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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.

 

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! 

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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

It’s Just a Hiccup with Tawny Rachelle | Episode 043

Universe, what’s good?! Today, we are featuring one of the biggest fans of The CanSurvivor Network: Ms. Tawny Rachelle! Tawny is a stage two breast cancer survivor, and her story epitomizes divine timing. While her doctors were unable to find any indications of breast cancer after her yearly woman's exam (and gave her an "all clear"), less than one month later she would discover she did indeed have stage two breast cancer. You're not going to want to miss her story!

If you are considering whether or not to reconstruct after a mastectomy, this is an excellent interview to listen to, as Tawny instinctively knew she wanted to go flat. Tune in as we discuss her treatment, how her life has changed since her diagnosis, and our other favorite topic: Music! She was also recently published in Wildfire magazine as well.

 

Tawny is a stylist in the Austin area, so naturally, we had to talk hair. If you would like to purchase the product we discussed, you can check it out here. Tawny can be found on Instagram and Yelp! Tawny is also raising money for costs of surgery. You can donate to her campaign here.

We will be sending out a June newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here

The Purpose from Pain collective is on its way. 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! Shirts can be purchased here: https://www.bonfire.com/the-cansurvivor-network/.

 

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Tre'sja Ellis - Make-Up

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Life Interrupted with Paula Mozen | Episode 042

Universe, what’s good?! We are continuing Mastectomy May with the marvelous Paula Mozen, a breast cancer survivor and filmmaker of Life Interrupted. This is Paula's passion project that shows the reality of a breast cancer diagnosis from three perspectives. 

Surprisingly, Paula started this project with the goal of chronicling two stories. Tune in as we talk about the process of documenting reality from her perspective. Find purpose in pain is a central theme of the show and Paula's story highlights her perseverance to keep going in the face of adversity. The film is a testament to the difficulties and "expectation hangovers" that encompass a breast cancer diagnosis (or two!).  

If you would like to host a screening of Life Interrupted in your city, you can reach out to Paula through her website, Facebook page, or Instagram. She does travel through the continental US! 

We will be sending out a June newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here

The Purpose from Pain collective is on its way. 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! Shirts can be purchased here: https://www.bonfire.com/the-cansurvivor-network/.

 

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

Pink Ink Tattoo with Tara Dunsmore-Williamson | Episode 041

Universe, what’s good?! We are kicking off Mastectomy May with the marvelous Tara Dunsmore-Williamson, a breast cancer survivor and owner of Pink Ink Tattoo out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Tara is certified in 3D nipple tattooing and scar camouflage.

As a nurse, she was seemingly prepared for what breast cancer would bring. She had taken care of patients and was prepared for the drugs and surgeries. Little did she know that she'd find purpose through pain at the very end of her reconstruction process. Tune in as she describes the moment she knew she had to become a tattoo artist.

If you would like to work with Tara, you can contact her through her website, Facebook page, or Instagram. She does travel outside of Raleigh and uses specialty ink for breast cancer patients, survivors, and thrivers! 

We will be sending out a May newsletter, so don't forget to sign up for updates! The newsletter will also contain information about the upcoming shop. If you would like to donate to the cause, you can click here

The Purpose from Pain collective is on its way. 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

Angel in Disguise with Angela Baker | Episode 038

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is Angela Baker, founder and CEO of Angel in Disguise! Affectionately known as "Jersi" by those that adore her, Angela is a stage four thriver who has been advocating for over ten years. Initially diagnosed at stage zero, Angela felt hopeful about her prognosis, opting for a mastectomy with five years of Tamoxifen. Two recurrences later, Angela left the corporate world and found purpose in her pain. In 2015, she began aiding cancer patients full-time through transportation services. 

Jersi's organization is in need of a new vehicle, and if you would like to donate to the cause, you can reach out to her organization through her website, on Facebook, and Instagram. She is currently using her personal vehicle, and with all of the work she does in the breast cancer community, let's help our girl help others! Please share this episode so others can help as well!

Cashapp - $angelindisguiseinc
PayPal - angelindisguiseevents

We will be having a microblading giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors on April 24th. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration! Tune in for more details.

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Kelsey Spotify Picks

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

#YSCSummit19 Reflections | Episode 037

Universe, what’s good?! In today's episode, I discuss the Young Survival Coalition's yearly summit. This year, women from around the world came together in Austin, Texas to feel a little less alone in this world, learning how to manage this beast known as breast cancer. It was nothing short of amazing!

Tune in as I discuss my experiences, who I met, and a few takeaways from the weekend. While we planned on recording interviews on site, Joe arrived sicker than a dog, and spent the weekend cooped up in his room. Luckily, he's now feeling better.

We will be having a giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors on our April 24th episode. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration! Tune in for more details.

The CanSurvivor Network is now on YouTube! Please subscribe for additional updates. 

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Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Kelsey's Weekly Spotify Picks

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

Collateral Damage with Tina Conrad | Episode 036

Universe, what’s good?! Today’s guest is “DJ Breast Cancer,” Tina Conrad! A fellow podcaster, Tina delves into her motivation for starting a breast cancer podcast. A stage three survivor, Tina was acquainted with the beast through her mother’s diagnosis. While they did not test positive for the BRCA mutation, they have both become advocates for a cure.

Tina tells us about her diagnosis: the good, the bad and the ugly. One little-discussed aspect of survivorship is collateral damage, and Tina is no stranger to it. Dedicating her show to Pink Sister Sandy Clausen, Tina aims to give listeners the lowdown on what true survivorship looks like.

Locally, we recently lost a friend to stage four breast cancer, so this episode is dedicated to her memory. Thank you, Sharon Reisner, for your friendship, your support, and your light. 

We will be having a giveaway for Toledo-area cancer survivors on March 27th. Special shoutout to Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes for the inspiration! Tune in for more details

If you would like to contact Tina, you can do so on Instagram @DJBreast Cancer, Facebook, and her website. DJBreastCancer is on Buzzsprout, iTunes, and Spotify.

Don’t forget to rate, comment and share!

 

Production Credits

Joseph Coutcher - Production

Travis Moore - Vocals

Kelsey and Tina's Spotify Picks

Music Credits

"Feeling Good" by LAKEY Inspired

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.  

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

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