How can you take control of your surgery and reconstruction options? From scars to implants and nipple reconstruction, survivor sisters get real about breast changes. Breast surgeon Dr. Elisa Port explains how to select a medical team and choose from reconstruction options, and renowned tattoo artists David Allen and Vinnie Myers express how ink reimagines mastectomies.
How is your mouth affected during treatment? Survivors talk about their experiences with mouth sores, dryness and taste aversion, and share their tips for finding relief of their mouth and appetite changes as a side effect of chemo or radiation. We uncover the importance of dental hygiene with advice from celebrity dentist Dr. Brian Kantor, and visit Wellness House for cooking tips and nutritional advice.
How do you live your best life—while fighting for it? Survivors open up about strength, surrender and emotional wellness during their cancer experiences. We visit Cancer Support Community affiliate Gilda’s Club to try the benefits of laughter yoga, and talk about the many accessible ways to find healing and supportive communities—from face-to-face to Facebook.
How do you get ahead of hair loss? Survivors and industry pros cover it all from scalp care to wig shopping and cold cap therapy. TV personality Joan Lunden tells of her experience with breast cancer, while celebrity wig stylist Kim Kimble shares tips. We get a firsthand look into the hair-preserving method of cold cap therapy with the founders of the nonprofit The Rapunzel Project. ** Part one of our two-part hair loss series focuses on hair loss on your head as a side effect of chemotherapy and other treatments; Later this season will feature part two, how to manage eyebrow, eyelash and body hair loss.**
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Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
3 hours, 23 minutes