Breast Friends Cancer Support Radio


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.


  • Top 10 Keys to Cancer Survival

    Top 10 Keys to Cancer Survival

    01/07/2016 Duración: 55min

    As a survivor of a rare and deadly form of cancer, Mark Roby has endured much. He brings his wisdom to our audience by teaching us the Top 10 Keys that cancer patients need to know before they start their journey toward survival.

  • Insomnia and cancer

    Insomnia and cancer

    24/06/2016 Duración: 54min

    Why is sleep so important to have and so hard to achieve for cancer patients? Listen today to our guest, Dr. Marni Amsellem, a specialist in this area, as we try to understand the underlying causes of insomnia, how to treat it, and why sleep is SO important to our recovery.

  • AnaOno - Lingerie options for Breast Cancer Patients

    AnaOno - Lingerie options for Breast Cancer Patients

    17/06/2016 Duración: 56min

    Finding the right fit can be a challenging thing for cancer patients – whether fitting for prosthetics or breast reconstruction - Today’s show will speak to the issue and offer solutions.

  • Breast Friends Impact in the Community

    Breast Friend's Impact in the Community

    10/06/2016 Duración: 56min

    People ask all the time, "How does Breast Friends impact the community?" This week, we will answer that question with guest hosts, Yvonne Nydigger and Linda Adams. Yvonne and Linda both met Breast Friends through the Thriving Beyond Cancer workshop. They have gone on to become incredible volunteers and meet with women all over the community. This week, they will share their storie of hope and survival, and the impact that Breast Friends had on them.

  • Sex and Intimacy after Cancer

    Sex and Intimacy after Cancer

    03/06/2016 Duración: 56min

    Today's show is about sex. It's about women getting to really know themselves: their inner critic and inner mentor, facing fear head on, and deeply connecting with their bodies. Learn awareness of the masculine and feminine within them and how to access each energy. This is important within relationships and plays a huge part in sexuality.

  • Cancer and Exercise

    Cancer and Exercise

    27/05/2016 Duración: 57min

    Fatigue is very real and very challenging for many of us. But, "As a long-term solution to the problem of fatigue, taking it easy and avoiding activity is not a good solution," says Kerry Courneya, PhD, professor and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. "It is important for cancer survivors to get back to exercising to help their recovery." What do you do to stay active?Join us with our guest, Lisa Peters, this Friday, May 27 to talk about easy ways to get active.

  • Cooking for Chemo

    20/05/2016 Duración: 55min
  • Ovarian Cancer, The Silent Killer

    Ovarian Cancer, The Silent Killer

    13/05/2016 Duración: 57min

    Ovarian cancer has been described as the "silent killer," The symptoms are not obvious, and there are no screening tests for it. It is often ignored until it is so advanced that it becomes deadly. This show is features Dr. Fabio Cappuccini from Compass Oncology. He will talk about prevention methods, signs and symptoms, and more.

  • Genetic Mutations and Cancer

    Genetic Mutations and Cancer

    06/05/2016 Duración: 56min

    Some breast cancers are hereditary and can be passed down from your mother OR your father. Genetic links to cancer are rare, only about 10-20% of cancers are linked to heredity, but those links are strong. Join us this week as we talk about the Angelina Jolie version with out guest Courtney Lercara, We will explore some of the newly discovered mutations as well.

  • The Benefits of 3D Mammography

    The Benefits of 3D Mammography

    29/04/2016 Duración: 55min

    Proven to find cancers earlier and reduce callbacks, Hologic's 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ technology is becoming the new standard of care in leading breast centers around the world. What is 3D Mammography and how does it work? Join us with our guest Dr Stephen Rose, and expert on this topic.

  • Sexy After Cancer

    Sexy After Cancer

    22/04/2016 Duración: 55min

    Sex and intimacy can definitely take a hit during treatment for cancer. The surgeries make us feel bad about our bodies, the drugs can lead us into early menopause, which affects our sex life. Can we get it back? Join us this week with our special guest, Barbara Musser, author of Sexy After Cancer.

