Please note: While our archived programs have great information, they are in an area we are no longer actively maintaining. Since medical progress marches ahead, please see your own doctor and other resources for the latest medical information that’s right for you.

Archived Programs

Rediscovering Yourself After Cancer

Cancer is one of the toughest battles any patient will have to fight in their lifetime. But upon successful treatment, is there also a new person that emerges? Is it possible to rediscover yourself? Hilde Stapleton talks about how she rediscovered herself after advanced melanoma and how she was able to find joy in the small things in life.

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Staying Positive During Cancer Treatment

How do you remain positive while undergoing cancer treatment? Dianne Stewart, a stage IV lung cancer patient currently undergoing treatment, takes us on her journey through diagnosis, her metamorphosis and the newfound pleasure she takes in encouraging other patients.

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When Cancer Returns: Coping with Recurrence As a Family

The fear of cancer recurrence is normal among cancer survivors. It was no different for 3-time sarcoma survivor, Tish Beck. How can patients help themselves and their families not to be paralyzed by fear of a recurrence? Tish Beck shares how she and her family coped.

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How Can Cancer Survivors Help the Newly Diagnosed?

Dr. Bob Boyd made the transition from delivering over 10,000 babies to giving back to cancer survivors in a big way.

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Coping with Cancer As a Couple

Tish and Rob Beck explain how cancer brought them closer together and share their advice for coping with a cancer diagnosis.

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Establishing and Coordinating Caregiver Roles

How can family and friends rally together to help a loved one during a health crisis? Sherea Cary provides tips on recruiting family and friends for caregiver roles when a family member is dealing with a major health concern.

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Doctor Turned Cancer Survivor Counsels Newly Diagnosed

Dr. Bob Boyd, a former OB-GYN, was diagnosed with advanced cancer after a routine exam. Now, as a survivor, he gives hope to the newly diagnosed and encourages other survivors to do the same. Watch.

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How to Be a Valuable Advocate for Your Loved One

When your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, how can you best help them? Sherea Cary, a caregiver and communications specialist, explains how her father’s prostate cancer diagnosis changed her life and encouraged her to take action.

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Beliefs that Get in the Way: Overcoming Receiving Deficit Disorder

How do you reach out before you burn out? Contributor Yosaif August sheds light on how important it is for caregivers to cultivate beliefs that help them and their loved one be well cared for.

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Caregiving from Afar, Especially for Aging Parents

More and more people are being called upon to care for their parents from afar. Contributor Yosaif August shares how you really can live your deeply held values while caregiving from a distance.

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Caregiving Tips: The Benefits of Using Care Sites

Yosaif August, author and life coach, highlights the benefits of using care sites and how you can use them best to care for your loved one.

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Following the Rise in Oral Cancer and Treatment

Dr. Steven Wang from UCSF Medical Center discusses the rise in oral cancer and the complex but promising treatment options for patients. Patient Christine Schulz shares her story.

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Fighting Cancer In Your Kitchen

Contributor Christopher Springmann shares tips on how you can fight cancer in your kitchen.

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Saving a Dad's Life

Patient Power Contributor, Christopher Springmann, believes his daughter saved his life after noticing an odd bump and insisting he get checked out.

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Promising Early Results From Triple Drug Combination for Myeloma Patients

Dr. William Bensinger details results from a phase l trial reported ASH 2012 testing a new, triple drug combination to help relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients.

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The Power of Cancer Patients Coming Together

Cancer patient empowerment is gaining steam in Spain with patients and advocacy groups coming together to share information, resources, education and support.

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Targeted Treatment for Breast Cancer

Targeted treatment for breast cancer through external beam radiation is offering hope for those newly diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Christine Fang, radiation oncologist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, details how this important approach provides benefit for patients.

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New Lung Cancer Test to Guide Treatment

Dr. David Jablons discusses a new test for lung cancer and explains how it can help improve the odds of survival through an early stage cancer assessment.

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What to Do When Your Loved One is Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with brain cancer, it can turn your life up upside down. What should you do first? Should you get a second opinion?

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Would You Ask Your Doctor This Question?

Christopher reminds us of the importance of asking questions by not "paying the price" to be nice when it comes to your healthcare.

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Traveling to Find the Right Care-- Christy Butterfield's Story

While there are 22,000 new cases a year, brain tumors are rare. While vacationing in Breckenridge, Colorado Christy Butterfield started to have severe headaches and nausea.

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Brain Tumors are Rare But Not to MD Anderson

Being diagnosed with brain cancer is unnerving. The first step in your treatment is the most critical. Make it Count. Join Dr. Ganesh Rao, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Christy Butterfield, a patient diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma of the right frontal lobe, to learn about how brain tumors are rare but not to MD Anderson.

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Cancer and Humor: The Man with the Pink Ribbon Tattoo

Breast cancer in men? Very uncommon. One man's funny story with lessons for all of us.

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New Cervical Cancer Guidelines for Women

There are new guidelines for women to support early detection of cervical cancer. What are the implications? Dr. Linda Hipps, Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Washington and Director of Pre-Invasive Disease at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, shares details about these important recommendations.

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A European Patient-Advocate Speaks Out: Advice on How to Be a Powerful Patient

Jan Geissler gives patients valuable information on the importance of becoming your own healthcare advocate

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New Efforts to Advance Brain Cancer Research

Learn about the new approaches researchers from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are testing in brain cancer clinical trials. Dr. Daniel Silbergeld, a neurosurgeon, details an ongoing trial of a drug used during surgery to support tumor removal accuracy. Dr. Maciej Mrugala, a neuro oncologist, reviews several clinical trial efforts to eradicate tumor cells with higher safety.

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Doctor as Patient: A Leading Urologist’s Experience as a Prostate Cancer Survivor

Dr. Paul Schellhammer, a leading prostate cancer researcher and urologic oncologist, is intimately familiar with prostate cancer. As an expert in the field, Dr. Schellhammer knew that someday, he too might face prostate cancer, but he wasn’t quite prepared when his friend and pathologist showed him test results revealing a more aggressive form of the disease.

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Stupid Cancer: Teaching Young Adults with Cancer to Keep Fighting

Learn how The Stupid Cancer! Foundation is bringing young adults with cancer and those who have survived it together...

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The Keys to Cancer Survivorship

This is a podcast about The Keys to Cancer Survivorship

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How I Moved on With My Life After Prostate Cancer

How I Moved on With My Life After Prostate Cancer

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