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Join us as we profile C4YW, the Conference for Young Women Affected By Cancer, produced by Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition. Stacy Lewis, CHES (YSC Chief Program Officer/Deputy Chief Executive) and Elyse Caplan (LBBC Director of Programs & Partnerships) will be our guests. Also, entrepreneur Jeff Tomczek (freelance Writer and Founder of C2Bseen) in the survivor spotlight.
Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Virtually no family has escaped being impacted by breast cancer. There are many types of breast cancer and an alarming number of young women are afflicted with breast cancer. The subject of young women and breast cancer does not receive nearly enough attention and much more public awareness and education are needed. Accordingly, on this episode of “Battling and Beating Cancer” we focus on young women with breast cancer. One of the many things that breast cancer – and other cancers – and cancer treatments can take from young women is the ability to have children. We will address the important subjects of infertility and preserving the ability of cancer patients to become mothers with Mindy Berkson, a renowned fertility consultant and founder of Chicago-based Lotus Blossom Consulting. We also will be joined by Alice Crisci, a remarkably woman who took her experience with breast cancer and turned it into a blessing for many other woman by helping them become mothers through her non-profit organization Fertile Action. This is a must hear pink episode of Battling and Beating Cancer.
Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio Show as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Laura Knoll, Advocate and Daughter of The Helen Knoll Foundation.
Did you know that every 30 minutes a woman under 40 is diagnosed with breast cancer? Thousands of women under 40 are caught off guard each year. Don’t wait -- it’s never too early to fight breast cancer.
Laura Knoll is the daughter of Helen Knoll, who died from breast cancer. Laura, her sister Christi, and their father, David have become advocates for educating young women 18 – 40 about the risks for breast cancer, prevention, and screenings that are available to those under 40.
Join your host Susanne Romo, writer at www.HealingJourneyBlog.com and contributing author to the best-selling, award-winning anthology series Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time as she interviews Catherine Johnson, owner and Certified Clinical Thermographer of Silk Thermal Imaging.
Catherine worked in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry for over 18 years. For 10 of those years she was a freelance medical writer who focused on the field of pre-clinical research for the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.
In July of 2009 she launched her thermal imaging practice as she feels that this little-known, life-saving technology needs to be brought to the forefront of diagnostic options for detecting breast cancer. Catherine knows that this technology can save lives and spare women the devastating emotional, physical and financial ruin that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Catherine can be reached at www.SilkThermalImaging.com, email@example.com or 619-788-6785
4/13/2015 —In this episode, we talk with Billy Paymaster, COO/Director of Marketing & Communications for Hope For Young Adults With Cancer and this year's Get Busy Living Award winner Katie Lundy. Survivor Spotlight on Protect The Pecs Director/Founder, Steve Del Gardo.
Inflammatory breast cancer accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States and tends to be diagnosed at younger ages. Tonight we welcome Terry Arnold (Founder, IBC Network Foundation) and Dr. Wendy Woodward to discuss this often misdiagnosed disease. Survivor Spotlight on Tolley St. Clair.
3/23/2015 —In this episode, we talk with Young Adult Cancer Connection's Dakota Fisher-Vance (Co-Founder) and Rachel Wetzel (member) about the growing Philadelphia young adult cancer community — AND the first ever Cancervention Conference. Survivor Spotlight on ovarian cancer survivor, actorvist, writer, and founder of Bald Is Beautiful Sharon Blynn.
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.
What is your softer side? How has breast cancer affected your spirit? Do you feel that you are forgotten in your struggle? Are you being heard? How do you feel when the pink group is all about positive thoughts and you are in the middle of the anger or pain phase? Do you need a kind word? Here, get a copy of this book, the words are there, read them, say them outloud, tape your own voice saying them and repeat several times per day. We got your back!
Pat Benson, author of The Language of Healing: daily comfort for women living with breast cancer will be sharing her journey and what kindness needs to be in words of love and compassion.
Breast cancer is not easy, simple or just like everyone else's experience. It is unique, it touches every cell in your body and screams with all your emotions to pay attention and be present. Why are we making such light of this process as the numbers of women who have gone through the disease say, 'oh, I did that, you'll do fine'. Have we minimalized the pain, suffereing, medical interventions, loss of self and damage to the physical and spiritual body? Why is this becoming so ordinary?
Tina Martel is a visual artist and author of Not in the Pink which she has documented her personal journey with stage two B breast cancer. She tells all; from the moment of discovery of the lump through all the treatments with details that many are so afraid of writing about or even voicing. It is a raw book with details that we wished we did not want to ask as we are afraid of the answers, yet it is so important to know ahead of the process so that you may start your own healing with your thoughts and how your journey will play out.
This book is for those who are on any part of this path, for those who have loved ones on the path and even for those who are already on a different path as it is relatable and honest about Tina's life. Sometimes what isn't voiced is more scarey than what is. Take a risk and read this book with kindness and love in your heart for those who are on any health crisis journey.
For more information visit: www.NotInThePink.ca
Join me today as we talk to Paulla Miller and Jan James in the 2nd part of our 4 part series on breast cancer. Jan James is a breast cancer survivor and founder of the Provision Project, a non-profit organization with the mission to provide financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer.
Soon after Jan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, she founded a private online breast cancer support group which now numbers almost 600 women in nine countries. Through that support group, Jan and her leadership team have become intimately aware of the ways in which breast cancer can impact a woman's life, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially. The Provision Project wants to help women who face tough financial decisions as they are actively being treated for breast cancer. I know you will be inspired, educated, and moved as you hear about these courageous women, and the overcoming spirit they continue to express, and live out!
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