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Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice 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 host, 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 GUEST 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 Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Breast Friends helps women and families deal with the emotional upheaval of cancer. Our show focuses on education, inspiration and hope, by offering advice 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 host, 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 GUEST 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 Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

    Reaching the Heart of a Patient

    Reaching the Heart of a Patient

    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.

    • 55 min
    Clearing Confusion on Best Foods for You

    Clearing Confusion on Best Foods for You

    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.

    • 55 min
    From Breast Friends Volunteer to Exec Director

    From Breast Friends Volunteer to Exec Director

    Meet Allison Hancock, our Executive Director. Starting as a volunteer with out organization, Allison talks about her personal battle as a young mother fighting breast cancer, and shares how she went on to become our executive director.

    • 55 min
    Encore Not Too Young For Cancer

    Encore Not Too Young For Cancer

    Maimah Karmo is the Founder/CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation (Tigerlily) and a ten-year survivor of breast cancer. On February 28, 2006, Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She had no family history and was 32-years old. While undergoing her second round of chemotherapy, she made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. After her second treatment, Tigerlily Foundation was born. Join us to hear her fascinating story and learn about the impact of cancer on young women.

    • 57 min
    Encore Finding Your 'Twinkle' in the midst of cancer

    Encore Finding Your 'Twinkle' in the midst of cancer

    Finding JOY in daily living is a choice and something we should all strive for. For those battling cancer, it can be very challenging. Our guest today is a two time survivor who made that choice to take her journey and turn it into something positive, something that brings her JOY. At Breast Friends, we call this the "Twinkle." It's that thing that makes you light up when you talk about it. Working with us, Michelle found her "twinkle," Listen in today as she shares her story and shares how you can find that special place in your life that brings out the best in you.

    (This episode is in honor of Kristen Janes, who introduced to us the concept of the "Twinkle." We thank her and have been teaching her concept ever since.)

    • 55 min
    Taking Care of Your Loved One With Cancer

    Taking Care of Your Loved One With Cancer

    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.

    • 55 min

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