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Episode 26: Creating Consistent, Patient-Centered Care

DiepCJourney Podcast

Release Date: 12/15/2021

Episode 10: The Specialty of Microsurgery show art Episode 10: The Specialty of Microsurgery

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Have you ever wondered why someone would choose the specialty of microsurgery? It takes years of dedicated training after medical school. Microsurgery restores form and function due to damage or loss of body part after an accident or disease.  Our guest on this episode of the is Dr. Brian Bradow. He is a reconstructive plastic surgeon who practices in Colorado. Brian chats about his early interest in surgery as a young boy. He talks about the rigors of his profession and the importance of work-life balance. Brian discusses his work with breast cancer patients and restoring the...

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Episode 9: Shared Decision-Making show art Episode 9: Shared Decision-Making

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When it comes to making decisions in your healthcare, my guest, and I present the first in a series on the topic of shared decision-making this year on the .  Toliman Health was founded by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer reconstruction and shared decision-making. Dr. Chrysopoulo is the creator of Toliman’s flagship app, As co-leads of the our goal is to facilitate the adoption and practice of shared decision-making (SDM) throughout healthcare systems and across all medical disciplines. The "why" of the informative approach to decisions in...

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Episode 8: Patient Engagement Expert in Cancer show art Episode 8: Patient Engagement Expert in Cancer

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, patient engagement expert, is our guest on this episode of the Kimberly was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer called Granulosa Cell Tumor, Stage 3A. This experience had great impact on her life and she is now a tireless advocate for change.  Kimberly applied for and received status as an and launched an educational program for scientists and cancer survivors called, . She believes in asking critical quetions to improve the patient experience in cancer care. Kimberly encourages those who think they have been called to be advocates to explore this work and do it until you are...

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Episode 7: Lobular Breast Cancer (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma) show art Episode 7: Lobular Breast Cancer (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma)

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We are discussing lobular breast cancer, also known as invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), with on the . Lobular breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed type of invasive of breast cancer.  Often an understudied subtype of breast cancer I ask Leigh to join us today to help our listeners understand more about it. Leigh founded the in 2017 and continues to work as a research advocate in the breast cancer and ovarian/fallopian tube cancer community. We encourage monthly self-exams. and I both had ILC and through self-exams were able to find our breast cancer. We speak about...

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Episode 6: Breast Reconstruction in the U.K. show art Episode 6: Breast Reconstruction in the U.K.

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On this episode of the I interview microsurgeons specific to and practicing at . It is a hospital that is part of the NHS (National Health System) Trust in London, United Kingdom. These microsurgeons all work in an integrative setting for breast cancer patients and those affected by breast cancer with a genetic mutation placing them at higher risk of getting breast cancer.  We talk about the process of offering all options of breast reconstruction for their patients, lymphedema surgery, working with patients of color and the affects melanated skin has on scars, the advantages, and...

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Episode 5: A Young Breast Cancer Survivor Who Advocates for Survivorship show art Episode 5: A Young Breast Cancer Survivor Who Advocates for Survivorship

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is our guest on Season 2, Episode 5 of the . A young breast cancer survivor (diagnosed at 28), Hil is an , mentor, and writer in the cancer community, and dedicates her time to raising awareness around the importance of early detection and longitudinal survivorship care.  at Yale University, with a focus on entrepreneurship & innovation in cancer care. She made the choice to leverage her own tissue to reconstruct her breasts having DIEP flap breast reconstruction.  Hil shares her story from diagnosis, breast reconstruction, and through to her recovery. She shares her connection to...

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Episode 4: Freudenspanne, the Real Reason We Want to Live Longer. show art Episode 4: Freudenspanne, the Real Reason We Want to Live Longer.

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 is a trained molecular biologist that has spent the last few years working on fertility issues for menopausal women and together with the rest of the  team has developed the concept of Freudenspanne©️ This is our topic on Season 2, episode 4 of the . I found Zack to be a philosopher of life. A creative individual who faces each day with his inquisitive, passionate nature, Zack has authored the book,  Who we meet in life, how we live our life, the foods we put in our body, exercise, our attitudes as we move through life changing events shapes our outlook and ability to...

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Episode 3: A Young Breast Cancer Voice of Advocacy show art Episode 3: A Young Breast Cancer Voice of Advocacy

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Can you imagine hearing the words, "You have breast cancer" at the age of thirty? This is a time when many young women are planning their careers, starting a family, and fitting in travel plans and time with family. , was that young woman. Season 2 of the promises stories of strong advocate voices. Dr. Lopez is one of them. She is now the Program Manager and Lead Patient Navigator for the at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California.  Dr. Lopez's life changing moment when she was diagnosed became a pivotal moment in her career as she turned to advocacy to listen...

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Episode 2: Sexual Health Needs after Cancer show art Episode 2: Sexual Health Needs after Cancer

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is our guest on seasons 2, episode 2 of the . What are we discussing? Sexual health needs after cancer, a topic patients often have to bring up to discuss with health care providers. Dr. Dizon tells us why this is the case, and empowers patients with information to talk about with specialists in cancer care regarding sexual health after cancer.  Dr. Dizon is Director of the Pelvic Malignancies Program and Founder of the Sexual Health First Responders Program, Lifespan Cancer Institute Professor of Medicine at Brown University Providence, RI.

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Episode 1: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Australia show art Episode 1: Breast Reconstruction Awareness Australia

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We are kicking off Season 2 with Episode 1 of the DiepCJourney podcast with Dr. Joe Dusseldorp, an internationally trained microsurgeon who performs DIEP flap breast reconstruction in Sydney, Australia. 

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As we come to the end of the first season of the DiepCJourney podcast, I am honored to interview my guest, Gareth Presch

Gareth is a global healthcare thought leader and the Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit. He is the Expert Lead on SDG3/4 for the UNGSII Foundation, Founder of the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, and a Member of Pope Francis's Vatican COVID19 Commission Group 2 Looking to the Future.

We discuss building communities of trust in the healthcare sector promoting consistent, patient-centered care through implementation of SDG3, Good Health and Well-Being.