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Posted on: Dec 12, 2013 09:12AM - edited Jul 19, 2014 09:45AM by Moderators

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Breastcancer.org announces our NEW podcast program! Our podcasts feature experts discussing a wide variety of breast cancer issues and the latest research on breast cancer. Check out all of Breastcancer.org's Podcasts here.

In the premiere podcast, we're excited to bring you a summary of the research highlights from first day of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2013! Breastcancer.org medical adviser Brian Wojciechowski, M.D. and senior editor Jamie DePolo explain the latest news. Listen to the December 11, 2013 podcast.

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Jun 2, 2017 10:21AM Moderators wrote:

Living Well With Metastatic Disease: Controlling Fear, Finding Joy, May 30, 2017

Teva Harrison is an artist, writer, and cartoonist who was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer at age 37. She is the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days; the book was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Teva is a Canadian Magazine Award and National Magazine Award finalist whose writing and/or comics have appeared in The Walrus, Quill & Quire, Huffington Post, Carte Blanche, The Humber Literary Review, The Globe and Mail, and more. She is a regular commentator on radio, television, and in newspapers, including CBC Radio, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Born and raised in rural Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto with her husband.

Listen to the podcast to hear Teva talk about:

  • how she changed her mind about being public about her diagnosis
  • how she controls her fear and finds joy and beauty in her life
  • the things she's saying yes to and how they are making her happy
  • what leaving a legacy means to her

Running time: 25:09

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Jul 12, 2017 12:51PM Moderators wrote:

Personal Finance After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Advice From Suze Orman, June 26, 2017

Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Listen to the podcast to hear Suze discuss:

  • the four documents that EVERYONE should have
  • what a young parent with metastatic disease can do protect the financial future of her minor children
  • when to start taking disability or Social Security payments if you've been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer
  • the differences between wills and trusts

Running time: 30:44

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Jul 27, 2017 03:14PM Moderators wrote:

Managing the Emotions of Metastatic Breast Cancer, July 14, 2017

For nearly 25 years, Kelly Grosklags has dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. An experienced therapist, Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker and a board-certified diplomat in clinical social work. She also earned a fellowship in grief counseling from the American Academy of Health Care Professionals. Kelly speaks frequently about end-of-life issues, including care, grief and loss, both in person and on her website, Conversations With Kelly. Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps patients, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope, healing versus curing, and the wisdom of dying a good death.

Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly talk about:

  • taming the feelings of fear, anger, and loss of control that can come with a metastatic diagnosis
  • strategies to deal with "scanxiety"
  • how to allow yourself to ask for help
  • how and how much to disclose about your diagnosis to your friends and at work

Running time: 46:06

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Aug 11, 2017 11:38AM Moderators wrote:

Controlling Pain During and After Breast Cancer Surgery, July 24, 2017

Beth Baughman DuPree performs breast cancer surgery and is vice president at the Holy Redeemer Health System, as well as an adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board certified general surgeon specializing in diseases of the breast. She also has obtained dual board certification in integrative and holistic medicine. She has won numerous awards for her medical work as well as her humanitarian endeavors. Dr. DuPree's skin-sparing mastectomies, performed in conjunction with plastic surgeon Robert Skalicky, were featured live on the Internet; the webcast and subsequent documentary received a Gracie Award.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. DuPree discuss:

  • the types of medicines used to control pain during breast cancer surgery
  • non-opioid pain control options for people in recovery or who simply don't want an opioid
  • the side effects of pain medications
  • ways to control pain that don't involve medication

Running time: 23:11

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Aug 11, 2017 11:40AM Moderators wrote:

Facing the End of Life, July 31, 2017

For nearly 25 years, Kelly Grosklags has dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. An experienced therapist, Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker and a board-certified diplomat in clinical social work. She also earned a fellowship in grief counseling from the American Academy of Health Care Professionals. Kelly speaks frequently about end-of-life issues, including care, grief and loss, both in person and on her website, Conversations With Kelly. Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps patients, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope, healing versus curing, and the wisdom of dying a good death.

Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly talk about:

  • becoming comfortable with talking about the end of life
  • why stopping treatment is not giving up
  • hospice care -- what it is and when to start talking about it
  • how to talk to children about the end of life

Running time: 34:05

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Oct 3, 2017 04:26PM Moderators wrote:

Nipple Reconstruction, September 21, 2017

Dr. Frank DellaCroce, or "Dr. D" as he has come to be known, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital in New Orleans. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. D has performed thousands of reconstructive procedures, both for women diagnosed with breast cancer and women at high risk of the disease who choose to have prophylactic breast removal. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He also has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America."

