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From SHARE Cancer Support this is Our MBC Life. A podcast dedicated to exploring life with metastatic breast cancer from the perspective of us, the people living with this disease, and the experts who partner with us to help make our lives better. So glad you’re here since no one should face MBC alone. New episodes available every other Monday and join us on the last Friday of the month for our Trailblazer series. Send your voice memos, ideas, and questions to ourmbclife@sharecancersupport.org and visit us at www.ourmbclife.org.

Our MBC Life SHARE Cancer Support

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

From SHARE Cancer Support this is Our MBC Life. A podcast dedicated to exploring life with metastatic breast cancer from the perspective of us, the people living with this disease, and the experts who partner with us to help make our lives better. So glad you’re here since no one should face MBC alone. New episodes available every other Monday and join us on the last Friday of the month for our Trailblazer series. Send your voice memos, ideas, and questions to ourmbclife@sharecancersupport.org and visit us at www.ourmbclife.org.

    S04 E13 - MBC & Parenting: The Kids Are Alright

    S04 E13 - MBC & Parenting: The Kids Are Alright

    What does a metastatic diagnosis mean for our children? In this second episode of our MBC & Parenting series, we talk to the kids of those women in our community who are thriving with metastatic breast cancer and those kids whose mothers have died because of it.  Our interviewees range from ages 6 to 29, lending their diverse voices to the conversation and their unique perspectives on being a part of the metastatic community.  Spoiler alert - we found out that the kids will be and are alright.
     Special thanks to our school-age guests: Rosie, Joshua, Michael, Charlotte, Krissy, Zhaynah, and Meica; and our young adult guests: Matthias Laudico, Alex Laudico, Vivian Pham, Steph Poland, and Sarah Poland.  
    Thanks for listening!
    More info is available on our website:
    www.ourmbclife.org
    Got something to share? Feedback? 
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    S04 E12 - Dr. Nancy Lin: Are CNS Mets Becoming More Treatable? What’s New with STOP-HER2?

    S04 E12 - Dr. Nancy Lin: Are CNS Mets Becoming More Treatable? What’s New with STOP-HER2?

    Brain metastases are unfortunately an all too  common and devastating complication of breast cancer.  The blood-brain barrier has long been a key obstacle to developing effective systemic therapies; however, newer agents are showing signs of overcoming this  challenge. Dr. Nancy Lin explains in this Road to a Cure episode, hosted by Victoria Goldberg.
    Thanks for listening!
    More info is available on our website:
    www.ourmbclife.org
    Got something to share? Feedback?
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    • 55 min
    S04 E11 - MBC & Parenting: The Parents Are Hanging In

    S04 E11 - MBC & Parenting: The Parents Are Hanging In

    Remember all those birth and parenting books we poured over as newly minted parents? Well, I bet if we checked, there would be nothing on how to parent while living with MBC. This episode is one of three in our series of “MBC & Parenting,” where we will address all things related to being a parent living with a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. In later episodes, we’ll share some viewpoints of their children and information from a panel of experts that will provide insight into tackling some of the hard subjects we tend to shy away from. First up, Senior hosts and producers Lisa Laudico and Natalia Green sit down with Martha Carlson, Ashley Fernandez, and Lynda Weatherby as they discuss what they feel worked (and what didn’t) for them as they learned to marry living with MBC while raising their families. 
    Thanks for listening!
    More info is available on our website:
    www.ourmbclife.org
    Got something to share? Feedback?
     Email:
    ourmbclife@sharecancersupport.org
    Send us a voice recording via email or through speakpipe on our website. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @ourmbclife.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S04 E10 - ER Progression and Resistance: Causes, Consequences, and Hope

    S04 E10 - ER Progression and Resistance: Causes, Consequences, and Hope

    About 80% of breast cancers are ER+, meaning that the cancer cells have estrogen receptors, and estrogen is likely to make them grow. Here’s the good news/bad news story for ER+ MBC patients. First, the good news: there are a number of effective medications that either reduce available systemic estrogen or block its ability to stimulate cancer growth. The bad news: over time, ER+ cancers develop resistance to these medications, resulting in cancer progression and signaling the need for a new treatment. 
    Fortunately, there is more good news: the best minds in cancer research are on the case. In this episode, the Our MBC Life team hears from two dynamic MSK oncologists  Dr. Pedram Razavi and Dr. Komal Jhaveri on treatment strategies and the latest research around the problem of endocrine resistance
     Thanks for listening!
    More info is available on our website:
    www.ourmbclife.org
     
