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The Cancer Survival Toolbox is an award-winning series of audio programs developed by leading cancer organizations to help people develop important skills to meet the challenges of their illness. The audio programs address scenarios for many topics and issues cancer patients/survivors face during their cancer journey. The conversations touch on issues from how to communicate with your doctor, family and loved ones, to understanding complicated financial issues. Each scenario is inspired by t ...
 
OUR MISSION To facilitate tangible improvements in the lives of people who have been affected by cancer(s), by providing them and their loved ones the necessary survival tools, education, support and advocacy so that they can become responsible for and take an active role in their own medical care and wellbeing. OUR GOAL Our goal is to teach all people affected by cancer, including those with multiple cancers and/or rare cancers, to become CANCER THRIVERS.
 
After being confronted with grim statistics and sad stories online when researching his pancreatic cancer diagnose, Martin, a 32 year old Swiss guy, decides to look for more relatable stories. So he travels once around the world together with his wife Katarina to interview cancer survivors to hear more about how cancer can be a catalyst. In this narrative 8 part series you'll join the couple on their journey and hear from the people they met.
 
La meta de Herramientas para la Supervivencia al Cáncer es ayudarlo a desarrollar técnicas útiles en su vida diaria mientras afronta el diagnóstico y el tratamiento del cáncer. Los miembros de la familia y los encargados del cuidado de la salud también pueden utilizar estas herramientas con un niño o con cualquier otra persona con cáncer.
 
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Joel T Nowak from Cancer ABCs discusses with Dr. Rana McKay, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California in San Diego, her recently published article that analysizes real world data that demonstrates that Provenge (sipuleucel-T), an immune therapy for castrate resistant metastatic prostate cancer (mCR…
 
One of the most common question men with prostate cancer ask us at Cancer ABCs is if they can stop their hormone therapy (ADT) when they go on a second generation hormone treatment like abiraterone (Zytiga). A recent analysis of the SPARE Trial points us in the direction that it might be possible to halt ADT when you are taking Zytiga. SPARE was a …
 
Men who have a local prostate cancer recurrence, or their PSA starts increasing, after having prostate cancer surgery (a radical prostatectomy), the treatment of choice is considered salvage radiotherapy (SRT). In the post prostatectomy setting, SRT may impose significant risks and complications. Potential complications or side effects can include …
 
Genetic testing plays a major role in identifying an individual's risk for developing cancer as well as the management of many different cancers, including prostate cancer. It's important that we patients know the limits of a key federal privacy law that is supposed to protect us when we do have a genetic test. In June, 2020, there was a new set of…
 
Written Transcript at https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-racial-disparities-in-prostate-cancer-clinical-trials Joel T Nowak interviews Emily Rencsok, an MD/PhD student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discuss the findings of a recent publication which she was the first author that analyzed 59 prostate cancer clinical trials…
 
Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-pc-treatment-in-the-covid19-era Joel Nowak discusses how one doctor, Dr. Emmanuel Antonarakis from The Johns Hopkins Hospital has modified his prostate cancer treatments in the era of the coronavirus. Joel shares how Dr. Antonarakis has moved to using telemedicine when possible, the chang…
 
Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-provengesurvivaladvantage Dr. Tim Richardson talks with Joel Nowak talk about the real survival advantages that the immunotherapy known as Provenge (sipuleucel-T) offers to men, especially men who get the therapy while their PSA is low (Schellhammer data) and men with an African-American …
 
Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-urinary-incontinence-post-radical-prostatectomy-solutions Joel Nowak discusses why men who have a radical prostatectomy, or the surgical removal of their prostate gland to treat prostate cancer often suffer urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence negatively affects a man's quality of l…
 
Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-oncotype-prostate-sore-and-active-surveillance Mr. Anson Tharayanil, a Medical Science Liaison from Genomic Health rejoins Joel Nowak from Cancer ABCs to talk about another test for men diagnosed with low or favorable medium risk prostate cancer, the Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score. Th…
 
Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-using-the-genomic-health-arv-7-test-when-you-arev-aking-xtandi-zytiga-or-erleada In this podcast Anson Tharayanil, a Meical Science Liaison from Genomic Health, Inc. talks with Joel Nowak about their test, the Oncotype DX ARV-7 Nucleus Detect Test for men with castrate resistant metastati…
 
Dr. Ken Pienta from The Johns Hopkins Hospital explains all about metastatic prostate Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript-dr-ken-pienta-discusses-what-is-metastatic-prostate-cancercancer and how it spreads or metastasizes. He Includes in his discussion how prostate cancer is staged, how cancer migrates from the prostate gla…
 
