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.


  • Kindness - The Negativity Remedy

    Kindness - The Negativity Remedy

    02/09/2020 Duración: 55min

    Nicole Phillips is a Breast Cancer Survivor and Kindness Champion. She will be discussing Her new book, The Negativity Remedy: Unlocking More Joy, Less Stress and Better Relationships Through Kindness. Nicole will talk about the importance of kindness, and how she uses it to overcome all of life's difficulties including her own personal struggle with breast cancer. This is her second appearance on our program and we are delighted she could join us again.

  • Young Survivor supports Warrior 5K

    Young Survivor supports Warrior 5K

    12/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    Lauren Chiarello, York Brand Ambassador, diagnosed with lymphoma at age 23 never gave up her fitness lifestyle. Learn how she managed to stay motivated while raising twin babies, and overcoming the devastation of cancer.

  • Stay in the Light Through It All

    Stay in the Light Through It All

    05/08/2020 Duración: 59min

    In April of 2020, our host, Becky Olson, was interviewed by Kara Duffy on the Powerful Ladies Podcast. This is that interview. Becky is a 5-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, co-founder of Breast Friends and "Bucket List" champion. Additionally she’s an incredible mother, grandmother, friend and wife. Her cancer is back and has spread. She is still focusing on Humor, Happiness and Hope. This episode is full of truth bombs and ah-ha moments. In addition to how Becky can impact your life, listen for how you can help her check off a major item on her bucket list from the comfort of your couch. All that and so much more! Since this interview was released, Becky has met her goal of speaking to people in all 50 states, and her podcasts have been listened to in 113 countries.

  • Cold Cap Therapy: How it works

    Cold Cap Therapy: How it works

    29/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    Cold Cap therapy is an option often used by women who are concerned about hair loss from chemo. Listen to our expert Lisa Ferrand as she discusses the benefits and challenges of this exciting new option to save your hair.

  • Redefining Impossible With Sean Swarner

    Redefining Impossible With Sean Swarner

    22/07/2020 Duración: 53min

    Sean Swarner is voted one of the top most inspirational people in the world. As a 2x cancer survivor who was told he would barely be able to walk, he redefined impossible by being the first person to reach the peak of all 7 continents, trek to the North and South Poles, complete numerous marathons and obstacles such as Hawaii Ironman - and he did it all with one lung. Sean has helped hundreds of people from all around the world how to redefine their own impossible and today, he is here to share with us how we can find inspiration from within to face our own challenges.

  • The Role of Naturopathic Medicine in Breast Cancer

    The Role of Naturopathic Medicine in Breast Cancer

    15/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    The use of natural medicine, including herbal and dietary supplements, mind/body therapies, acupuncture, etc., is incredibly common among patients with cancer. Despite the popularity of these therapies, there are more questions than answers when it comes to the safe and effective use for patients and their oncology team. On today’s show, we’ll talk to Dr. Alex Speers, a naturopathic doctor in Portland, OR, who specializes in safely integrating natural medicine into the world of conventional cancer care.

  • Benefits of Therapy Animals for Cancer Patients

    Benefits of Therapy Animals for Cancer Patients

    01/07/2020 Duración: 49min

    We’ve all heard the term “Therapy Animals.” Listen in today to hear about the benefit of therapy animals for those going through cancer treatment from our guest Lisa Zeiner of Pet Partners. We will also discuss the difference between Therapy and Service animals, how to get your animal certified, traveling with your therapy animal and much, much more!!

  • Equine Therapy and Cancer Patients

    Equine Therapy and Cancer Patients

    24/06/2020 Duración: 54min

    Kellie Grill is a certified Equine Gestalt Coach. Equine Gestalt Coaching is a unique way to deal with trauma and any past unfinished business in a person’s life that is keeping them from living a happier more joy-filled life. It is done with a coach and a horse acting as co-coach. The process is truly a magical experience and the therapeutic healing that comes from this type of work has a permanent and everlasting change in a person’s life.

  • Story Time - Part 1

    Story Time - Part 1

    17/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    Our host, Becky Olson, will be sharing excerpts from her book, "The Hat that Saved my Life," (in its second printing) along with conversation about the book with her husband Bill Olson. The book can be purchased digitally via Kindle or audiobooks. 25% of all sales will be donated to Breast Friends.

  • Grief Your Way

    Grief Your Way

    10/06/2020 Duración: 52min

    "Grief Your Way" Helen Rose is Committed to helping others move beyond past traumas to a place of safety and hope. Helen was born in Toronto in 1962. By the age of 2 1/2, she had been shuttled between her birth mother and various foster homes eight times before her adoption at age four. Although she didn't know this at the time, her journey with grief had begun. She shares her story so that others can move forward with forgiveness and peace.

  • Life ABC - After Breast Cancer

    Life ABC - After Breast Cancer

    03/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    Cancer touches us at different stages in the journey. Our guest, Yvonne Nydigger, has talked with us about the diagnosis and treatment stages. Now we will focus on life after breast cancer. We will explore the emotions, the opportunities and the blessings that can come from all of this if we open our hearts and our minds.

  • Why Young Breast Cancer Patients Need Specialized Resources

    Why Young Breast Cancer Patients Need Specialized Resources

    27/05/2020 Duración: 54min

    After her own breast cancer diagnosis at 35, April Stearns was very alone for a number of years until she met another in-real-life survivor who was also diagnosed under 45. Meeting her changed everything for April, and opened up her eyes to the fact that young women with breast cancer need resources that are specific to their age and station in life. Since then April has made it her life's work to help women who were diagnosed at a young age tell their stories so that others will feel less alone.

  • Courageous Conversations with Cancer Patients

    Courageous Conversations with Cancer Patients

    20/05/2020 Duración: 55min

    We will discuss the different phases of the cancer journey and how we navigate that journey with each patient. Our guess is Yvonne Nydigger, Program Director for Breast Friends.

  • Triple Negative Young Survivors

    Triple Negative Young Survivors

    13/05/2020 Duración: 54min

    Tune in as we hear the stories of three young women, all diagnosed in their 30's, all with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. We will talk about working, parenting, daycare, and maintaining physical activity while in treatment and after. Our guests are Alyssa Beyer, Nathalie Huber and Christine Poulin.

  • 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.

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