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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 Power of Support with Chris Thompson | Episode 033

Posted by thecansurvivor in Cancer, Health, Education, Toledo, Charity, Breast Cancer, Oncology

Universe, what’s good?! Welcome to episode 033! We are finally back, and boy, do we have a few announcements!

The podcast is now on YouTube, so please subscribe there as well!

Special thanks to Joe and Dilla's Delights for making a girl feel special. Elsie, you're amazing! It has been a magical birthday.

I was recently featured on The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together podcast, discussing my cancer journey. Ch-ch-check it out!

The Young Survival Coalition's yearly summit is from March 8th-10th, and I will be accompanying the University of Michigan as a Patient Advisor. Joe will also be attending as a co-survivor. Please let us know in the comments if you're making it to Austin! If you are a stage 0-3 breast cancer patient within the last five years, ages 18-45, English-speaking, and not undergoing ovarian suppression, please contact MiHealthMiChoice@umich.edu as they want to hear from you! For your time and effort, they are offering a $25 cash reward. Don't miss out!  

The Fearless in Fuschia luncheon event is going down on February 15, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio. This event benefits The Victory Center to offer free programs and services to cancer survivors. Hope to see you there!  

While many are shocked that I was 29 when I was diagnosed, imagine being 23. In this episode, I interview Chris Thompson, Petty Officer 3rd Class in the US Navy. You will hear about his story, how he found out about his diagnosis, and how support helped him.  

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Managing Scanxiety | Episode 032

Universe, what’s good?! Welcome to the first episode 0f 2019! What do you think about the potential name change? Please sound off in the comments! :) 

The podcast is now on YouTube, so please subscribe there as well!

In this solo episode, I talk about a recent cancer scare that occurred last month. Knowing the statistics, an Oncologist appointment was booked and he recommended an ultrasound. If you have found yourself in this situation, you know how scary that is. Statistics haven't exactly been on my side, so facing a recurrence crosses my mind every day. 

Since nobody should feel this kind of terror, this episode is focused on managing feelings of "scanxiety," which is the anxiety brought on by testing involved with cancer treatment and diagnosis. Tune in as I break down five ways to manage this.

If you are a stage 0-3 breast cancer patient within the last five years, ages 18-45, English-speaking, and not undergoing ovarian suppression, please contact MiHealthMiChoice@umich.edu as they want to hear from you! For your time and effort, they are offering a $25 cash reward. Don't miss out!

If you would like to support the podcast, please rate, comment and share! Is it time to get your shit together? January 30th we will have the co-host of The Art of Getting Your Sh*t Together Jena Gribble! 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Financial Navigation with Aimee Hoch | Episode 031

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Aimee Hoch, MSW of Grand View Health located in Sellersville, Pennsylvania! Aimee is an Oncology Financial Navigator who has been serving in social work for over 14 years. As a non-survivor, she is working each day with patients as they attempt to determine their most affordable and feasible treatment options. Naturally, this conversation veered into a discussion about practical self-care methods anyone can utilize, as stress can be a great deterrent in achieving goals! 

Aimee serves patients early in their diagnoses, which is a fantastic benefit because many decisions have to be made quickly, and having a level-headed, experienced individual in the mix can ease many anxieties involved. If you are listening, please pass on the message that resources are available to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, and cancer patients alike!  

If you are also looking to step up your self-care game, Aimee was recently interviewed in U Magazine discussing her methods. Between being a mother, Entrepreneur, and full-time Navigator, Aimee works diligently to help others. You can read more on her experience here. You can reach Aimee through FacebookInstagram, or LinkedIn

We are now on YouTube! Aimee dazzles as an on-screen guest, and her smile lights up the room! Thanks, Joe for your hard work with the video production. If you would like to support the podcast, please rate, comment and share!

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

HerStoryHerWay.com with Kaitlin Christine | Episode 030

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Kaitlin Christine of HerStoryHerWay.com, a wellness and advocacy organization. Kaitlin discusses her experience as a Previvor turned Survivor, as well as her motivation behind starting HerStory. You may want to have tissues handy, because Kaitlin bravely discusses her experience as her mother’s caretaker as her mother battled Metastatic Breast Cancer, only to find out she was also headed towards the same diagnosis.

Our conversation was both poignant and informative as we discussed Kaitlin’s experiences with her medical team, how she had to take matters into her own hands, and the way her career was impacted as a result. As an advocate, Kaitlin worked for global organizations and is extremely knowledgeable. You can read more on her experience here. You can reach Kaitlin through EmailInstagram, or Twitter

Ladies, the next time you receive a letter stating you have dense breasts, please thank Dr. Nancy Cappello for her advocacy work. As an individual with dense breast tissue whose breast cancer nearly went undetected, she worked tirelessly for transparency. Read up on Dr. Nancy Cappello here, who we lost to Metastatic Breast Cancer this week. 

We are now on YouTube! Thanks, Joe for your hard work with the video production. If you would like to support the podcast, please rate, comment and share!

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

The Power of Burlesque with Marki de Sade | Episode 027

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is the beautiful Marki de Sade, a Burlesque Queen and breast cancer survivor. Located in the Columbus, Ohio area, Marki has been using burlesque as a form of expression while flipping illness on its head.

Marki shares her story, which has been nothing short of extraordinary. After receiving a BRCA2 diagnosis, she opted for a preventative mastectomy and was soon faced with a much more serious diagnosis. This episode is a great listen, as she shares tips for enjoying your body after a diagnosis!

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Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: Kelsey@TheCanSurvivor.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

American Cancer Society Programs & Services | Episode 026

Universe, what’s good?! We have a double feature in this episode. Today’s guests are the amazing Lori Knous and the wonderful Heidi Nafziger. Lori recently went to Washington DC as a Special Correspondent for The CanSurvivor Network. Heidi is the Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society.

As an early stager who developed stage four within years, Lori is continuously looking for answers and crusades for all metastatic breast cancer thrivers. Tune in to listen to her experience, and how it affected her. 

Next is the super-informative interview with Heidi. Established in 1913, the American Cancer Society hopes to eradicate cancer through various initiatives and programs.

Heidi shares with us what the American Cancer Society offers, the impact the organization has made in the breast cancer space, and how the organization protects us from exposure to harmful elements through advocacy and action. We also discuss Heidi's journey since joining ACS. If you have ever wondered how such a large organization makes a local impact, this is your episode.

This month is Breast Cancer Action Month, and one way to take action is to participate in the #KissThis4MBC and #More4MBC challenges. #KissThis4MBC: Post a selfie with this hashtag, and Novartis will donate $15 will towards Metastatic Breast Cancer organizations METAvivor and Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN). Tag three people, and let’s keep this going! #More4MBC: Post a picture of yourself and/or others doing the "Thriver Pose," and $100 will be donated to either Metavivor, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, or Young Survival Coalition.  It’s really that easy!

We have a private group for survivors only, so please join.

Know of any upcoming events listeners should know about? Email me: Kelsey@TheCanSurvivor.com

I'd love to hear from you! Sound off about anything you'd like to talk about. If you'd like to work with me, you can visit the website or find me on Instagram @TheCanSurvivor.

 

Please don't forget to comment, rate, share, and subscribe.

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Glass City Sound - Equipment 

 

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZC18e7EaqI

Kelsey's Weekly Playlist - Spotify Link

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