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. D discuss:

  • the benefits and risks of nipple reconstruction
  • the timing of nipple reconstruction
  • how nipple reconstruction has evolved over the years
  • how long the procedure takes and what recovery is like

Running time: 18:06

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Oct 12, 2017 12:08PM - edited Oct 12, 2017 12:08PM by Moderators

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?, September 22, 2017

Krista Curley was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago with estrogen-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer in her lymph system and bones at the age of 39. She had no previous diagnosis of cancer. Since her initial diagnosis, the cancer has spread further into her bones and to her liver, despite surgery, various hormonal therapies, and chemotherapy. Krista lives in Ontario, Canada and is married to Patrick, the love of her life. She is the mother of Ethan, who is 16, and Naomi, who is 10. She has a blog about living with metastatic disease called "Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?"

Listen to the podcast to hear Krista talk about:

  • what writing the blog gives to her
  • how she and her family find joy and humor in day-to-day life
  • how she talked to her kids about metastatic disease
  • the one thing she would tell people about metastatic breast cancer

Running time: 25:20

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Oct 20, 2017 02:41PM - edited Oct 20, 2017 02:41PM by Moderators

Stories of Mastectomy and Reconstruction: Deidra, October 2, 2017

A former pharmaceutical sales rep, Deidra is a 3-time cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with melanoma in 1991 at age 32 in 1991. In 2006, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 47. Three days before Christmas in 2014 and 12 weeks before the wedding of her son, Pierce, she was diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in two spots. She had double mastectomy and immediate DIEP flap reconstruction on January 18. She also had nipple reconstruction and tattooing. Her goal was to be able to dance at Pierce's wedding, and she did. She continues to take an aromatase inhibitor.

Deidra is one of three women whose stories are featured in the Breastcancer.org video series on reconstruction after mastectomy.

Listen to the podcast to here Deidra talk about:

  • why she was honored to share her story
  • what she would tell a woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer
  • how she felt when she was relating her story on camera
  • what dancing at Pierce's wedding meant to her

Running time: 20:17

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Oct 20, 2017 02:42PM Moderators wrote:

Stories of Mastectomy and Reconstruction: Mimi, October 5, 2017

Breast cancer was familiar to Mimi, even before she was diagnosed. Her mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times. She was treated with a double mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. Fifteen years later, she is cancer-free. Mimi's cousin Annette, her best friend, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and passed away from the disease that same year at age 42. Mimi herself was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in April 2015 at age 45, the same age her mother was first diagnosed. She had a double mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction. Later she also had a preventive hysterectomy because the cancer was hormone-receptor-positive. She took tamoxifen and an aromatase inhibitor but has since stopped.

Mimi is one of three women whose stories are featured in the Breastcancer.org video series on reconstruction after mastectomy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Mimi discuss:

  • how she made her decisions about surgery and reconstruction
  • the positives she believes breast cancer brought to her life
  • what she would say to a woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer

Running time: 16:51

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Oct 20, 2017 02:43PM Moderators wrote:

Stories of Mastectomy and Reconstruction: Peggy, October 18, 2017

A former first grade teacher, Peggy Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2009 after she became concerned about some dimpling in her left breast. She had six rounds of chemotherapy, then a double mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction in May 2010. She then had radiation therapy. After that treatment was completed, she had new implants inserted in December 2010. At that time, nipple reconstruction wasn't offered to her. In early 2016, at her annual exam with her breast surgeon, the surgeon discovered that one of her implants had ruptured and was leaking. Peggy was told she would have to have her implants replaced yet again. Instead, she decided to have DIEP flap reconstruction as well as nipple reconstruction and nipple tattooing in May 2016.

Peggy is one of three women whose stories are featured in the Breastcancer.org video series on reconstruction after mastectomy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Peggy talk about:

  • why she decided to have DIEP flap surgery when her implant ruptured
  • how keeping a journal helped her
  • how she tries to be a resource for women diagnosed with breast cancer

Running time: 17:43

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Dec 9, 2017 01:18PM - edited Dec 9, 2017 01:19PM by Moderators

Where Are We With Immunotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer? -- Heard in the Halls: Voices from the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Leisha Emens, M.D., Ph.D.

December 5, 2017

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Leisha Emens, associate professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and member of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, discusses the state of immunotherapy to treat breast cancer.

Running time: 3:15

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Dec 9, 2017 01:20PM Moderators wrote:

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance: Looking Forward -- Heard in the Halls: Voices from the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Marc Hurlbert

December 6, 2017

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Marc Hurlbert, chairperson of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBCA) and chief mission officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, discusses some research presented in San Antonio by MBCA collaborators.

Running time: 3:00

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Dec 9, 2017 01:20PM Moderators wrote:

Kisqali in Combination with Hormonal Therapy and Ovarian Suppression Effective Treatment for Metastatic Hormone-Receptor-Positive, HER2-Negative Disease in Premenopausal Women: 2017 SABCS Debu Tripathy, M.D.

