Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio

Sinopsis

Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. 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.Our show benefits the patients, as well as their friends and family members in several ways: Patients benefit because they find hope and inspiration in hearing stories of survival not only from the co-hosts, but also from our guests. Their friends and family members benefit by learning ways to support their loved ones and understand her journey a bit better. Each week we will introduce a different topic and provide resources that are sure to create interest and provide additional support to the patients and their families.Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio can be heard live every Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

Episodios

  • Understanding Metastatic Cancer

    Understanding Metastatic Cancer

    06/05/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    Not all cancer is the same. When it turns metastatic, it becomes a whole different situation. Issues are different, challenges are different. Helping us understand the nuances are David Dachinger, a stage 4 cancer patient, His wife, Tamara Greene who is a psychotherapist and David's caregiver, and our show host, Becky Olson who is a 5 time survivor, this time stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

  • Embracing Uncertainty in the Midst of the Coronavirus

    Embracing Uncertainty in the Midst of the Coronavirus

    29/04/2020 Duración: 55min

    Are you living with a high level of uncertainty right now? What if we told you the solution is to embrace uncertainty instead of resisting, you can make a conscious decision to accept change? Join us with our guests David Dachinger and Tamara Greene of Loving Meditations.

  • Breast Cancer and Self-Esteem

    Breast Cancer and Self-Esteem

    22/04/2020 Duración: 55min

    Breasts are a profound source of the female self-image. Cancer of the breast may seriously affect a woman's perception of her identity in the following areas: femininity, sexuality, sensuality, motherhood, and overall attractiveness. Do you feel guilty worrying about your body and how cancer has changed it? Are you concerned about your breasts being misshapen, reconstructed, or uneven? Do you feel selfish or petty for even thinking about such things? You are not alone. Join us as we discuss these issues and more with our previous show host, and Breast Friends' Co-founder, Sharon Henifin.

  • Using integrative medicine during and after breast cancer treatment.

    Using integrative medicine during and after breast cancer treatment.

    15/04/2020 Duración: 52min

    We will be discussing the use of integrative medicine, specifically intravenous vitamin c and herbal medicine during and after breast cancer treatment. We will also discuss medically induced menopause and possible solutions to symptoms with our guest Dr. Dianna Henson

  • Processing Grief

    Processing Grief

    08/04/2020 Duración: 54min

    During these troubling times, life can deliver some terrible blows. Throw in a cancer diagnosis and it can seem unbearable. Handling it all can seem overwhelming. Tune in as we discuss the stages of grief, loss, and how to deal with it with our guest, Paul Bright, Mental Health Clinical Specialist

  • Creativity in Crisis

    Creativity in Crisis

    01/04/2020 Duración: 52min

    A creative act such as crafting can help focus the mind, and has even been compared to meditation due to its calming effects on the brain and body. Even just gardening or sewing releases dopamine, a natural anti-depressant. Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress. Join us with our guest Anne Louise Sterry, aka Aunt Lena, as we explore this topic during a very difficult time for our country and our world.

  • Corona Virus and Cancer

    Corona Virus and Cancer

    25/03/2020 Duración: 55min

    In these difficult times, as we watch the news daily on the Corona Virus, how do we sort out fact from fiction, and keep ourselves and our loved ones, especially those battling cancer, safe. Join our guest, Patrick Quillin PhD, as we discuss this topic in dept, including: What is a virus? How did this corona virus get started? What is the prognosis for Americans and the corona virus? What is the prognosis for cancer patients and the corona virus? How can we protect ourselves from this virus? We will also talk about the immune system.

  • Staying in the Light - Part 2

    Staying in the Light - Part 2

    18/03/2020 Duración: 56min

    "Staying in the Light," is a phrase often heard on this show. It has taken on a life of its own its own. Learn about the impact of the phrase, and what it has meant to our host as we talk with Dr. Shani Fox.

  • 12 Keys to Healthier Cancer Patient - Part 3

    12 Keys to Healthier Cancer Patient - Part 3

    11/03/2020 Duración: 52min

    Join us for Part 3 of the 12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient. Among the 12 keys to be discussed: more on Nutrition, How to change the Underlying causes of the disease and Rational Cancer Treatment.

