139. Dr. Narjust Florez (Let’s Talk About Lung Cancer, Sexual Health and Cancer Disparities)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
1d ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Dr. Narjust Florez, a thoracic medical oncologist and Associate Director of the Cancer Care Equity Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical interests include targeted therapy for lung cancer, care of women with lung cancer and aspects of their cancer survivorship-including sexual health! She is the principal investigator of the Sexual Health Assessment in Women with Lung Cancer (SHAWL) Study, the largest study to date evaluating sexual dysfunction in women with lung cancer. She is also a leading resea ..read more
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137. Bri Rickertsen (Breast Cancer Survivor and Founder of The Nifty 150)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
2w ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Bri Rickertsen. Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 in 2020 and she used movement and meditation to get through chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and targeted treatment. Now that she is done with active treatment, her goal is to increase the number of cancer survivors and thrivers – in and out of treatment – who are reaching exercise and movement guidelines. She is the founder of The Nifty 150 – an approach aimed at providing recommendations for 150 minutes of suggested cardio and strength workouts (alongside stretching and meditation) each week ..read more
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136. Morgan Adams (Holistic Sleep Coach and Breast Cancer Survivor)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
1M ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Morgan Adams. Morgan Adams is a holistic sleep coach for women who struggle with getting a good night’s sleep consistently. Her goal is to help women feel better and live better, and the key to both begins with a good night’s sleep. Morgan is a former insomniac who spent almost a decade using prescription sleeping pills despite knowing that her overall sleep quality suffered. She’s also a two-time breast cancer survivor who advocates for a lifestyle of disease prevention, risk reduction, and integrating holistic strategies into cancer treatment. Find and ..read more
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135. Dr. Brooklyn Olumba (BRCA2 Mutation Carrier & 3-year Breast Cancer Survivor Diagnosed at Age 28)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
1M ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Dr. Brooklyn Olumba. Dr. Olumba is a clinical pharmacist, BRCA2 mutation carrier, and a 3-year breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 1B breast cancer at the age of 28 following an annual breast MRI at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is passionate about genetic testing, patient advocacy, and using social media as tool to connect community members together. Brooklyn shares her experience navigating breast cancer during the pandemic, being a healthcare provider as a patient, the good and bad of social media, the importance of allowing y ..read more
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134. Cancer and Mental Health
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by Dr. Teplinsky
1M ago
On today’s episode, I am talking all about cancer and mental health. We know that impacts on mental health are extremely prevalent throughout the entire spectrum of cancer from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Yet, there remains a significant stigma in talking about and addressing mental health. In this conversation, you’ll hear about anxiety and depression – how to identify symptoms, risk factors and both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic ways to begin to manage anxiety and depression. I share how to find a therapist and talk about social isolation, toxic positivity, survivor’s guilt ..read more
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133. Chelsey Gomez (Artist known as “Ohyouresotough”, Author, Advocate and Cancer Survivor )
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by Dr. Teplinsky
2M ago
Welcome back to the Interlude Podcast. You are listening to Episode 133, a conversation with Chelsey Gomez. On today’s episode, I am speaking with Chelsey Gomez, the artist known as “Ohyouresotough.” She is a two time survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma and owns a non traditional cancer brand of the same name, “Ohyouresotough” which emphasizes humor as a way to cope with cancer and chronic illness. Chelsey uses her art to advocate for the AYA (adolescent and young adult) cancer community and the cancer community as a whole. She has also published several children’s books and adult coloring books focu ..read more
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132. Anna Crollman (Fertility and Pregnancy After Breast Cancer)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
2M ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Anna Crollman. Anna is an 8-year triple-positive breast cancer thriver who is passionate about helping women own their unique stories, step into their authentic selves, and thrive through trauma with self-love, wellness, and style. She is a women’s health advocate, a mama to a 3-year-old and a baby on the way, and a fashion enthusiast. Anna shares her experience with breast cancer in her 20s, how she navigated her fertility and pregnancy journey after breast cancer and where she is now. You can find Anna @mycancerchic on all social media channels and her ..read more
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131. Beth Browning (Biologist and Runner Living with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
2M ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Beth Browning. Beth is a biologist, a mom of 2, a runner, and is living with stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was training for the Chicago Marathon in June 2021 when she felt a lump under her arm. She was initially suspected to have breast cancer but was ultimately diagnosed with ovarian cancer. One of the first questions that she asked her oncologist was “Can I still run the marathon?” Beth talks about her treatment which has included chemotherapy, surgery, and maintenance treatment with Avastin and Lynparza (a PARP inhibitor). She tells us about running and ..read more
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129. Roberta Lombardi, President and Founder of Infinite Strength
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by Dr. Teplinsky
3M ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Roberta Lombardi. Roberta is a breast cancer survivor and early stage ally to the MBC community. She began Infinite Strength in 2018 to provide single mothers in active treatment for breast cancer with financial and emotional support. As the nonprofit grew, she understood the unique needs patients with MBC had and the lack of support and access to care for some groups. Infinite Strength is the only breast cancer nonprofit in the country that provides six months of recurring financial grants for single moms with MBC, while also providing support to their c ..read more
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128. Marcella Kelson (Postpartum Triple Negative Breast Cancer at Age 35)
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by Dr. Teplinsky
3M ago
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Marcella Kelson. Marcella is a Maternal Wellness specialist with a background in mental health and developmental psychology. Marcella’s mission is to provide authentic, tangible and empowering tools for millennial mothers. She herself is a mom to 4 year old Otto and 10 month old Francesca and was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in August 2022 when her daughter was four months old. She just completed neoadjuvant chemotherapy and immunotherapy and is now planning for surgery. On today’s episode, we talk about it all with a deep dive into mental ..read more
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