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

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Release Date: 02/23/2022

Episode 15: Kili Medical Drain Carrier show art Episode 15: Kili Medical Drain Carrier

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Surgical drains after breast surgery of any kind can present challenges for patients in terms of how to wear them under clothing, showering with surgical drains, and managing the tubing so it does not get caught on something and then pulling on the place of attachement to the patients body where the drains have a stitch to keep them in place. In the latest episode of the I interview the CEO and developer of the  designed them with patients in mind after having #cancer four times herself and dealing with surgical drains in hospital. The lightweight drain carrier can be worn...

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Episode 14: Exercise Oncology at Maple Tree Cancer Alliance show art Episode 14: Exercise Oncology at Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

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Benefits of exercise for those who are newly diagnosed, or in recovery and survivorship from cancer treatment is our topic on this episode of the . My guests, from the discuss the many benefits and program for exercise oncology developed by Dr. Wonders for Maple Tree. is the Founder and CEO of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. This nonprofit organization provides free exercise training to thousands of cancer survivors across the globe in clinical settings. Karen utilized her years of education, research, training, and observing cancer patients who benefitted from exercise and shares...

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Episode 13: So You Are Thinking of Becoming A Patient Advocate? show art Episode 13: So You Are Thinking of Becoming A Patient Advocate?

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There are thousands of people diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Some have a great desire to stay connected to a community they really never thought or wanted to be part of. But so often, friends are made, bonds are formed and there is a feeling of wanting to give back. The world of patient advocacy is broad. You can take a deep dive and spend a lot of time or choose to be a patient advocate in small ways. We guide you through this thought process on this episode of the . My two guests know a lot about the world of patient advocacy. and have been with the for a number of years....

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Episode 12: Shared Decision-Making in Digital Health Apps show art Episode 12: Shared Decision-Making in Digital Health Apps

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When you are making a healthcare decision the words shared decision-making are valuable. Understanding the term shared decision-making and putting it into practice can present challenges for those who are not aware of the phrase. It can be an effective tool and method of communication in healthcare decisions. Shared decision making is when the patient and their healthcare team work as collaborative partners in determining the best care for the patient based on the patients’ personal preferences, lifestyle, support, and values. On this episode of the I invite two guests who have developed...

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Episode 11: Patient Advocacy: Global Connections in  Breast Reconstruction show art Episode 11: Patient Advocacy: Global Connections in Breast Reconstruction

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When you think about how you became an informed patient regarding breast reconstruction, was it by talking to other patients or through a consult with your plastic reconstructive surgeon? In this episode of the , the discussion with two patient advocates and two internationally recognized microsurgeons reveals the power of global connections in breast reconstruction for patients and the importance of curating content based on best evidence and supportive patient care. My guests, , , and explain how we have all become connected through social media. The information we have shared has become...

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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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Zack Varkaris 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 Austin Biotec team has developed the concept of Freudenspanne©️

This is our topic on Season 2, episode 4 of the DiepCJourney podcast. 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, The Veveliss Chronicles: The Crescent and the Cross.

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 deal with those changes. This was a fascinating conversation I will be listening to myself again to absorb the richness of this conversation.