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Breast cancer affects thousands of young women each year. Follow two young survivors as they navigate various programs and initiatives through interviews and personal experience. www.TheCanSurvivor.org

The CanSurvivor Network Kelsey Smith

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Breast cancer affects thousands of young women each year. Follow two young survivors as they navigate various programs and initiatives through interviews and personal experience. www.TheCanSurvivor.org

    Mighty + Bright with Sara Olsher | Episode 055

    Mighty + Bright with Sara Olsher | Episode 055

    Universe, what’s good?! Today’s episode features the lovely Sarah Olsher of Mighty + Bright! Kendra is soaking up the sun and will be back next week. While she has been enjoying the ocean waves, the show continues to grow, and we are almost at 1,000 “likes” on Facebook. Follow us if you haven’t already! Kelsey’s five-year “Cancerversary” is approaching on November 11th, and with her recent BCI results, she has been exploring additional options because she has been advised to continue Tamoxifen for another five years. Kelsey suffers from ovarian cysts, fatigue, nausea and has been bleeding for over four weeks. Stay tuned as she continues to work on bettering her health!Speaking of tough times, Sara Olsher is no stranger to them. Sara’s bravery in telling her story is astounding, as she has gone through so, so much these past few years. The losses and curveballs have changed her tremendously. As family and friends suffered from breast cancer, she was also diagnosed with this dreadful disease. Surprisingly, she has tested negative for mutations.In life, we have the option to let situations defeat us, or we can alchemize them into something purposeful. While she had already helped families understand divorce with charts and books based on her own experiences, she would also be able to draw inspiration from her diagnosis and has expanded her business to also help children understand cancer. Studies show that children respond better to the truth, and Sara is on a mission to break down stigmas associated with adversity. She does it with beauty, style, and grace! Sara is truly an inspiration, and we hope this interview helps you if you are having a rough patch.You can find more information about Mighty + Bright on their website, Instagram, and Facebook page.  We can be found:
    Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Facebook Group for Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCanSurvivors/
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihcbmr7kxbqsp27rzvbwiduozs4?t=The_CanSurvivor_Network
    IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/channel/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cansurvivor-network/id1378120771
    PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/thecansurvivor
    Purpose from Pain Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/purposefrompain/ 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MarZqSTEvoVxdZg3Is586?si=v5tWrueLS-GRLY1a9r7rWA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Website: https://www.thecansurvivor.org 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdPo7f2d1UBA_yR06nz0C
     We also began a fundraiser for TCSN. If you would like to show your support, we are selling bracelets for $5. Purchase one today! Don’t forget to rate, comment and share! Production CreditsJoseph Coutcher - ProductionTravis Moore - VocalsTre’sja Anderson - Make-Up
    Music Credits"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #bOObs for Life with Sylvia Kouveli & Ted Meyer | Episode 054

    #bOObs for Life with Sylvia Kouveli & Ted Meyer | Episode 054

    Universe, what’s good?! Today's guests to round out #BreastCancerActionMonth are Sylvia Kouveli and Ted Meyer, who have come together in Los Angeles to create #bOObs for Life, a compilation of visually portrayed stories about physical trauma, personal struggle, survival, and the celebration of life. The exhibition is presented with support from the American Cancer Society. 
    Before the interview begins, Kelsey has an important announcement about her treatment status. She will be in treatment for another five years and encourages all who qualify to participate in the Breast Cancer Index test. Speaking of screening, Kelsey was on an episode of CureTalks with Priya Menon, Dr. Laura Esserman, and episode 014's very own, April Johnson Stearns to discuss screening.
    In this interview, we discuss their individual backgrounds, their meeting, and what they hope to accomplish with this project. Sylvia Kouveli is a freelance photographer and digital marketer with a fascination for visual sociology. She aims to work on projects that build awareness and enhance inclusion in a social ambiance and through collaborative social action. Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students, and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Ted’s 18-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises.
    If you would like to reach ou to Sylvia and Ted, they can be found:
    Our social media accounts:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SylviaKouveliPhotography/ & https://www.facebook.com/artyourworldInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/boobs4prevention/ & https://www.instagram.com/tedmeyerart/
     
    Check out our website and sign up for updates!
    We can be found:
    Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Facebook Group for Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCanSurvivors/
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihcbmr7kxbqsp27rzvbwiduozs4?t=The_CanSurvivor_Network
    IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/channel/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cansurvivor-network/id1378120771
    PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/thecansurvivor
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MarZqSTEvoVxdZg3Is586?si=v5tWrueLS-GRLY1a9r7rWA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Website: https://www.thecansurvivor.org 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdPo7f2d1UBA_yR06nz0CA
    Don’t forget to rate, comment and share!
     
    Production Credits
    Joseph Coutcher - Production
    Travis Moore - Vocals
    Tre'sja Ellis - Make-Up
    Music Credits
    "Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Male Breast Cancer with Ron Rapaport | Episode 053