  • Living Empowered After Cancer - Part 2-Habits

    Living Empowered After Cancer - Part 2-Habits

    04/03/2020 Duración: 55min

    Join Katrin Fink, certiifed life coach, as we continue our conversation on how to find hope and possibility by honoring and affirming yourself, aligning with your values, and choosing thoughts and beliefs that empower you and move you forward with the life you truly desire. We will also discuss habits, and how they keep us in stress mode or help us heal.

  • 12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient - Part 2

    12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient - Part 2

    26/02/2020 Duración: 55min

    Educating and empowering the listeners on how lifestyle factors can dramatically improve outcome in conjunction with traditional cancer treatment. Among the 12 keys to be discussed: Exercise, Detoxing, Microbiomes, more on Nutrition, How to change the Underlying causes of the disease and Rational Cancer Treatment.

  • Breast Cancer Support for Lesbian Women

    Breast Cancer Support for Lesbian Women

    19/02/2020 Duración: 55min

    Laura Addonisio will be diiscussing the subtle differences of how breast cancer impacts lesbian women and their partners. There are few resources for lesbian patients facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment and even less support after treatment concludes.

  • Living Empowered After Cancer Moving Forward

    Living Empowered After Cancer Moving Forward

    12/02/2020 Duración: 55min

    Join Katrin Fink, certiifed life coach, as she teaches you how to to find hope and possibility by honoring and affirming yourself, aligning with your values, and choosing thoughts and beliefs that empower you and move you forward with the life you truly desire.

  • 12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient

    12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient

    05/02/2020 Duración: 55min

    Join us as Patrick Quillin, PhD educates and empowes the listeners on how lifestyle factors can dramatically improve outcome in conjunction with traditional cancer treatment. Among the 12 keys to be discussed: understand the problem, understand the solution, the incredible healing capacity of the human body, mind, nutrition, exercise, microbiome, toxins, energy alignment,and why nutrition is essential in comprehensive cancer treatment, changing the underlying causes of the disease.

  • Cancer Prevention and the Future of Treatments

    Cancer Prevention and the Future of Treatments

    29/01/2020 Duración: 55min

    Can we prevent cancer? Join our guest, Dr. Andrew Isaksen and learn ways we can all reduce our cancer risk. He will also talk about what the future holds in cancer treatment, including use of heat treatments in destroying cancer cells.

  • Reaching the Heart of a Patient

    Reaching the Heart of a Patient

    22/01/2020 Duración: 55min

    It's so hard to know what to say or what to do, so sometimes it seems easiest to avoid contact altogether rather than upsetting anyone by saying or doing the wrong thing. Meet Yvonne Nydigger, Programs director at Breast Friends. Yvonne is a master at reaching the heart of patients. She can teach you the right things to say and do to help patients feel loved and cared for.

  • Clearing Confusion on Best Foods for You

    Clearing Confusion on Best Foods for You

    15/01/2020 Duración: 55min

    Are you confused or overwhelmed by all the conflicting information you hear about what to eat? Everywhere you turn, some expert has a new and improved recommendation to reduce inflammation that is going to change your life. You’ve tried them all, but nothing seems to work for you? Tune in to learn more about supporting your immune system and reducing inflammation. Leading our discussion will be Megan Gardner, licensed clinician who in her practice treat patients with chronic inflammatory conditions.Not only will you learn what foods may be best for you individually, but you will also learn simple day-to-day tips and tricks to help implement these strategies.

  • From Breast Friends Volunteer to Exec Director

    From Breast Friends Volunteer to Exec Director

    08/01/2020 Duración: 55min
  • Taking Care of Your Loved One With Cancer

    Taking Care of Your Loved One With Cancer

    18/12/2019 Duración: 55min

    When cancer strikes at the heart of the family, the partner is often the first line of defense. When the host of this show, Becky Olson, was first diagnosed in 1996, her husband, Bill Olson, was there for her. He was there for her through the next 4 battles including her current battle with metastatic disease. Learn tips on how to care for your loved one during this time and understand the role of, and the impact on, the care giver.

  • Kickin Cancer Movement

    Kickin Cancer Movement

    11/12/2019 Duración: 53min

    The KickinCancer movement is growing. WeAreTheSolution, a 501c3 NPO in Salem, was formed in Nov. 2018 with the goal to “Empower individuals to take control of their own bodies, so we can significantly reduce cancer” through education while still supporting local people currently in the fight. In March of 2020, Baron Robinson, creator of the KickinCancer movement will be Climbing the US Bank tower in Portland, OR - all 40 stories, to raise awareness for the cause.

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