December 6, 2017

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The targeted therapy Kisqali (chemical name: ribociclib) is approved to be used in combination with an aromatase inhibitor to treat advanced-stage or metastatic hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer that hasn't been treated with hormonal therapy yet in postmenopausal women. Dr. Debu Tripathy, professor of medicine and chairperson of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the results of the MONALEESA-7 study he presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing that Kisqali can help treat premenopausal and perimenopausal women diagnosed with the same type of breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Tripathy explain:

  • why the study is important
  • why ovarian suppression helps make the treatments more effective
  • the side effects caused by Kisqali
  • why he thinks this study will change practice

Running time: 7:25

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Dec 9, 2017 01:21PM Moderators wrote:

The Serenity Project: This Is Metastatic Breast Cancer -- Heard in the Halls: Voices from the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Kelly Shanahan, M.D.

December 7, 2017

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Kelly Shanahan, MD, a former obstetrician/gynecologist, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2008 and then diagnosed with metastatic disease in 2013, on her birthday. Here she talks about how empowering it was to participate in the #ThisIsMBC Serenity Project, which gives women and men living with metastatic breast cancer an opportunity to tell their personal stories through a series of unique pictures and inspiring videos.

Running time: 4:01

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Dec 9, 2017 01:22PM Moderators wrote:

Raising Awareness of Inflammatory Breast Cancer -- Heard in the Halls: Voices from the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Terry Lynn Arnold

December 7, 2017

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Terry Lynn Arnold, founder of The IBC Network Foundation who was diagnosed with triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer in 2007, talks about how her organization is raising awareness of and funding research on this rare type of breast cancer.

Running time: 1:48

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Dec 9, 2017 01:22PM - edited Dec 12, 2017 02:36PM by Moderators

Acupuncture Helps Ease Joint Pain Caused by Aromatase Inhibitors Dawn Hershman, M.D.

December 8, 2017

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Joint pain is one of the most common side effects of aromatase inhibitors and may be a big reason why women stop taking these medicines early. Dr. Dawn Hershman, leader of the Breast Cancer Program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, presented research at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing that acupuncture can ease aromatase inhibitor-caused joint pain, even after the acupuncture treatment sessions stop.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Hershman explain:

  • how much acupuncture eases joint pain
  • why she believes acupuncture could help many women stick to their hormonal therapy treatment plans
  • the cost of acupuncture relative to other treatments
  • the few and mild side effects of acupuncture

Running time: 13:26

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Dec 9, 2017 01:23PM Moderators wrote:

Ovarian Suppression Can Help Protect Ovarian Function and May Preserve Fertility in Younger Women Being Treated with Chemotherapy Matteo Lambertini, M.D.

December 8, 2017

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Preserving fertility after chemotherapy is an important issue for many, many younger women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Dr. Matteo Lambertini, medical oncologist at the Institute Jules Bordet Brussels, presented research at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing that ovarian suppression with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue such as Lupron, Trelstar, or Zoladex, can safely protect ovarian function and may help preserve fertility in younger women being treated with chemotherapy for early-stage disease.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Lambertini explain:

  • why earlier studies on this topic had mixed results
  • the results of the study
  • the side effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues
  • the strategies he recommends to his younger patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who want to have a child after chemotherapy

Running time: 9:09

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Dec 9, 2017 01:24PM Moderators wrote:

Experimental Talazoparib Seems Better Than Chemotherapy for Metastatic HER2-Negative Disease in Women With a BRCA Mutation Jennifer Litton, M.D.

December 8, 2017

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Jennifer Litton, associate professor of breast Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the results of the EMBRACA study she presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showing that talazoparib, an experimental targeted therapy medicine, improved the time until the cancer grew in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation who had been diagnosed with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer compared to chemotherapy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Litton explain:

  • how talazoparib works
  • whether talazoparib will offer benefits to women with other mutations linked to a higher risk of breast cancer
  • how the side effects differed between talazoparib and chemotherapy
  • why quality of life was better in women who were treated with talazoparib

Running time: 9:58

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Dec 9, 2017 01:25PM Moderators wrote:

Postmenopausal Women Who Lose Modest Amount of Weight Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D.

December 8, 2017

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Research has shown that women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause. Still, research results have been mixed on whether losing weight would decrease a postmenopausal woman's breast cancer risk. Rowan Chlebowski, research professor in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research at City of Hope, discusses an analysis of data from the very large Women's Health Initiative Observational Study that found that overweight or obese postmenopausal women who lost just a modest amount of weight -- as little as 10 or 15 pounds -- had a lower risk of breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Chlebowski explain:

  • why he wanted to do this study
  • why this study was different than earlier studies
  • his advice to postmenopausal women

Running time: 7:48

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