Written Transcript at: https://www.cancerabcs.org/transcript Mark Hall was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer with a PSA of 4,400 and a Gleason Score of 8. Despite these terrible numbers he has been thriving the last four years with an undetectable PSA and a fantastic quality of life! Mark shares his journey, where under the guidance of Dr. …
 
Hearing that someone you know or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is often scary. Not only are you concerned about their health, but many of us are not sure how to speak with them or offer them help. We want to reach out to them, but we don't know if we should talk about their cancer. We also don't know how we can help them. Joel T. Nowak…
 
In this episode, you will hear first hand accounts from individuals that have battled their way through Breast Cancer. Our website CancerSS.com has a special page dedicated to this episode, which is filled with inspiring videos of more first hand accounts from Breast Cancer survivors: https://cancerss.com/5 Please take a second to hit the subscribe…
 
In this episode, you will hear first hand accounts from individuals that have battled their way through Leukemia. Our website CancerSS.com has a special page dedicated to this episode, which is filled with inspiring videos of more first hand accounts from Leukemia survivors: https://cancerss.com/4 Please take a second to hit the subscribe button to…
 
In this episode, you will hear first hand accounts from individuals that have battled their way through Osteosarcoma. Our website CancerSS.com has a special page dedicated to this episode, which is filled with inspiring videos of more first hand accounts from Osteosarcoma survivors: https://cancerss.com/3 Please take a second to hit the subscribe b…
 
In this episode, you will hear first hand accounts from individuals that have battled their way through Ewing's Sarcoma. Our website CancerSS.com has a special page dedicated to this episode, which is filled with inspiring videos of first hand accounts from Ewing's Sarcoma survivors. https://cancerss.com/2 Please take a second to hit the subscribe …
 
In this episode, you will hear first hand accounts from individuals that have battled their way through Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Here's the special link to help share Sequoia's story: https://cancerss.com/helpher Please take a second to hit the subscribe button to support our podcast and never miss a future episode.…
 
Standing Up for Your Rights means learning to actively do something in your own best interest. This is also known as self-advocacy. This program aims to help you feel more in control about your life, build confidence to face challenges that seem too difficult to ocvercome, reach out to others, and feel hopeful rather than hopeless.…
 
First Steps for the Newly Diagnosed refers to the information that needs to be gathered and the decisions that need to be made in the initial days and weeks after you are diagnosed with cancer. In this program, we offer practical guidelines designed to help you take those first steps toward successfully meeting the challenges that a cancer diagnosi…
 
Caring for the Caregiver was developed specifically to provide resources and support for cancer caregivers to help them address the issues they face on an ongoing basis. As a caregiver, it is easy to be overwhelmed by caring for a cancer survivor. An important point to remember is that you, as a caregiver, are also a survivor because you, too, are …
 
Living Beyond Cancer discusses a number of important issues that are specific to life beyond the diagnosis and initial treatment of cancer. Surviving cancer is more complicated than simply being sick or well, having cancer or being cancer free. Instead, it is a continual process that is constantly changing.…
 
Living Beyond Cancer discusses a number of important issues that are specific to life beyond the diagnosis and initial treatment of cancer. Surviving cancer is more complicated than simply being sick or well, having cancer or being cancer free. Instead, it is a continual process that is constantly changing.…
 
Aun cuando la muerte es una parte inevitable de la vida, muy pocos de nosotros sabemos simplemente qué decir o cómo encontrar el apoyo que necesitamos cuando estamos acercándonos al final de la vida y diciendo nuestros últimos adioses. Morir bien--La etapa final de supervivencia provee información para apoyar a los sobrevivientes (y sus familiares)…
 
Cuidados para el encargado del paciente fue creado para brindar a quienes cuidan a los pacientes con cáncer recursos y apoyo que les permitan afrontar los problemas que se les presentan constantemente.Door National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
 
Búsqueda de alternativas para pagar los cuidados está diseñado para ayudar a aquéllos sin seguro de salud o con seguro insuficiente que tienen dificultad para pagar los cuidados y los medicamentos.Door National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
 
Temas para la tercera edad fue concebido específicamente para abordar los problemas que pueden afrontar las personas de edad avanzada. Como ejemplos de esos temas podemos mencionar la obtención de cuidados de calidad a pesar de la edad y demás problemas de salud que usted tenga, la obtención de ayuda para pagar los medicamentos que necesita y la de…
 
Primeros pasos para el recién diagnosticado hace referencia a la información que se debe recolectar y las decisiones que se deben tomar durante los primeros días y semanas siguientes a su diagnóstico de cáncer. En este programa, le ofrecemos pautas prácticas diseñadas para ayudarle a dar esos primeros pasos para enfrentar con éxito los retos que un…
 
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