after mastectomies, as well as scalp micro-pigmentation for those experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatments or other con...

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We delve into the world of cannabis and its potential role in cancer treatment and survivorship. Join us as we continue our conversation with Janice Bissex, a holistic cannabis practitioner and registered dietitian. We explore how cannabis can be used to alleviate anxiety, manage side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and even enhance intimacy post-cancer treatment. Janice provides valuable insights into the types of cannabis ...

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Dr. Laura Kerns (Oncology Nutritionist) and Kaylee Vincent (Licensed Acupuncturist) discuss the integration of Eastern and Western medicine in breast cancer treatment, including needles, pills and …. is there enema more? 

Laura and Kaylee shed light on Eastern medicine, specifically acupuncture, and its principles, such as using needles, herbal medicine, acupressure, and cupping to rebalance the body. The conversation delves into ho...

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Mimi Fallo, beauty expert, salon owner and laser technician, gives a master’s degree worth of education on beauty projects; ranging from sunscreen to where the sun don’t shine. 

If you like eavesdropping on embarrassing topics, this one will give you the tingly spine. 

Thank you for listening! We are starting small and hoping to grow! Please rate & review each episode. We’d also love to hear your ideas or feedback Info@Breas...

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Amanda has been through an incredibly challenging journey since her double mastectomy at just 27 years old. After initially getting the all-clear, Amanda was again diagnosed with cancer and endured a lumpectomy. Although she received another all-clear, her cancer was later diagnosed (a third time) as metastatic and had spread to her liver. Nine years since her initial diagnosis and despite all these obstacles, Amanda continues to d...

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Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Janice Bissex

So, Cannabis is NOT a cure for cancer, but a LOT of benefits have been discovered. If you’re new to CBD, cannabinoids, etc, (or if you still call it pot)…listen in to this intoxicating interview to start your healthy, knowledgeable approach to easing some pain and discomfort while dredging through your cancer journey.

Janice Bissex talks with Lia and Laila to the extent that everyone walk...

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October 30, 2022 41 mins

Discussion with Claire Paxman of Paxman Scalp Cooling System

It’s not just the science that supports the Paxman Scalp Cooling System. Claire Paxman shares the story of her mother losing her hair, fighting to keep it, and helping thousands of others keep their “princess hair,” as Lia and her daughter discussed it. 

This heart-wrenching story of a family’s continued work to help chemo patients keep their hair is a reminder of...

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October 30, 2022 31 mins

Discussion with Dr. Kathleen Ashton, Psychologist at The Cleveland Clinic

You’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer; you’re past your first phase of shock, but now you have to tell your family, friends, and kids - how do you do it? 

Dr. Ashton breaks down how to draw the line in age appropriateness when announcing the hard-to-hear news. Lia and Laila share their firsthand experience breaking the news with loved ones and...

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Oncology Dietician, Laura Kerns MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, FAND  |  Senior Clinical Dietitian at Ochsner Health

You might crave sugar beyond the norms or have a growing hatred for other foods. Laura Kerns talks with Lia and Laila about some of the changes in diet and taste from subtle to extreme. 

While some might quickly look for supplements like B-12 and others, Laura has a reason for you to approach this method with ca...

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Discussion with  Dr. Amy Rivere, Breast Surgeon at Ochsner Health

When going through breast cancer, you’ll get to know your general breast surgeon and plastic surgeon. One is there to remove the tumor, and the other is there to…help you discover the artist within

Dr. Amy Rivere, a surgical oncologist, is generally the first doctor a breast cancer patient will see. Her motivation to study medicine started early as she, too...

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Dr. Kristen Carpenter, Chief Psychologist and Director of Womens Behavioral Health Program at Ohio State University, discusses the psychological aspects of sexual intimacy and body image. 

"You're not thinking about the after effects… you're thinking about the surgery." Some people pause their daily concerns when caring for their bodies as survivors- Dr. Carpenter reminds us that this is ok.

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September 18, 2022 35 mins


Sexologist, Dr. Jill McDevitt brings good vibrations to the show. For those struggling to reignite their flame, Jill shares the quickest way to lay everything out on the table. Jill says, “desire is connected to everything!”

Caution, some topics might make some uncomfortable, or at least blush. And we’re almost positive you’ll end up flicking your nose by the end of this episode.


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Registered Nurse and Certified Sex Counselor, Traci Owen, talks about building a menu to keep intimacy alive when you really don’t want to. Today’s focus is on the partner. Starting with role negotiations, Traci breaks down some communicative steps with sensuality.

Facebook: Sex After Breast Cancer (Group)

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