Your Killer Life! Where we tackle the reality of surviving cancer and how you can create your killer life from the ashes of a killer diagnosis. Hosted by Tammey Grable-Woodford, author of “Alive in the Ashes, How you can live your best life now, while walking through the fire of trauma and loss.” With love, authenticity and humor, she shares deeply personal insights and experiences, talks about sex and relationships, and invites both guests and specialists to contribute to the conversation. Information and insights for anyone recovering from trauma or loss. Let’s get busy building Your Killer Life!
Naturopathic Oncology. Myth, Mystery, or Medical Science?
Specializing in integrative oncology care, Dr. Keats maintains her general practice, using modalities that include clinical nutrition, botanical medicines, IV nutrient therapy, supplementation, detoxification, homeopathy, and lifestyle counseling. Listen in as we myth bust naturopathic oncology.
When Fear Kills... let's talk about Secondary Breast Cancer
Does the topic of secondary breast cancer make you uncomfortable? Is it the invisible elephant in the room that no one's discussing? Have you had a concern about secondary breast cancer but didn't feel heard when you were talking with your provider or your providers? Secondary breast cancer and recurrence are both ongoing concerns in cancerland, and so today we're going to talk about it.
Using Medical Records for Clinical Trial Information and Empowered Self Advocacy
Do you have a huge 3-ring binder full of medical records that you take with you to your doctor appointments? Have you ever experienced the frustration of logging into your MyChart on your phone so you can share with a provider in another system, important medical information? I personally have. Angelina Massa from Ciitizen shares with me how Ciitizen is putting your medical information back into your hands, helping empower patient advocacy, and taking it even further with clinical trial matching. If you have ever visited clinicaltrials.gov you know how painful this process is. Join us as we talk about how you can securely access all your medical records, securely share them with your care team, participate in real world studies, get matched to clinical trials, and even get paid for your participation - IF you choose to participate.
Cancerversaries... do we really want to celebrate this?
Let's talk about cancerversaries... what the heck are they? When are they? Why are they? This year, Tammey celebrates her sixth rotation around the sun since hearing the words, "You have cancer and a lot of it." and she talks with us about how her acknowledgment of her cancerversary has changed over the years, which day she chooses to celebrate, the 5-year milestones tossed out when doctors discuss recurrence rates, and about the unique longer recurrence pattern of infiltrating lobular carcinoma.
26 & Fu¢ked - A young woman's perspective
Tammey is joined by three-time cancer survivor, founder of The Atrium Foundation, and author of "26 & Fu¢ked," Dorothy Paredes.First diagnosed at just age 26, and then again at 36, Dorothy opens up about topics that are unique to a young woman navigating a breast cancer diagnosis and BRCA gene mutation.Tammey and Dorothy discuss the often overlooked options for fertility preservation and have intimate conversations about the mental health ramifications of a cancer diagnosis, the importance of being your own medical advocate, treatment after-effects, and recurrence.Diving into more personal topics, they take on dating and relationships. Sharing experiences and insights on navigating a cancer diagnosis and relationship simultaneously, and the self-protective mental barriers they each had created, and how they learned to let love back into their lives.Together, they also tackle one of the more difficult and least discussed topics - depression. Sharing their own experiences, and the view that breast cancer patients and survivors need more than a pamphlet when it comes to the very real mental health impacts of surviving and thriving through cancer.
Meet the Male Breast Cancer Coalition
Tammey takes a deep dive into the misunderstood, and in some cases, dismissed world of male breast cancer with advocates Bret Miller, and Cheri Ambrose.In 2003, Bret was a typical 17-year old guy. A senior in high school, on the football team, working at the pool and ice rink, when he noticed a lump in his breast. Without medical insurance at the time, he mentioned it to his doctor at a sports physical, but the doctor was unconcerned. Seven years later, in 2010, Bret asked a doctor again, this time his doctor sent him for a sonogram and Bret found out he had breast cancer.In 2009 Cheri had a close male friend who was battling breast cancer. When she learned that her good friend was embarrassed and horrified to have what he called a "woman's disease," she made it her personal mission to raise male breast cancer awareness nationwide. In 2013 Cheri and Bret founded the Male Breast Cancer Coalition.These fearless advocates give us an intimate look at everything from the individual breast cancer experience from the diagnosed male’s perspective to state and national legislation regarding gender equity in a predominantly female-driven, and focused, field of medicine and treatment.Listen in as they share the wisdom and experience of both advocate and patient, we discuss harmful stereotypes, personal fears, and medical misinformation as it pertains to male breast cancer. Where positive and lasting change has been made for not only the men diagnosed but also in preemptive knowledge for self-diagnostics, and as they share their passion for service as they passionately continue their advocacy work.Male Breast Cancer Coalition:Website: https://malebreastcancercoalition.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaleBreastCancerCoalitionTwitter: https://twitter.com/MBCC_MHBTYour Killer Life:Website: https://www.yourkillerlife.comInstagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest: @yourkillerlifeLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/your-killer-life/Subscribe to the Your Killer Life eMail Newsletter: https://sendfox.com/yourkillerlife##Sponsor the Show:For sponsorship information: https://www.yourkillerlife.com/sponsorship-opportunitiesOr show some love and buy us a cup of coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/yourkillerlifeThis podcast is professionally edited by Roth MediaThis Episode Sponsored by:A special thank you to our sponsor and previous guest, Suzanna Davis with RakasaFit™. Suzanna wants to help our listeners find their fitness and reconnect with their health. RakasaFit™ encompasses belly dance and core fitness into one intensive workout for improved stamina, range of motion, technique, posture, physical expression, and strength. RakasaFit can easily be modified to meet you wherever you are on your path to reclaiming your health. So what do you have to lose? Visit www.rakasafit.com for more information.
Support and The Reality of Cancer
Your Killer Life is a go to for me to listen about perspectives and the realities of cancer. Through Tammey’s discussions, you feel a sense of understanding and support on issues that are often not talked about or skated over with cancer.
Her guests provide real insight into key considerations and concerns on cancer as well as provide direction for how to move past issues or address areas of focus with your medical team to ensure that you are getting the best level of care possible.
Your Killer Life is a valuable resource that I suggest anyone - anyone - to listen to.
Soul searching my way back to sexy I loved
Body image is such an important conversation to have! We are souls! We are more! We have to love ourselves where we are at! This is such a great episode! F cancer!
Excellent and impactful
This show is so informative and relatable. The host, Tammey, is incredibly knowledgeable about breast cancer but also nutrition, naturopathic alternatives, no-sugar yummy recipes, you name it. She's engaging and empathetic, a delight to listen to.