Cancer advocacy, storytelling, and survivorship with Dr. Veronika Panagiotou

Cancer advocacy, storytelling, and survivorship with Dr. Veronika Panagiotou

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In this episode of Bag It’s podcast, Your Guide Through Cancer, host and Executive Director, Mindy Griffith chats with Dr. Veronika Panagiotou, who currently serves as the advocacy and program manager at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.  She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a few days after celebrating her 25th birthday. Eight years later, she uses her cancer diagnosis and the knowledge she has gained through the process to empower other cancer survivors to tell their stories and support their advocacy.

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Lifestyle Recommendations To Reduce Risk Or Recurrence of Cancer

Lifestyle Recommendations To Reduce Risk Or Recurrence of Cancer

Dr. Sheena Patel Swanner

Did you know that 42% of cancers are potentially preventable? In this episode of Bag It’s podcast, Your Guide Through Cancer, host and Executive Director, Mindy Griffith chats with AICR’s Director of Nutrition Programs Sheena Patel Swanner.  She provides simple lifestyle recommendations you can start today to help reduce your risk of cancer or a recurrence. Learn more and Take the Healthy 10 challenge today!

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Sheila McGlown: Cancer Advocate for The Black Community

Sheila McGlown: Cancer Advocate for The Black Community

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Your Guide Through Cancer podcast host, Bag It Executive Director, Mindy Griffith interviews Stage 4 Cancer Survivor and Advocate Sheila McGlown. A wonderful example of what Bag It can do for you or your loved ones during this trying and worrying time. Join Mindy for this uplifting story.

Sheila uses her voice to raise awareness about the racial disparities faced by black women throughout their breast cancer journey. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is devastating for anyone, and Sheila passionately believes that racial disparities should not have an impact on the standard of treatment that black women receive.

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Effects of Racial Discriminations on Health Outcomes

Effects of Racial Discriminations on Health Outcomes

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On this episode of Your Guide Through Cancer podcast, host and Bag It Executive Director, Mindy Griffith speaks with Dr. Rodgers Wilson, a forensic psychiatrist by training with an interest in transcultural psychology. They explore the effects of racial discriminations on health outcomes as well as the importance of early detection in cancer, sharing your personal history with your healthcare team and having the tools to move forward after a cancer diagnosis is critical to living your best life.

With over 30 years of clinical leadership experience, Dr. Wilson has worked with capitated provider organizations to improve population health management and instituted population health management strategies for health plans to impact the clinical care for high-risk clinical populations.

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Imerman Angels — One-on-One Peer Support

Imerman Angels — One-on-One Peer Support

Jonny Immerman

On this episode of Bag It’s podcast, Your Guide Through Cancer, Host & Executive Director, Mindy Griffith, talks with Jonny Imerman.co-founder of  ImermanAngels.org, a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides free one-on-one peer cancer support for thousands of cancer families each year & partners with hundreds of hospitals.

Jonny Imerman grew up in Metro Detroit and shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan, he was diagnosed with advanced cancer & experienced 2 years of chemo & surgeries. Jonny also co-founded CLOZTALK.com, a giant e-store where people can buy made-on-demand, high-quality “nonprofit org” brand logo apparel & choose from hundreds of vetted causes.

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