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    While adoption is an option for many patients who want to build a family after cancer treatment, the process of can be long, difficult and very expensive. Joining us to share their experience and insight into this process are Matt and Heidi Cahill, both of whom are young adult survivors and caregivers to each other. Survivor Spotlight on young adult lymphoma survivor Samantha Stanley.

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    Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: raise money to fund cancer research. Period. Joining us to discuss the impact Pelotonia has, and the research funded by this three day experience, are Doug Ulman (President & CEO of Pelotonia) and Dr. Michael Caligiuri (Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center,  CEO The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute) In the Survivor Spotlight, we welcome young adult survivor Madison Miller (Founder, Spark The Way)

  • 01:05


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    In this episode, we talk with Boston-based educational consultant Michele Rosenthal (Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University) about navigating cancer and the college experience and the art of finding appropriate on-campus resources. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Mallory Casperson (Founder/CEO at Lacuna Loft.)

  • 00:29

    Patients and Physicians Network about Kidney Cancer

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    The annual Kidney Cancer Symposium was held this year in Miami, Florida.  It was chaired by Dr. Toni Choueiri of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute in Boston, and contained a wealth of information for physicians, both urologists and oncologists dealing with kidney cancer.

    This year for the first time in many years more patients and patient advocates were included in the mix.  In the past Joyce has been one of 4-5 patients invited to help report the meeting, under the general editorship of Mike Lawing.  This year, in part to celebrate the 25th anniversary oCaleb f the founding of KCA by a kidney cancer patient, more patients were invited to attend, including two from outside the United States: Caleb from Nigeria and Juanita Ruiz from Peru.

    Billy Foster, a long-time KCA supporter and jazz musician, was on hand to provide wonderful music for the reception.  He has given us permission to broadcast an interview he recorded with Caleb Egwuenu, founder and president of Stand Up to Cancer Naija, http://www.su2c9ja.org  In Nigeria many people still believe that cancer is "juju" or some harmful magical power inflicted by someone else, or as a result of something you did wrong.  The biggest challenge to managing any cancer is that diagnoses are usually after the cancer is already advanced to a late stage.  For Nigeria as for most developing countries, the management of late stage cancer is beyond the skills and budgets of the health care systems.  Their only hope of managing cancer is to find it at early stages.

    Billy's jazz music show can be found at http://billfosterjazzzone.com


  • 00:59


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    The metastatic breast cancer experience is often overlooked, misunderstood or silenced by those who fear it due to lack of knowledge and education. Joining us is MJ DeCoteau, (Executive Director and Founder, Rethink Breast Cancer) to discuss the metastatic breast cancer awareness day and what Rethink Breast Cancer is doing to support the metastatic community. Survivor Spotlight on breast cancer survivor Christa Wittmier.

  • 01:01


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    Teen cancer. It's a thing and it sucks. Join us on this episode as we welcome teen survivor Brianna Commerford along with her mom Lorraine to get a grasp on what it's like to navigate diagnosis and treatment when you're not a kid and not quite a young adult. In the Survivor Spotlight we welcome teen cancer survivor CJ George.

  • 00:54


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    In this episode, we talk with Marlena Ortiz, Founder of Beating Cancer In Heels, a boutique style nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young women diagnosed with cancer. Survivor Spotlight on cartoonist, Matthew Paul Mewhorter. 

  • 00:44

    Cancer Answer

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    Join cancer survivor and host Arnie Levine along with his co-host Stephen Ezakovich for a show of inspiration and encouragement about cancer related topics that can give guidance on how one and their family can be a survivor!

    Special Guest:

    Kathlene Seymour, Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (San Diego and Hawaii)


  • 01:12


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    It’s October, otherwise known as “Pinktober”. As we enter Brest Cancer Awareness Month, join us as we welcome our friends Dr. Angela Wall (Communications Director)  and Annie Sartor (Policy and Campaign Coordinator) from Brest Cancer Action, a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization fighting to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. Survivor Spotlight on Seporah Raizer. 

  • 01:57

    American Variety Network Celebration: 250th Episode American Bash

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    The American Variety Network is exteremly proud to celebrate a small milestone of reaching 250 episodes!!! What started out as a small time fish keeping show known as the Aquatic Wetline has grown very well into the first original American network on Blogtalkradio  created and  operated by yours truly Alex Cardinale! The American Variety Network was created to reach a broad variety of listeners and to focus on a variety of topics, it's pretty safe to say that not only is the American Variety Network growing but we are also reaching more and more families and we are becoming friends with all of you our listeners! You are all invited to be a part of history as tonight the American Variety Network celebrates it's 250th episode with a bash and it will also lay the groundwork for future awesome expectations and for the future.

    JOIN THE PARTY!!!! What's planned for the 250th Episode:

    -3 Special Surprise Guests, 1 of whom will be BROADCASTING LIVE from the 2015 Ohio Cichlid Association Extravaganza!!

    - Comedy jokes and plenty of Laughs and fun!

    -Blast from the Past audio clips...... funny moments, good past callers, and more!

    -Topics to be discussed: what I am thankful for, who has helped me in podcasting career, and more!!

    Enjoy the 250th episode, listeners you and I both celebrate some awesome episodes!


  • 01:53

    American Variety Network Special: Black Friday 2015 Celebration

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    Are you ready to buy some Christmas gifts? Are you ready to get huge discounts? Or do you want to purchase things for yourself at Discounted prices?! Well that is what Black Friday is all about!!! What is Black Friday you ask? Well, on this very special Friday Night edition of the American Variety Network, Alex will explain to you just what exactly Black Friday is!

    Topics for the show:

    -What is Black Friday and the History of Black Friday

    - Some awesome Black Friday deals

    -and More!!!