Facing Cancer Together Podcasts
Experts discuss various topics relevant to those impacted by cancer. This monthly series of podcasts will feature experts in the area of social and emotional support, caregiving, finance, insurance, nutrition, children and teens and more. Visit this page every month for new and informative podcasts.
The Difference We Make! Podcast #1
Kelly Harris, CEO of Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia explains the many free programs and services available to anyone impacted by cancer at the 8 area CSCGP locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. She also discusses the history of CSCGP as well as the importance of obtaining support while going through treatment and beyond. Professionally facilitated social and emotional support for all members of the family, both children and adults, caregivers, cancer patients and friends/co-workers is discussed.
David Machek is a Social Security Attorney with offices is Jenkintown and Center City Philadelphia. He has extensive experience helping clients navigate Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). David joins host Rodney Warner to explain how the process works as well as the similarities and differences between the two programs.
Caresharing - How to take care of your loved one and yourself! Podcast #3
Dr. Yvonne Kaye, a “care sharer” and facilitator of the free program at Gilda’s Club “Laughing When Nothing Seems Funny”, shares tips and ideas for taking care of yourself when living with cancer during COVID19 as well as advice for those caring for cancer patients. Dr. Yvonne Kaye has been involved with people since 1951 in her native England. A survivor of the Second World War, she uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.
Justin Pilchman is a Newtown attorney specializing in Estate Planning. Justin joins host Rodney Warner and CEO Kelly Harris to explain the importance of drafting your importing documents to plan for contingencies when dealing with cancer.
Dr. Pamela J. Ginsberg is a Psychologist specializing in women’s issues, women’s health, and psycho-oncology. She works with women with cancer and other health challenges, life balance, grief and bereavement, stress management, decision-making, parenting, and relationship issues. Pam joins host Rodney Warner to discuss the universal response to a cancer diagnosis – the fear that the cancer will return.
If you want the most from your cancer treatment, you need to be engaged with your treatment team. You should ask questions, speak up if you have concerns, tell them your goals, and not just passively accept what you’re told. Carolyn Vachani, an oncology advanced practice nurse and the Managing Editor at OncoLink, a website of Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, is the guest.
Dayna spent her entire career working with cancer patients in the radiation field. Ten years ago, she had a life changing experience…. losing her husband. During the pandemic she wrote “The Cancer Treatment Journal”. This journal is a tool that people can use to navigate treatment decisions and also use to get through the treatment course. Listen to the podcast to see how you can use journaling and how it can help you!
Kids and teens have unique needs when they have cancer or when a parent, sibling or friend has cancer. CSCGP’s Children and Teen Manager discusses how kids cope and what our organization does to help.