Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research: Explained

March 8, 2011
Hosted by Kim Thiboldeaux

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Episode Description

A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that up to 20% of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t need aggressive surgery to remove lymph nodes following a cancer diagnosis. This practice-changing discovery alters the standard of care for treatment of early-stage breast cancer and could affect up to 40,000 women a year, in the U.S. alone. Guest host, Ashley Varner, CSC’s Senior Director of Program, is joined by Dr. George Sledge, ASCO President and renowned breast oncologist from the University of Indiana, to clarify the results of this groundbreaking discovery and what it means for women facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Sharishta Shourie, a 27 year old breast cancer survivor and member of CSC’s affiliate in Santa Monica, CA, joins the discussion to voice questions and opinions from a patient perspective. Be sure to tune in for this enlightening conversation!

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Tuesdays at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Frankly Speaking About Cancer takes you on a journey through topics that inform and inspire people with cancer and their loved ones. Hosted by Cancer Support Community President and CEO, Kim Thiboldeaux, episodes tackle critical issues including: achieving the best care and quality of life, treatments of the future, the drug approval process, relieving stress and anxiety, life beyond treatment and talking to kids about cancer. Every week, Kim brings together the voices of noted physicians, researchers, nurses and social workers, as well as patients and caregivers from every walk of life with whom you can connect and draw inspiration. Timely and relevant, Frankly Speaking About Cancer guides you through the cancer maze and gives you the tools you need to live well. Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community is broadcast every Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time and 4 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Network.

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Kim Thiboldeaux

Kim Thiboldeaux

Kim Thiboldeaux joined The Wellness Community in 2000 as President and CEO. In November 2009, the headquarter offices of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community, the largest provider of psychosocial cancer support worldwide. The combined organization is also likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology support professionals, advancing the idea that psychosocial care is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis. The Cancer Support Community provides social and emotional support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online. Kim has a wealth of experience in health care, patient education and national patient advocacy. She serves in numerous leadership roles including: founding board member of ENACCT (Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials), member of the National Advisory Board of the American Psycho-Oncology Society (APOS), and member of the Caregiving in America Advisory Group of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development. Kim has appeared on Dr. Mehmet Oz (Oprah & Friends, XM Radio), ABC News Now, The Wall Street Journal and Prevention Magazine. She is the co-author of the award winning, The Total Cancer Wellness Guide (BenBella Books) which offers a roadmap for all people affected by cancer and tips on treatment decisions, side effect management, social and emotional issues and more.

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