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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

Talking Candida with Kendra Kirklin | Episode 056

Posted by thecansurvivor in Health, Education, Beauty, Girlboss, Science

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s episode features the beautiful Kendra Kirklin, a fan of the podcast and Candida awareness advocate. Kendra is the first guest selected by our new co-host, Kendra McCleary! While Kendra has not been impacted by breast cancer directly, she is involved with modeling for METAvivor.

Speaking of METAvivor, we are on our way towards starting a support group soon. 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! 

In this interview, Kendra discusses her difficulties with uncovering her diagnosis. Her medical team was stumped as she continued to make lifestyle adjustments in hopes the symptoms would disappear. Kendra discovered that plastic seemed to exasperate her symptoms as well as certain foods.   

When Kendra isn't advocating for candida awareness, she's playing percussion in Where She Rules, a dark folk band. Kendra is also well-known for her art. You can find her on Facebook
 
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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

#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:
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boobs4prevention/ & https://www.instagram.com/tedmeyerart/

 

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Tre'sja Ellis - Make-Up

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

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! 

 
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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

The Co-Star of the Story with Kendra McCleary | Episode 051

Universe, what’s good?! We are back after a nice hiatus to update our studio. There are plenty of updates with The CanSurvivor Network, so please stay tuned. 

If you have been wondering how to monetize your podcast, check out the link to our free eBook here. We talk about partnerships in this episode, and if you'd like to get $25 off your next pair of Pink-Perfect's, you can find them here and use the code 'Pink25' to apply your discount.

 

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 websiteFacebookInstagram, 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!

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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

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 websiteFacebookInstagram, 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:

 

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

He Blinded Me With Science: Talking Biotech with Kevin Folta | Episode 046

Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode features Kevin Folta, a public educator and science communicator. Kevin helps the world understand biotechnology, and helped sequence the strawberry genome with the University of Florida, where he has been a professor since 2002.

Ending the monthly discussion around mindset, this episode features discussions on the marketing around food, GMOs, and alternative cancer "cures." Tune in as we discuss his background, enthusiasm for horticulture, and his podcast Talking Biotech. Kevin also takes a few moments to ask Kelsey a few questions on being a young cancer survivor as well!

If you have been frustrated over marketing around dietary choices, this is an excellent interview to listen to, as Kevin is here to diminish the fears about what exactly is in our food. Tune in as we discuss his journey, how his life changed after his breakthrough, and of course, science!

If you would like to contact Kevin, you can find him on Facebook and Instagram. His podcast Talking Biotech is available on all major platforms. 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:

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Facebook Group for Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCanSurvivors/

Facebook Group for Purpose from Pain: https://www.facebook.com/groups/purposefrompain/

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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

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