This is a show to empower women, their support networks, and our communities to weather breast cancer. Together we weather this storm.
Podcast #52: The Next Right Thing
52 weeks!! In this episode, we celebrate our one year mark for episodes. Every Wednesday for an entire year, Keepers of the Flame has rolled out educational and support episodes for those fighting breast cancer. In today’s special episode, we will talk about how “the next right thing” can help us inchworm our way through+ Read More
Podcast #51: ‘Working with Grief and Traumatic Loss’ with Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Working with Grief & Traumatic Loss: Theory, Practice, Personal Reflection, and Self-Care is a textbook for clinicians written by Alex Redcay and Elisabeth Counselman-Carpenter. In today’s episode, Dr. Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter (Beth) joins us to talk about their book. She helps us better understand what grief and traumatic loss are, how the theories on trauma+ Read More
Podcast #50: Girl Scouts & Their Founder’s Connection w/ Breast Cancer with Local Girl Scout, Catherine M.
Juliet Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, died from breast cancer; and many Girl Scout troops honor their founder’s memory by spreading about breast cancer awareness. These young girls are making a giant impact in the lives of women in our communities and in our country. In today’s episode, Catherine M. (a local Girl+ Read More
Podcast #49: 3D Nipple Tattoos with Renee Maschinot, Cosmetic/Medical Tattoo Artist
After breast reconstruction, women may choose to have 3D nipple and areola tattooing done. In today’s episode, professional medical tattoo artist, Renee Maschinot, joins us to help us better understand the process. Renee trained with Vinnie Myers and travels the US to do tattooing for plastic surgeon’s patients; and in today’s episode, she explains what+ Read More
Podcast #48: Growing Medical Needs Requiring Public Attention
Information empowers! Change is made on a much larger scale when we can understand and address some of the disparities between medical needs and resources available. Education and accessibility to care are among the two biggest barriers; and in this episode, we will explore them through pertinent topics such as: understanding your risk, breast density,+ Read More
Podcast #47: Breast Imaging with Radiologist, Dr. Sergio Dromi
Get your mammograms! Early detection saves lives! In this episode, Dr. Dromi (Director of Breast Imaging at Memorial) explains the different methods of breast imaging: mammograms, MRIs, and ultrasounds. He explains what mammograms are, how they work, and when women should begin their annual screenings. He covers breast density, screenings vs diagnostics, as well as+ Read More
As someone who has been newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this podcast is a lifeline! In a sea of information, opinions, and decisions to be made, it’s nice to hear from someone who has walked this road. It’s comforting and helpful to hear the “behind the scenes” so to speak - the mental, emotional, and relational side of receiving this diagnosis - the stuff not covered in the phone call where you get the bad news. And it gives me hope to hear from someone who has made it through to the other side!