    Male Breast Cancer with Ron Rapaport | Episode 053

    Universe, what’s good?! Today’s episode features Ron Rapaport, a male breast cancer survivor. Yes, breast cancer impacts men! Accounting for one percent of total diagnoses, men are often diagnosed at later stages with poor prognoses. In addition, men often feel out of place in the sea of pink.
    Ron is on a mission to change the way males are perceived and included in the breast cancer conversation. Here at TCSN, we are proponents of inclusivity and Ron does an excellent job of listing what needs to be changed in the community. Thanks, Ron for your tireless efforts! You can find him on Facebook.
    In this episode, we discuss the Healincomfort mastectomy shirt. You can get yours today! 
    Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our mailer on our website for additional updates. We have been hard at work with an updated logo and shop. If you would like to support us, the shop link is below! 
     We can be found:
    Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Facebook Group for Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCanSurvivors/
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihcbmr7kxbqsp27rzvbwiduozs4?t=The_CanSurvivor_Network
    IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/channel/
    iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-the-cansurvivor-network-43070937/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cansurvivor-network/id1378120771
    PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/thecansurvivor
    Shop: https://www.thecansurvivor.org/shop 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MarZqSTEvoVxdZg3Is586?si=v5tWrueLS-GRLY1a9r7rWA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Website: https://www.thecansurvivor.org 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdPo7f2d1UBA_yR06nz0C
     Production Credits
    Tre’sja Anderson - Make-Up
    Milissa Dowdican - Hair
    Joseph Coutcher - Production
    Travis Moore - Vocals
    Betsy Styles - Hair
    Music Credits"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

    • 1 hr 51 min
    For the Breast of Us | Episode 050

    For the Breast of Us | Episode 050

    Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode features For the Breast of Us, an advocacy organization for women of color! Launched in March 2019 by Jasmine Souers and Marissa Thomas, FTBUS is on a mission to bridge a gap in representation. When Jasmine and Marissa were diagnosed with breast cancer, they hoped to find women who looked like them that were also experiencing may of the symptoms and feelings they were. After falling short, they decided to build their own table together, turning their pain into purpose.
     
    If you have been longing for representation that is based in reality, this episode is for you! We discuss shortcomings in the community, as more African-American women are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) than their white counterparts. Clinical studies are often disproportionally white, with only 6.2% of black women represented. This is leading towards more deaths within the black community. Something clearly needs to change!
     
    If you would like to reach out to either Jasmine or Marissa, you can find them on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
     
    Don't forget to sign up for updates! We will be releasing a newsletter soon. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here. 
     
    The Purpose from Pain collective is now available! If you have a business of your own and could use support, please consider joining. Check out our website and sign up for updates!
    We can be found:
    Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Facebook Group for Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCanSurvivors/
    Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihcbmr7kxbqsp27rzvbwiduozs4?t=The_CanSurvivor_Network
    IGTV: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/channel/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecansurvivor/
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cansurvivor-network/id1378120771
    PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/thecansurvivor
    Purpose from Pain Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/purposefrompain/ 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MarZqSTEvoVxdZg3Is586?si=v5tWrueLS-GRLY1a9r7rWA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCanSurvivor
    Website: https://www.thecansurvivor.org 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdPo7f2d1UBA_yR06nz0C
     
    We also began a fundraiser for TCSN. If you would like to show your support, we are selling bracelets for $5. Purchase one today! 
    Don’t forget to rate, comment and share!
     
    Production Credits
    Joseph Coutcher - Production
    Travis Moore - Vocals
    Tre'sja Ellis - Make-Up
    Music Credits
    "Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kelsey's Interview on The Intersection of Cancer and Life | Episode 049

    Kelsey's Interview on The Intersection of Cancer and Life | Episode 049

    Universe, what's good?! For tonight's episode, I'll be airing my appearance on episode 24 of The Intersection of Cancer and Life, which was a roundtable episode with Emily Garnett, Kelsey Bucci, Tina Conrad, Leanna House, Mimi Hall, Lindsay DeLong, and myself!
    ---For the Season 2 finale, we wanted to switch the conversation up a little bit, so I’m welcoming six other breast cancer podcasters onto the show for a round table conversation. It’s not often that you get a group together like this, a half-dozen total strangers, bonded only by our need to talk about our illness in this way, but I can’t even fully capture what an amazing group this is. We had so much fun, and I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording.
    The show will be taking a brief break over the summer, and be back in a couple of months with a deep dive into breast cancer. We’ll be talking to researchers, doctors, advocates, and unpacking the challenges of all aspects of life with breast cancer in anticipation of October’s breast cancer awareness month. I’ve been so honored to continue to share these conversations with you, and am so excited to keep going. Have a wonderful summer!
    ---You can find The Intersection of Cancer and Life over at https://www.mouthoffnetwork.com/the-int… and subscribe on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Kelsey's Interview on Fill Your Cup First with Aimee & Kim | Episode 048

    Kelsey's Interview on Fill Your Cup First with Aimee & Kim | Episode 048

    Universe, what's good?! For tonight's episode, I'll be airing my appearance on episode 5 of the Fill Your Cup First podcast with Aimee Hoch and Kimberly Rabago.
    Aimee and Kim welcome guest Kelsey Smith of The CanSurvivor Network.  Kelsey shares her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age.  She  discusses how she took that difficult time in her life to fuel her dream and create a supportive, safe network dedicated to breast cancer and the many issues women face from the impact of this disease.  Kelsey has a special offer for our listeners - she has made her ebook available to the Fill Your Cup First Podcast Community. Thank you Kelsey! You can find Fill Your Cup First over at https://www.facebook.com/fillyourcupfirstpodcast, and subscribe on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

T meister ,

Amazing and Educational!!

Thank you Kelsey for sharing such amazing details, education and love with those impacted by breast cancer. You are a natural host and an amazing survivor!!!!

jgribble ,

Thank the universe

For Kelsey, for bringing us stories and insight into the struggles and triumphs of that dreaded diagnoses. We love you Kelsey!!!!

Tmkenyon ,

✔︎ Great job with your Canned Open (intro).

✔︎ Great job with your Canned Open (intro).
✔︎ Provided your link in this group to your entire podcast for everyone to review and look at!
✔︎ Excited for your start of 15 episodes to date!
✔︎ Your story telling of your story at the age of 30 is amazing!

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