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Posted on: Dec 12, 2013 10:28AM - edited Oct 5, 2014 02:45PM by Moderators

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Please go here to read about and listen to all our Podcasts! We will also be posting podcasts below as they air.

Note: Podcasts will be available in transcript form about 24 - 48 hours after the Podcasts have aired.

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Mar 27, 2020 05:24PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Treatment

March 26, 2020

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Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. A native of South Philadelphia, he trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.

On the Breastcancer.org discussion boards and on our Facebook page, people are talking about doctor and treatment appointments being delayed or cancelled because of COVID-19. And many people whose appointments haven't been cancelled are scared to go out.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski talk about:

  • the general recommendations oncologists are following when deciding which treatments should be delayed
  • which breast cancer treatments can compromise the immune system and how long it takes the immune system to recover
  • the most important things someone being treated for breast cancer should know about COVID-19

Running time: 21:10

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Apr 7, 2020 01:46PM Moderators wrote:

Breast Surgery and Reconstruction During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

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Dr. Julie Sprunt is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Surgeons who specializes in breast surgery, treating all breast conditions. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, she did her residency in general surgery at the University of Texas at Austin and completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Elisabeth Potter is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received her medical degree from Emory University. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson. Dr. Potter specializes in autologous breast reconstruction and has performed more than 750 DIEP flap surgeries.

Drs. Potter and Sprunt work as a team to treat breast cancer and then reconstruction a woman's breast or breasts.

Many people diagnosed with breast cancer are concerned because their breast cancer surgery or reconstruction surgery has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the podcast to hear Drs. Potter and Sprunt explain:

  • why many breast cancer surgeries can be safely delayed
  • the American Society of Breast Surgeons recommendations for treatment during COVID-19
  • the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommendations for reconstruction during COVID-19
  • what they want people who have been diagnosed with breast to know about breast surgery and reconstruction during COVID-19

Running time: 23:45

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Apr 10, 2020 12:09PM Moderators wrote:

Staying Active During Quarantine: Tips for People With Breast Cancer

April 8, 2020

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Sami Mansfield started her career as a cancer exercise specialist in 2003. Since being inspired by coaching her first client who had been diagnosed with cancer 15 years ago, her career has been dedicated to helping people with cancer — any type and any stage — live as well as possible. Sami's experience encompasses work in both community- and hospital-based cancer centers, nonprofit organizations, developing and consulting on clinical trials, and as a speaker presenting to both patients and healthcare professionals. She is a certified cancer exercise trainer, a CrossFit Level 1 coach with extensive exercise and nutrition experience, and the founder of Cancer Wellness For Life. She also offers functional movement basics classes on the We Build 4 Life YouTube channel.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms are closed and personal trainers can't visit their clients. So how can people with breast cancer stay active and continue their exercise programs?

Listen to the podcast to hear Sami discuss:

  • how to motivate yourself to exercise when you're working out alone
  • how exercise can help both your physical and mental while being while you're isolating
  • tips on how to exercise if you have no equipment at home

Running time: 23:07

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Apr 14, 2020 12:51PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 Insurance and Financial Issues for People With Breast Cancer

April 10, 2020

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Joanna Morales is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit organization connecting people to cancer survivorship education through educational events, a speakers bureau, and online materials and resources. Joanna has spent more than 24 years working on behalf of people with cancer, including 5 as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School teaching a seminar in cancer rights law and 8 at the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center.

In this podcast, Joanna explains the most important aspects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for people with cancer, as well as:

  • how the new paid sick leave and family and medical leave programs work
  • what to do if you've been laid off and have lost your employer-sponsored health insurance
  • why it's important to communicate with your creditors if you can't pay your bills right now

Running time: 30:02

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Apr 25, 2020 11:27AM Moderators wrote:

What My Patients Are Asking: Does A Cancer's Stage Change If It Spreads or Comes Back Years Later?

April 24, 2020

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Our guest is Dr. Brian Wojciechowski, who practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. A native of South Philadelphia, he trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.

In one of our Discussion Board threads, people were talking about how a breast cancer is staged, especially if an early-stage cancer spreads or comes back in a place away from the breast. Both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute websites say that the stage of a breast cancer at first diagnosis doesn't change. So a woman who was diagnosed in 2010 with stage II disease and then had a recurrence in the bones in 2015 would technically be "stage II with metastatic recurrence to bone," which is not how most people think and talk about metastatic disease.

Dr. Wojciechowski reached out to the American Cancer Society about this, and he joins us today to help us all understand this a little bit better.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski each explain:

  • the technical differences between stage IV breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer
  • how prognosis differs for someone diagnosed de novo stage IV and someone who was diagnosed stage II with a metastatic recurrence 2 years later
  • how he talks to his patients about a breast cancer's stage

Running time: 17:23

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May 1, 2020 02:48PM Moderators wrote:

Update: Breast Surgery and Reconstruction During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

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Dr. Julie Sprunt is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Surgeons who specializes in breast surgery, treating all breast conditions. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, she did her residency in general surgery at the University of Texas at Austin and completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Elisabeth Potter is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received her medical degree from Emory University. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson. Dr. Potter specializes in autologous breast reconstruction and has performed more than 750 DIEP flap surgeries.

Drs. Potter and Sprunt work as a team to treat breast cancer and then reconstruct a woman's breast or breasts.

On April 21, 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released guidelines on how breast reconstruction surgery can begin again. The American Society of Breast Surgeons also issued updated guidelines on treating people with breast cancer during the pandemic.

Listen to the podcast to hear Drs. Potter and Sprunt explain:

  • why resuming both breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction surgery will depend on where a woman lives
  • how the surgery process has changed as a result of COVID-19
  • how postoperative procedures have changed as a result of COVID-19

Running time: 27:50

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May 20, 2020 06:25PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 and Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 13, 2020

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During her professional career, Shirley Mertz was a political science teacher and high school principal. Before her retirement, Shirley was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, 12 years after being diagnosed with early-stage disease. After receiving targeted treatment, Shirley experienced a durable remission. She decided in 2005 to use her skills and intellect to advocate for research to end deaths from metastatic breast cancer; to lobby for access to affordable, quality healthcare; and to empower metastatic patients to make informed healthcare decisions to have the best outcomes. In 2009, to spread knowledge about metastatic disease, Shirley organized and led a group of patients to Congress, asking for a resolution to designate October 13 as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The resolution passed unanimously.

In 2013, Shirley was a founding member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance and currently serves as its chairperson. She is also president of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, a patient advocate member of the Translational Breast Cancer Consortium and the AURORA USA clinical study, and a member of the board of directors of the Global Advanced Breast Cancer Alliance based in Lisbon. Shirley is often invited to speak at conferences about the challenges and needs of patients. Among her numerous awards, Shirley was honored at the White House in 2011 as a Champion of Change in Breast Cancer by President Obama.

In this podcast, Shirley talks about what it's like to live with metastatic breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the podcast to hear Shirley discuss:

  • her personal journey with breast cancer
  • the ways in which the stresses of COVID-19 and metastatic breast cancer are similar
  • how people with metastatic disease are coping with treatment and scan delays

Running time: 38:31

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