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Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does

PRESENTED ON JUN 17, 2016
IN EASTON @ VOL 5

“When life hands your friend or family member lemons, please do not tell them of someone else you know, that died of lemons!”

In "Cancer doesn't ruin friendships - your attitude does" from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5, Sarah Trimmer tells us how to be a good friend to someone with cancer - and somehow makes us laugh as we learn. Sara is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and has also lost both of her parents to cancer in just one year. Tune in as she goes through the big no-nos and acceptable things to say to a person currently on a fight with cancer.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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No Boobs, No Problem!

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 07, 2015

This presentation is a continuum of some of Lulu De Panbehchi's previous PK talks. We have seen her journey through chemotherapy as interpreted through her photography, her outlooks on life and her work at the time, and now her perspective on life after breast cancer. One thing is obvious, Lulu is a positive spirit.

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Save the Women not the Boobies

BY BETH FAIRCHILD
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2015

Beth Fairchild is a mother, wife, and a young woman living with breast cancer.

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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That's the Good Cancer, Right?

BY DAN DEAN
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Let's be straight about a couple of things: 1) cancer sucks a giant Matzo ball if you've got it; and 2) it's hard to make chit-chat with someone who does have it. In this offbeat presentation, cancer survivor Dan Dean offers you the 9 do's and don'ts of how to interact with that special cancer patient in your life. The tips will keep your feet firmly on the ground (and not in your mouth) and help you be an amazing support to someone in treatment

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Breast Cancer Treatment: History and Recent Advances

BY RICHARD RICHARDSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 11, 2017

Dr. Richard Richardson gives us a peak into the history of breast cancer, and what the future holds.  

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Testicular Cancer Education in a Nutshell

BY TORSTEN KOEHLER
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Torsten Koehler is a testicular cancer survivor, author of a book on the subject and founder of the awareness campaign “Love your Nuts". A student said to him once: ‘Thanks to you, I went to the doctor in time. You saved my life!’ Just by talking balls he is saving lives.

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If the Cancer doesn't Kill You, the Opioids will Try

BY GYLLIAN RAE SVENSSON
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 05, 2019

Gyllian Rae Svensson is an Artist, Musician & Mother. A two-time cancer survivor and serial entrepreneur; Gyllian excels at making something beautiful from what others discard.

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Not Your Mama's Breast Cancer!

BY DR. CAMELIA LAWRENCE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 12, 2019

Breast cancer! No one is immune to this disease, including men. Dr. Camilia Lawrence, a breast surgeon, talks about what you need to know about the disease and ways to fight it!