Thursday, March 27, 2008

Breast Cancer Genetics (Episode 15)

Is breast cancer hereditary? Listen in as Alegent Health Cancer Genetics Nurse, Twila Westercamp, discusses how genetics can play a role in developing the disease. This week's other guest is Carrie, a breast cancer survivor whose immediate family members have also suffered from cancer.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Every Woman Matters (Episode 14)

Every Woman Matters is a program designed to help those who can't help themselves. The program is for women 40 through 64 years of age, who have limited or no health insurance, and have a low or medium income. Since its inception in 1991, EWM has screened 60,253 women and diagnosed 781 breast cancers. EWM marketing specialist, Tracy Bono and Susan G. Komen Executive director, Lynette Farhart, are this week's guests.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lympedema (Episode 13)

Lympedema is the chronic swelling of a body part which affects millions world-wide. Usually, Lympedema happens after cancer surgery or radiation therapy. More than three million breast cancer patients are expected to experience the condition, and anyone who has had cancer treatment that has affected the lymph nodes is at risk. Alegent Health Occupational Therapist Rachel Clasemann, and breast cancer survivor, Loretta, are this week's guests. Listen in as they share their experiences and talk about treatment for this condition.