    Got something to share? Feedback?
    Email:  ourmbclife@sharecancersupport.org
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S04 E08 - Dr. Stephanie Graff: Understanding Progression

    S04 E08 - Dr. Stephanie Graff: Understanding Progression

    In the inverted language of MBC, “unremarkable” is something we all aspire to, and “progression” is something we dread. Progression means that our current medication regimen is no longer working and cancer is spreading and/or growing. It means that treatment is likely to change—bringing new drugs with new side effects. It also means that we’ve exhausted one of the available treatment options for our disease, leaving fewer remaining lines of treatment. In this episode, breast oncologist Dr. Stephanie L. Graff helps us unravel the mysteries of progression and resistance, tissue and liquid biopsies, tumor markers and scans. 
    Thanks for listening.  
    More info is available on our website:  www.ourmbclife.org
    Got something to share?  Feedback? 
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    • 57 min
    S04 E07 - Grief, Loss, & Faith

    S04 E07 - Grief, Loss, & Faith

    This episode has been a long time in the making.  We knew that to cover our varied perspectives on grief, loss, and end-of-life, a discussion on faith traditions would be an important part. The world around us infers that talking about death is not the same as talking about the joy of birth or the happiest of life's milestones. Certainly this unspoken “sweeping under the rug” of what is actually happening to all people and all families can feel so isolating.  We wanted to hear some messages of love and hope from those at the front lines of faith and spirituality, whatever your faith or spirituality may be. We recognize that all of us approach life and death in general from the perspective of our faith traditions, our family cultures, and the traditions and culture we choose as adults.  All this shapes how we approach our end-of-life planning.   
    Senior Hosts and Producers, Lisa Laudico and Natalia Green, along with Hosts Shonte Drakeford, Ashley Fernandez, Ellen Landsberger, and Lynda Weatherby interviewed 10 faith leaders.  We hear from Jaclyn Roessel, Navajo Nation culture leader; Minister Barbara Bigelow and Elder Chester N. Bigelow of the New Samaritan Baptist Church; Reverend Kendy Easley, of Bethany Community Church; Rabbi Mychal Springer, Chaplain & Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at NY-Presbyterian Hospital; M.R. Ravi Vaidyanaat Sivachariar, Spiritual Leader of The Hindu Temple Society of North America; Brother Marcus Martin, Leader, Church of Jesus Christs of Latter-Day Saints; Chaplain  Rhonda Alderman and Tupten Tendhar, Professor of Buddhism, Non-violence & Peace Studies.
     Our last interview is with Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, director of the inter-religious chaplaincy program at the graduate theological union in Berkeley, CA.  He sums up how we feel perfectly: 
    “We need to look at death from a more human way. And when I say we, I don't mean just Muslims. When I say we, I say before we were Muslims, before we were Catholics, before we were Jews, before we were Hindus in those, before we were secular humanists, we were humans." 
    Thanks for listening.  
    More info is available on our website:  www.ourmbclife.org
    Got something to share?  Feedback? 
    Email: 
    ourmbclife@sharecancersupport.org
     Send us a voice recording via email or through speakpipe on our website. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @ourmbclife.  

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

ChristineHodgdon ,

BEST podcast for patients with metastatic breast cancer

An excellent resource for patients diagnosed with breast cancer at any stage Because the podcast is hosted and developed by metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients living everyday with this disease, they highlight issues and speak to experts relevant to this vulnerable cohort of patients living with incurable disease. The hosts represent a diverse patient population that varies across, age, subtype, race, ethnicity, and site of metastasis. This podcast has their finger on the pulse of the MBC community and covers topics that range from sexual health to palliative care to the latest research for breast cancer. You will be engaged the whole time and will learn invaluable information.

sarahmann05 ,

FANTASTIC!!

Our MBC Life is simply exceptional. As it is a podcast created by people living with MBC for people with MBC, you really feel invited into their community while listening. They discuss the hardest parts of living with this disease, while sharing very hopeful things like trailblazers, Dashes of Joy, and positive treatment or therapy experiences. The topics are so well chosen and cover so many of the crucial components of life with MBC, from intimacy and body image to diving into what the road to a cure really looks like.

gang123green ,

Just what I was looking for!

Having MBC is hard to navigate in the brews cancer world. No one wants to talk about MBC. I love learning about people going through the same thing as me and I’ve learned so much about my cancer because of the podcast.

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