Your Killer Life

Your Killer Life

Your Killer Life! Where we tackle the reality of surviving cancer and how you can create your killer life from the ashes of a killer diagnosis. Hosted by Tammey Grable-Woodford, author of “Alive in the Ashes, How you can live your best life now, while walking through the fire of trauma and loss.” With love, authenticity and humor, she shares deeply personal insights and experiences, talks about sex and relationships, and invites both guests and specialists to contribute to the conversation. Information and insights for anyone recovering from trauma or loss. Let’s get busy building Your Killer Life!

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July 2, 2021 52 min
Specializing in integrative oncology care, Dr. Keats maintains her general practice, using modalities that include clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, IV nutrient therapy, supplementation, detoxification, homeopathy, and lifestyle counseling. Listen in as we myth bust naturopathic oncology.
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Does the topic of secondary breast cancer make you uncomfortable? Is it the invisible elephant in the room that no one's discussing? Have you had a concern about secondary breast cancer but didn't feel heard when you were talking with your provider or your providers? Secondary breast cancer and recurrence are both ongoing concerns in cancerland, and so today we're going to talk about it.
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Do you have a huge 3-ring binder full of medical records that you take with you to your doctor appointments? Have you ever experienced the frustration of logging into your MyChart on your phone so you can share with a provider in another system, important medical information? I personally have. Angelina Massa from Ciitizen shares with me how Ciitizen is putting your medical information back into your hands, helping empower patient ...
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Let's talk about cancerversaries... what the heck are they? When are they? Why are they? This year, Tammey celebrates her sixth rotation around the sun since hearing the words, "You have cancer and a lot of it." and she talks with us about how her acknowledgment of her cancerversary has changed over the years, which day she chooses to celebrate, the 5-year milestones tossed out when doctors discuss recurrence rates, and...
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Tammey is joined by three-time cancer survivor, founder of The Atrium Foundation, and author of "26 & Fu¢ked," Dorothy Paredes.First diagnosed at just age 26, and then again at 36, Dorothy opens up about topics that are unique to a young woman navigating a breast cancer diagnosis and BRCA gene mutation.Tammey and Dorothy discuss the often overlooked options for fertility preservation and have intimate conversations abou...
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January 21, 2021 68 min
Tammey takes a deep dive into the misunderstood, and in some cases, dismissed world of male breast cancer with advocates Bret Miller, and Cheri Ambrose.In 2003, Bret was a typical 17-year old guy. A senior in high school, on the football team, working at the pool and ice rink, when he noticed a lump in his breast. Without medical insurance at the time, he mentioned it to his doctor at a sports physical, but the doctor was unconcern...
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October 15, 2020 53 min
Tammey talks with Christen Williams about BRCA gene mutations, the tough decisions that are required when you have the news that you are predisposed to breast cancer, but don't have a cancer diagnosis, and what it means to be a previvor.After losing her mom to ovarian cancer, Christen found out that she had the BRCA gene mutation at the age of 27. She started a Vidoe Blog where she takes us with her on her journey sharing her s...
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Tammey talks with Suzanna Davis, dance artist, dance teacher, founder and host of RakasaFit™ and Belly Dance Off. Suzanna shares how dance fitness helped her maintain physical and mental health through her breast cancer diagnosis. In this authentic and vulnerable conversation, Tammey and Suzanna talk about how they answer the "Are you cured?" question, the impacts treatments have on partner intimacy, and fitness. Suzanna sh...
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What is a holistic approach to breast reconstruction? Tammey talks with Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, a board-certified plastic surgeon, microsurgeon, President of PRMA Plastic Surgery, and founder of the Breast Advocate App. Together they cover a variety of topics, from the different types of breast reconstruction available to women, breast reconstruction options for men, nipple reconstruction, and the importance of shared decision makin...
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August 20, 2020 60 min
Approximately one percent of breast cancer diagnoses each year occur in men. Tammey talks with male breast cancer survivor, Chris Gallo as they bust multiple myths around male breast cancer, discuss treatment similarities and talk about the very real hurdles men face in diagnosis and treatment as they navigate the female-focused world of breast cancer treatment.Topics in this Episode:Intro”Like a half unshelled peanut…”“A general p...
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August 13, 2020 69 min
The multiple surgeries that come with a breast cancer diagnosis can strip you of your confidence and rob you of your sensuality. Join Tammey as she talks with Cat Phillips of “Sexy Souls Search” about redefining sexy and reconnecting to the soul. In this intimate, vulnerable, and powerful conversation, Tammey and Cat discuss tips and tools that help guide listeners through a journey that leads to the reclamation of sensual identity...
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Tammey speaks with Isa Lemaignen from True Holistic Nutrition about gut health and how functional medicine can be used to help fortify the immune system. Isa trained at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, both in nutritional therapy and naturopathy, and works in the principles of functional medicine. With a focus on nutrition, we answer questions like: What is the best diet for someone fighting cancer? What does good in...
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July 30, 2020 74 min
Optimal reconstructive surgical outcomes are for everyone, and we are the ones to decide and define what reconstruction looks like for us. Kim Bowles with Not Putting on a Shirt joins Tammey to share her story as she chronicles her fight against surgical battery, Kim talks to us about how this strengthened her commitment women’s rights and shares how she used the power of the 1st Amendment to plant the seeds of advocacy for aesthet...
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July 13, 2020 30 min
"There is a secret, not so secret, club that comes with a cancer diagnosis, and it is amazing." Join Tammey as she illuminates the power of community and "tribe." Listen and learn about the gifts of friendship, belonging, and new identity that can and do follow those terrifying three words "you have cancer."
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Together, Tammey and Griff look back and dissect the real cost of pain in recovering from lifesaving surgeries. With vulnerability, openness, and humor - they speak through more than four years of experience, chronicling the hazards and setbacks of drug side effects, depression, self-image, relationship impacts, and the teamwork that brought them through it all in the face of the unknown. Please listen in as they illuminate their w...
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June 24, 2020 46 min
Cancer is loss. Loss of self, of confidence, of stability, and even of relationships. It is difficult to create a space for vulnerability, and it is a heavy decision to allow love in the midst of uncertainty when one of the losses you face is yourself. Tammey and Griff reflect on their relationship, starting out as friends and transitioning to love. They discuss the pain, the fear, the frustrations, the loss and the gains in this v...
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June 17, 2020 31 min
The true measure of wealth is something you have created that cannot be taken by another." Tammey shares with us the very distinct differences between happiness and joy, and the five key tools she used to intentionally cultivate a wealth and richness that emerges only from the symbiosis of triumph and suffering. Please join her in this episode and learn the transformative lessons of struggle.
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It’s not taboo if it is a part of everyday life. On today’s show Griff again, joins the podcast to discuss the far-reaching impact of mastectomy surgery in terms of sex, arousal, intimacy, and romantic stability. Please join Griff and Tammey for a candid and insightful conversation about the struggles and triumphs of a post-cancer marriage.
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Tammey speaks intimately and authentically on the life altering impact of a life-saving surgery. She discusses how the sterile surgical term belies the messy emotional, physical, and mental health realities felt by those diagnosed with breast cancer and facing this intervention.
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In this episode of the Your Killer Life podcast, Tammey talks with Joachim (Joe ) Zuther. Joe, also known as the Lymphedema Guru, founded the Department of Lymphology at the School for Physical Therapy in Ulm, Germany in 1990.
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