11 episodes

Breast Cancer Connection is an informative, conversation-based podcast created and hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN). Designed for patients and caregivers alike, Breast Cancer Connection breaks down complex terms and topics through meaningful discussion with expert voices. It provides helpful information, resources, and authentic stories for those touched by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Connection Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN)

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Breast Cancer Connection is an informative, conversation-based podcast created and hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN). Designed for patients and caregivers alike, Breast Cancer Connection breaks down complex terms and topics through meaningful discussion with expert voices. It provides helpful information, resources, and authentic stories for those touched by breast cancer.

    NEW Episode 11 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Terminology: Understanding the Basics to Help Make Decisions

    NEW Episode 11 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Terminology: Understanding the Basics to Help Make Decisions

    In this episode, Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley breaks down the overwhelming medical language to help patients make sense of key metastatic breast cancer terminology so they can make informed decisions from diagnosis to treatment. The podcast will also touch on helpful resources for patients that want to learn more. This podcast episode was supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. About Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley, is a Medical Oncologist at Moun...

    • 22 min
    Episode 10 - Getting the Most Out of Your Oncology Appointments: Tips from a Medical Oncologist

    Episode 10 - Getting the Most Out of Your Oncology Appointments: Tips from a Medical Oncologist

    You may not know where to start when it comes to selecting metastatic breast cancer treatment, or maybe you wish you had a more active role during your appointments but you’re not sure how. In this episode, Dr. Christine Simmons shares tips and tricks on how to establish and leverage your role when it comes to decision-making between yourself and your care teams. This podcast episode was supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.About Dr. Christine SimmonsDr. Christine Simmons is a Med...

    • 27 min
    Episode 9 - Where to Start? Navigating a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Episode 9 - Where to Start? Navigating a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can feel overwhelming for both patients and their loved ones. In this episode, oncology nurse, Fiona Macdonald, guides us through navigating a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis by answering the question of “where to start.” This episode also features helpful resources, as well as coping strategies and ways to prioritize mental health while living with metastatic breast cancer. This podcast episode was supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.He...

    • 23 min
    Understanding Testing in Breast Cancer: Genetic, Genomic, and Biomarkers Explained

    Understanding Testing in Breast Cancer: Genetic, Genomic, and Biomarkers Explained

    Genetic, genomic, or biomarker testing – what does it all mean? In this episode, Dr. Brandon Sheffield explains the key differences between genetic testing, genomic testing, and biomarker testing and how patients can make sense of the terminology to know when and why they are receiving a particular test and how it will inform their diagnosis. This podcast episode was supported by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited.About Dr. Brandon Sheffield: Dr. Sheffield is a pathologist, Medical Director of Immuno-...

    • 22 min
    Having a Say: How To Navigate Challenges & Barriers in Breast Cancer Care

    Having a Say: How To Navigate Challenges & Barriers in Breast Cancer Care

    Living through a breast cancer diagnosis while navigating a complex healthcare system can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. In this episode, guest expert Niya Chari addresses challenges and barriers faced by patients, while providing tips to help patients be their own advocates throughout their breast cancer experience. This podcast episode was supported by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited.Terms, tools and tips mentioned in this episode: ‘Drug Access Navigators’ or DANs are healthca...

    • 25 min
    Clinical Trials 101: What They Are and What to Consider

    Clinical Trials 101: What They Are and What to Consider

    Knowing the basics of clinical trials – and how they differ from research studies – is important for understanding your options. In this episode, Dr. Stephen Chia answers common questions, offers guidance on what to consider before deciding to participate, and outlines a ‘day-in-the-life’ experience for those enrolled in a clinical trial. This podcast episode was supported by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited.This podcast contains scientific information about compounds and uses that are investigation...

    • 32 min

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