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Cindy Collins interviews Dr. Reese Patterson on Cancer Survivorship. Covered is the following:
What is Survivorship Personality of the Survivor Factors of Survivorship Self Image - a concept developed for survival by Reese Patterson. Acknowledgment of Memorial Sloan Kettering to Reese Patterson
Tune in for Part II of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) survivorship guidelines as we delve deeper into fall-out and future implications. Kathy LaTour hit upon the new evidence-based guidelines inside CURE Magazine. Last Monday's episode scratched the surface on how patients and physicians have dealt with chronic issues resulting from cancer treatment.
As a returning guest, Molly MacDonald provided our listeners with the latest milestones and partnerships of her non-profit, The Pink Fund. While she considered her cancer to be a "mild" case, her story of basic needs being threatened for herself and her five children was absolutely riveting. Tragedy turned triumph inspired a mission of providing a financial bridge for the women and men fighting for their lives during breast cancer treatment. Finances have a direct impact on the issues ASCO outlined.
Survivor and participant at the recent OMG! Stupid Cancer Summit, Diana DeVoe, also joined the discussion. For more than 20 years of survivorship she suffered with neuropathy, fatigue, depression, and anxiety ... and denial. She gave listeners an inside view of why the new guidelines may serve as a beacon of hope.
This week, the ASCO discussion continues on a much deeper level. Tune in to hear what it will take to achieve understanding and ultimate quality of care.
Tari Prinster is a cancer survivor, yoga teacher and author. She is the Founder of Yoga4Cancer, LLC (y4c) and the Retreat Project (nonprofit) – businesses that are bringing specialized yoga cancer survivors through classes & retreats. Also she leads a robust teacher training program to help enable yoga teachers to best adapt all styles to fit the unique needs of cancer patients & survivors.
In Tari’s own words, she recounts her background with yoga and cancer: ‘When I was fifty, I started a yoga practice on a hunch it would ease menopausal symptoms. It did! That was sixteen years ago. Today, I am an example that it is never too late to start, never too late to change. Yoga made me feel younger and stand straighter. I sleep better, my weight is good, and my bones are strong.
I found yoga a powerful tool to manage the daily challenges of cancer treatments as well as the side effects and life-long vulnerabilities they create. I discovered yoga was more than a way to stay healthy. It gave me emotional support and spiritual comfort so needed during recovery.
I was curious why yoga was doing so much for me. My research made it clear why yoga strengthens the immune system, thus providing, among other things, protection against a cancer reoccurrence.
Her website is: http://y4c.com/
MedStar Union Memorial is located in Baltimore City, Maryland.
Their cancer care unit is stepping forward to assist Anna's Journey in raising awareness for various issues that impact patients as they travel through cancer - from diagnosis to treatment to wellness and Survivorship!
Join Anna's Journey as we discuss some resources and issues cancer patients need to think about as they travel the road of cancer. Listen to the show live or in replay. Feel free to share the link from the show with those you feel need to know.
This December, veteran yoga teacher and cancer survivor, Tari Prinster released her book, Yoga for Cancer, a natural follow up to her 15 year career in the yoga community. In this easy-to-follow illustrated guide, Tari merges modern science and her years of yoga experience to provide a tool for all cancer survivors and patients to support their own path to survivorship.
“Cancer took my breath. Yoga gave it back,” says Tari 15 years post diagnoses. “I found that through yoga I was able to empower myself physically and mentally. It gave me a resilience that manifested into long-term survivorship. And now my mission is to provide this powerful tool to the 14.5 millions of survivors in the US today. ”
The creator of Yoga4Cancer, a unique brand of yoga, has taught thousands of survivors and yoga teachers throughout the country, Tari is an authority on the topic. If you are a cancer survivor and or currently seeking alternative therapies, then you will want to listen to Aging Younger Radio interview Tari and you will learn how yoga can be used to manage treatment side effects, strengthen the immune system, avoid lymphedema, decrease anxiety, reduce pain, and help the body repair damage caused by the cancer and conventional treatments.
