Breast Friends Radio

Breast Friends Radio

Breast Friends has been supporting women and families since 2000. We are a resource to help deal with the emotional upheaval of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our show offers advice and provides hope to the patients and survivors, while teaching their friends and family how to provide significant and helpful support to their loved ones. Join our hosts, Becky Olson and Sharon Henifin, the co-founders of Breast Friends each week as they share topics of interest to women battling cancer. Breast Friends Radio Radio Show is broadcast live at Friday's at 1PM ET on W4CS – The Cancer Support Network (www.w4cs.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

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November 24, 2021 51 min
The Pink Hulk, which debuted in 2016, is Valerie David's award-winning solo show about her journey to become a 3-time cancer survivor with plenty of humor—guaranteed. Having had Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Stage 2 breast cancer in the past, Valerie conquered a metastatic stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis, is now NED, and she has added that to her show. Her show takes us through that journey and resilience to fight back and kick ca...
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Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Team is a non-profit group celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. Pink Phoenix is the first all breast cancer survivor dragon boat team in the United States. Jan Walker, President of the non-profit will be here to talk about how this team was created, why it is still so important that it is thriving after 25 years and the sense of community it gives it's members!

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Join Kristen Carbone, Founder of Brilliantly.co and woman impacted by breast cancer, as she discusses her family history and decision to have a prophylactic mastectomy along with reconstruction. From this decision and the changes it caused in her life, she created Brilliantly.co. It's flagship product, Brilliantly Warm is a wearable product for those women with breast reconstruction who need to warm up that area! We will talk a...
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Treatment has been completed and your follow-up visit is scheduled 6 months out, or a year, or you are 5 years out and not scheduled a follow-up visit. Now what? Learn what to ask, what to demand, and how to navigate the NEXT phase of cancer: Cancer Survivorship. Leslie Heron, nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse coach, owner of The Green Labyrinth, providing education and support for those addressing grief, loss and burnout is here to...
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Dr. Rachel Grob and her team interviewed 40 people from across the United States about their experiences with breast cancer, their interactions with healthcare, and how cancer is impacting their daily lives, identities, relationships, and much more. They then developed a resource to help share these stories. Today’s show dives into the research Rachel and her team are doing, what they heard from people about their experiences with ...
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October 21, 2021 56 min
Join me as I welcome back Yvonne Nydigger to discuss all things Metastatic Breast Cancer. We will highlight the story of one of our Young Warriors, Pamela George, who was diagnosed metastatic at age 23. She describes herself as "thriving and surviving and doing everything she can to kick cancer's ass every day!" We will talk stats, #stage4needsmore and what we can do to help those we love who are fighting this horrible ...
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Author & woman impacted by cancer, N.M. Charles discussed her book: “Mamas Afro is a Soldier Too – A Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis Explained.” The inner strength, drive, and determination of Mamas dealing with cancer are often unseen. That tenacity is much like a soldier going into battle. The Afro Soldier represents that drive. At the same time, it gives young children a visual understanding that Mama is going through a challenging p...
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October 1, 2021 56 min
Kristy Tervo, PT, CLT-LANA from Compass Oncology, will walk us through an informative hour all about lymphedema. What is lymphedema? What are the sign sand symptoms? What is a compression garment and what does it do? What is manual lymph drainage? And so much more!

Breast Friends Radio Show is broadcast live at 1pm ET on W4CS – The Cancer Support Network (www.w4cs.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Ne...
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September 23, 2021 55 min
Yvonne Nydigger joins to talk about life after cancer, breast or any kind. How does life go on when your body and your mind are forever changed? This 3 part series will lead us in ways to "dip our toes back in the water" of every day life, setting goals and making plans for your best future without letting the past rule your life. Part 3 of a 3 part series.

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September 23, 2021 53 min
Yvonne Nydigger joins to talk about life after cancer, breast or any kind. How does life go on when your body and your mind are forever changed? This 3 part series will lead us in ways to "dip our toes back in the water" of every day life, setting goals and making plans for your best future without letting the past rule your life. Part 2 of a 3 part series.

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September 23, 2021 52 min
Life has changed so much since early 2020 when we entered into a global pandemic. How do we handle the emotions of this and ease back into "normal" life when it is over? Dr. Shani Fox is here to discuss the challenges we have faced, especially those relating to cancer patients; the loss of physical and emotional connection, uncertainty of moving forward and the lessons we have learned. She will address the anxiety and possi...
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Kelly Grosklags is here to discuss "Dying Is Not Giving Up,” an award-winning documentary changing how we have difficult conversations in patient care. In this 35-minute film, a woman shares her experience from her terminal diagnosis to her final days, revealing simple and impactful opportunities for providers to add compassion and empathy to their practice. This poignant documentary features the story of Judy Erdahl, a 57-year...
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September 23, 2021 54 min
Meet Carrie Madrid, a true rock star who chose to go through treatment with the mantra of “laughter and lip gloss!” She took her own cancer diagnosis and turned it into an organization to help others with support and financial resources, has co-authored a book called “Handle with Care” and hosts a podcast “Handle with CARE: Cancer & Beyond.”


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August 27, 2021 53 min
Join Michelle and Sex Educator Gretchen Leigh as they discuss what happens to many women's bodies after cancer treatment. How it can affect intimacy and sex on an emotional and physical level due to many things, lack of hormones, changes in our selves and body image. Then they will discuss how to move forward and light that spark again!

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August 27, 2021 54 min
Yvonne Nydigger joins to talk about life after cancer, breast or any kind. How does life go on when your body and your mind are forever changed? This 3 part series will lead us in ways to "dip our toes back in the water" of every day life, setting goals and making plans for your best future without letting the past rule your life. Part 1 of a 3 part series.

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Join Holistic Specialist Krista Zweers of Nurish.Revive.Thrive Holistic Nutrition and Health, as she answers all of the confusing question about medical cannabis. What is it? How does it work with our bodies? What about all of those different letters, THC, CBD, CNB - what do they mean. What the heck are cannabinoids and terpenes? How do we get the best types for our conditions? Krista will give us the lowdown on all of it!

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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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Jill Anderson 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 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 diagnosis. She will talk about focusing on the present and the future rather than revisiting past events and how coaching starts from the point of acce...
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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 with cold capping, and now finally they became parents of a newborn son.

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July 16, 2021 53 min
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, etc. It is a unique bra and robe combination that has pockets for post-op fluid drains, a detachable bra with front velcro closures, bra pockets for ice packs or prosthetic breast...
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