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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

Shingles and Stereotypes | Episode 052

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Universe, what's good?! Kendra is with us for her second episode, this time with a case of Shingles. Shingles seems to be a fairly common occurrence amongst Rockstars and Superstars and in this episode we discuss our experiences with it. 

Regardless of stage, after the worst of treatment is over, many of us work hard to make adjustments in our lives. Whether that is with diet, social activities, or cancelling plans for treatment, we are all trying our best to live. Kendra and Kelsey have both faced judgment from being misunderstood by loved ones because of these adjustments. Have you experienced this? Sound off in the comments!

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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

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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.

 

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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! 

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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

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

Kelsey’s Interview with TAGYST | Episode 047

Universe, what's good?! For this episode, we are airing Kelsey's appearance on episode 26 of The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together with Jena Gribble & Lindsay Danielson. This episode aired in February of 2019.

In this episode you hear the story of Kelsey Smith, a vivacious, loving, brave and beautiful woman, who at age 29 was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Kelsey shares the milestones from the moment she felt a lump, learning her diagnosis, losing both her breasts and hair, to her ongoing treatment and recovery. She also shares many notable struggles of the unexpected such as; working through bouts of survivors guilt, comparison, expectations of surviving, flexing support groups and expectations of bouncing back to "normal" life. Since 2018, Kelsey has been paying it forward by creating a space for other breast cancer patients and survivors to share their stories. 
Each week, Kelsey discusses the impact of breast cancer on The CanSurvivor Network by Kelsey Smith through one story and one guest at a time. With her candid and vivacious personality, Kelsey believes that the exposure of this disease will open the doors to advancement within the breast cancer community while helping individuals persevere through the many challenges they face.

You can find TAGYST over at https://tagyst.com/, and subscribe to their podcast on Anchor, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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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. 

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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

Better Than Ever with Jamie Mezzapelli | Episode 045

Universe, what’s good?! Today's episode features the marvelous Jamie Mezzapelli, a health and wellness coach and stage three breast cancer survivor. Jamie is on a mission to help women become the very best versions of themselves while empowering them with the knowledge to move forward in a healthy direction. This month is focused on mindset, so you may want to take notes! Tune in as she discusses her breast cancer experience as a Canadian patient and how she changed her life after her diagnosis.

If you have been feeling "stuck" in your diagnosis, this is an excellent interview to listen to, as Jamie is determined to help women move forward from adversity with confidence. Tune in as we discuss how her life has changed since her diagnosis, what she has learned, and of course, brain hacks! As an entrepreneur, having a healthy mindset is the key to success. 

If you would like to work with Jamie, you can find her on Facebook and Instagram. In this podcast, we discussed "Breast Stories" by Phil Carpenter.

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

Prunes Are Sexy with Rhayne Thomas | Episode 044

Universe, what’s good?! We interview the incredible Rhayne Thomas of Prunes Are Sexy. Rhayne is a singer, runway model, motivational speaker, and a self-professed "prune whisperer." Don't let her name fool you, as she is pure sunshine! Tune in as she discusses her breast cancer diagnosis, and the wisdom it has brought her since. As a long-time advocate, Rhayne has been a champion of turning her pain into purpose through expression and fundraising for various breast cancer organizations.

If you have had difficulties coming to terms with your cancer diagnosis, this is an excellent interview to listen to, as Rhayne possesses infectious confidence. Tune in as we discuss how her life has changed since her diagnosis, what she has learned, and of course, prunes! We also chronicle her travels to fundraise around the world. 

If you would like to reach out to Rhayne, you can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and through email: PrunesAreSexy@hotmail.com.

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

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