CURE Magazine ran a recent blog about the newly issued evidence-based guidelines for cancer survivorship by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Kathy LaTour, their Editor at Large, says "it's about time." The new guidelines address the areas of "neuropathy, fatigue and depression, and anxiety." Quality care for these fall-out issues isn't as recognized as one would hope.
Joanna Montgomery is among those dealing with chronic cancer. Her diagnosis of a rare stage 3c aggressive cancer came just five days after delivering her "miracle" baby girl. Since 2012, she's wavered between remission and death. Her story has put a face to millions of other survivors dealing with the fall-out issues of cancer ... and Joanna's done the bulk of the telling. From blogging for the Huffington Post and writing a column for "The Stir" with Cafe Mom, to national spotlights like the Katie Couric Show, she's bared the nitty-gritty of living and dealing with chronic cancer.
Molly MacDonald had no family history and 13 years of clear mammograms before cancer invaded her life. Though she considered her case "mild", treatment regimens took a toll on her ability to work and support her family. That prompted her to bridge the financial gap for others; she founded The Pink Fund in 2006. With partnerships from Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy and Ford Warriors in Pink, among others, The Pink Fund is able to meet basic needs, while decreasing stress levels; thereby improving survivorship outcomes and quality of life.
Join us for a riveting conversation about survivorship during this quarterly feature with CURE Magazine.
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A Message of Hope with host Christina Lockett. Tuesday, February 24, @ 9 PM CST
The theme is Hope for Health and Wellness with special guests Monica Jones Taylor and Chandalyn Williams. Monica will share information on Sisters Network Inc...A National African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship organization....Chandalyn Williams will share how she started The Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation..A Foundation that seeks to raise awareness, provide support to patients and families with Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) cancer. Expect to laugh with old friends. Expect to discuss hope for those battling cancer.
Tune in 347-237-4648 or www.christinalockettamessageofhope.info
Sisters Network® Inc. (SNI), founded in 1994, is a leading voice and only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Sisters Network is governed by an elected Board of Directors and assisted by an appointed medical advisory committee. Membership is 3000, which includes more than 40 affiliate survivor run chapters nationwide. The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country.
As a nationally recognized organization among leading medical establishments and breast cancer physicians, Sisters Network is also recognized as a critical information resource for African American women.
Our guest, Letitia Price is a Physician Assistant with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Member Chair of Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region Affiliate Chapter. She is a graduate of The Florida State University and Bethune Cookman College. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she has served as a Team Captain for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, raising nearly $9,000. She received her Masters of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. For nearly seven years she has worked in the field of Hematology and Oncology. Having a mother and cousin as breast cancer survivors, breast cancer has become a personal battle of hers. She is an advocate for “Stopping the Silence” and inspiring African American families to discuss their family health history.
Surviving and living beyond cancer is more complicated than simply being sick or well. It’s a continual process that’s constantly changing. Cancer survivorship is a day-to-day ongoing process that starts the minute you’re diagnosed and continues through the rest of your life. Join me @6:00PM EST as I discuss a number of issues that’s specific to living life beyond diagnosis and the initial treatment of cancer. The aim is to be as healthy as possible as you adapt to your new normal life.
Join us for an exclusive broadcast highlighting the Young Survival Coalition with Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT (Associate Director, Survivorship Programs), Medha Sutliff (Northeast Regional Field Manager) and Khadijah Carter. Spotlight on Vanessa Laven, founder of Survival Organs.
Judy Pearson is an award wining writer. A breast cancer diagnosis caused Judy to depart from biographies to write her third book: It’s Just Hair: 20 Essential Life Lessons. A 2012 International Book Award finalist, the book is the first in a series of three, all involving lessons designed to help readers infuse their journey through life with courage and humor. She also co-founded the Women Survivors Alliance, an organization aimed at transforming survivorship from mood into a movement by empowering, educating, and connecting women whose lives have been touched by cancer.
The founder of Courage Concepts, an organization that cultivates courage in women, Pearson provides workshops and keynotes for corporations and organizations.
Health Talk with Dr Diane MD website: www.drdianethompson.com
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.