  • Giving Back as Part of the Healing Journey

    Giving Back as Part of the Healing Journey

    15/04/2016 Duración: 55min

    Sometimes it can feel like your life is simply too busy or hectic to find any time to volunteer. If so, you might be robbing yourself of a great opportunity. There are many benefits to volunteering, not only for your community, but also for your own health and well-being.* Volunteering can help you get connected to others, feel whole, and be part of something positive and much bigger than yourself. For those who have experienced cancer, and are now recovering, they find that giving back is a big part of their healing. Many organizations offer training too, so you can learn new skills on top of the other benefits. Join us with our guest Cindy Fletcher from Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington as we explore this subject. If you have found healing in volunteering, we encourage you to listen to the show and call in and share your story. *language courtesy of

  • Help for Lymphedema and Post Breast Cancer Surgical Support

    Help for Lymphedema and Post Breast Cancer Surgical Support

    08/04/2016 Duración: 55min

    Sometimes the sides effects of treatment can seem worse than the cancer itself. Join us as we discuss some of the most common post surgical situations. Our guest this week, Mary Gramling, Physical Therapist, will offer tips on working with lymphedema, as well as managing chronic soft tissue conditions such as scar tissue and fascial restrictions and more.

  • Finding your Gifts, Your Passion, Your Purpose

    Finding your Gifts, Your Passion, Your Purpose

    01/04/2016 Duración: 52min

    One thing that many cancer survivors have in common is the desire to revisit their priorities in life and make sure they are living up to their "best self." Join us this week as we talk about your God Given gifts, passion and purpose. Our guest this week has an amazing story to share. Diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and given only four months to live, Ann Peters is still here 39 YEARS later and enjoying every minute of her life.

  • Cancer and Self-Esteem

    Cancer and Self-Esteem

    25/03/2016 Duración: 56min

    When cancer strikes, our self-esteem can be seriously challenged. From the loss of body parts, effects of chemo and other therapies, to a general loss of self-confidence, we find ourselves challenged in ways we have never before experienced. In this episode we will explore what happens to our self-esteem and more importantly learn ways to get our "groove" back.

  • When Cancer Becomes Metastatic

    When Cancer Becomes Metastatic

    18/03/2016 Duración: 56min

    Hearing the words metastatic and cancer in the same sentence is never a good thing. But with all the dollars being spent on research, scientists are making advancements. This show will focus on the different options for women living with metastatic disease including, chemotherapies, clinical trials and immunotherapy. Our guest today is Dr. David Page from Providence Medical Center in Portland.

  • Turning Lifes Challenges into Blessings

    Turning Life's Challenges into Blessings

    11/03/2016 Duración: 55min

    When Cancer Strikes, it’s easy to move into our “cave” and stay there, while waiting for it to pass. Others find a way to endure their journey by using their experience to move beyond their difficulty by finding the blessings in their experience. Our guest this week is Mack Dryden. Mack is a two time testicular cancer survivor, and uses his experience to make people laugh as a world-class comedian. We all have choices. Which ones will you make?

  • Nutrition for weight loss and building a healthy immune system

    04/03/2016 Duración: 56min
  • Thriving Beyond Cancer

    Thriving Beyond Cancer

    26/02/2016 Duración: 55min

    When a woman is through with active treatment, it is common for her friends and family members to think that she is back to "normal." As much as the patient wants to feel the same way, there is no returning to her former pre-cancer life. We will talk about what happens to women after the cancer journey, why the struggle to regain normalcy and what we can do about it. We will also talk about our Thriving Beyond Cancer workshops and retreats, something that every cancer patient should experience at least once. Becky Olson will be out of town, so please join Sharon Henifin and guest co-host, Yvonne Nydigger, Friday, February 26 at 10:00am pacific time.

  • The Cancer Journey...What to expect

    The Cancer Journey...What to expect

    19/02/2016 Duración: 55min

    When cancer strikes, we all experience it differently. From the diagnosis, though treatment, and beyond, it's challenging to each of us in a personal way. But, through our many years of working with thousands of patients, we realize there are some consistencies. For example, hearing the word, "cancer," and hearing nothing else after that, why chemo impacts some women much harder than others, and why some get through it faster than others. Join us this Friday, with our guest, Jennifer Steen-Reavis, RN, BSN, CBPN-IC, as we explore many of the common questions that arise, talk about why it's so different for each of us, and offer ideas and solutions to make the journey as positive as possible for each woman in the midst of her battle.

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