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43 minutes | a day ago
62. Dr. Meggie Smith and Dr. Jaime Knopman (All About Fertility & Cancer)
On today’s episode, I am speaking with Drs. Meggie Smith and Jaime Knopman. Both are reproductive endocrinologists and fertility specialists. Dr. Meggie Smith is based out of Nashville, Tennessee and Dr. Jaime Knopman is the Director of Fertility Preservation for CCRM New York. She is also the Chief Medical Officer of the Chick Mission, an amazing organization whose mission is to ensure that every young woman newly diagnosed with cancer has the option and means to preserve fertility. On this episode, we talk about everything related to cancer and fertility — egg preservation, IVF and cancer risk, pregnancy after cancer and much more. We also discuss the Chick Mission’s upcoming virtual race to raise money for fertility preservation – sign up now at https://www.racelikeagirl.org – race kicks off on Mother’s Day and goes through Women’s Health Week!
46 minutes | 8 days ago
61. Alyssa Lakes (Breast & Brain Cancer Survivor)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Alyssa Lakes. Alyssa carries the BRCA1 gene mutation and was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer at the age of 36 when her son was just a few months old. Just recently, as she approached the 5 year anniversary of being cancer-free, she started having neurologic changes and seizures and was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor called an ependymoma. She’s recently completed surgery (craniotomy) and radiation. We talk about everything—her mother’s breast cancer history, how she navigated marriage, parenthood and fertility during cancer, how she talked to her son about cancer and how she believes in practicing gratitude and mindfulness. You can follow both Alyssa (@alylakes) and Dr. Teplinsky (@drteplinsky) on Instagram.
53 minutes | 15 days ago
60. Gila Pfeffer (Breast Cancer Previvor & Survivor)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Gila Pfeffer. Gila is a writer, freelance journalist, mother of four teens, a wife, a New Yorker living in London and a breast cancer previvor and survivor. Gila has a strong family history of cancer and had been found to have a BRCA gene mutation. She had made the decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy but at the time of her surgery, was actually diagnosed with breast cancer. We talk about how her family history has shaped her future, the decisions and choices she made surrounding her treatment, discussions about cancer with her children, relationships between oncologists and patients, and so much more. This conversation brings some humor to an often dark topic and absolutely worth listening to. You can follow both Gila (@gilapfeffer) and Dr. Teplinsky (@drteplinsky) on Instagram.
51 minutes | 22 days ago
59. Ingrid Kolstoe (Living with a Rare Ovarian Cancer)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Ingrid Kolstoe. Ingrid was one of the first guests on the Interlude Podcast (Episode 3) back in 2019 when she had just been diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer, called low grade serous ovarian carcinoma. She returns on this episode to talk about her treatments over the past two years and the work that she has done as a patient advocate for this disease. We talk about disparities in access to care, importance of self-empowerment and how to live in the uncertainty of a future.
19 minutes | a month ago
58. All About Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
Join host Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky on today’s episode as she reviews the basics of endometrial (uterine) cancer. Learn about risk factors, common symptoms and presentation of endometrial cancer, screening, diagnosis and treatment. This episode focuses on the importance of educating yourself so that you can advocate for your health.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
57. Allie Moreno (Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Allie Moreno. Allie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 22 weeks pregnant with her second child. On today’s episode, we talked about her cancer treatment while pregnant and postpartum and how she is now focused on empowering herself and others through fitness. We talk about why exercise is such a critical part of her life, body image during cancer and beyond, the importance of asking for help and much more.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
56. Kandis Draw (Ovarian Cancer Caregiver & Advocate)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Kandis Draw. Kandis was the primary caregiver for her mother who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2014 and has since become an incredible advocate for ovarian cancer, working with multiple organizations including Gilda’s Club and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. On today’s episode, we discuss the unique needs and struggles of caregivers and how it is critical for them to have support and help so that they can work through isolation and grief and find the strength and stamina that they very much need. We speak about the need for self-care so that you’re able to provide for others. Finally, we talk about how to have those difficult conversations with your loved one and how to support them if you don’t necessarily agree with their goals or plan.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
55. Rachel Peterson (Going Flat After Breast Cancer Surgery)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Rachel Peterson. Rachel was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at 27 and made the decision to forego breast reconstruction when she had a bilateral mastectomy and to go flat. On this episode, Rachel speaks a lot about why and how she made the decision and what advice she has for others. We also discuss body image after breast surgery, dating after cancer, how words & language matter (be curious and not judgmental!) and the importance of mental health.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
54. Teaching Tuesday: Chemotherapy Preparedness
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she talks about how to set yourself up for success when starting chemotherapy. On today’s episode, learn about the importance of logistics, getting all the supplies you need and optimizing your life both at home and at work. The most important thing is to have a clear plan, to be open and to communicate your needs.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
53. Kikkan Randall (Olympic Cross Country Skier and Breast Cancer Survivor)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Kikkan Randall. Kikkan is a cross country skier, 5 time Olympian, Olympic and World Champion, wife, mother, and a breast cancer survivor. Kikkan was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35, just months after winning the Olympic Gold Medal with Jessie Diggins during the team sprint in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. On today’s episode, she shares her story, focusing on how being an athlete helped her get through treatment. We speak a lot about mindset and goal setting and what’s next for Kikkan.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
52. Kelly Thomas (Triple Negative Breast Cancer at 33)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Kelly Thomas. Kelly was diagnosed with triple negative stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 33. On this episode, we discuss the importance of doctor-patient communication, nutrition (and her experience with the keto diet) and exercise in breast cancer, and the power of the online community when it comes to the cancer journey.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
51. Jessica Hensley (Leukemia & Breast Cancer Survivor)
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she speaks with Jessica Hensley. Jessica was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), went through intensive treatment and then was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is a certified yoga instructor and teaches LYT yoga which is a type of yoga incorporating functional movement and physical therapy. On this episode, we discuss the importance of movement and mindset in all aspects of life and how Jessica used these tools to focus on cancer treatment & recovery.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
50. Teaching Tuesday: How To Be More Plant Based
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she talks how about to incorporate more plants in your diet. On this episode, she and her husband, Dr. Igor Elyash, talk about the changes he has made to his diet in the last six months – starting from cutting out processed foods to becoming entirely vegan. Learn about plant-based sources of protein, safety of soy products, how to talk to your partner/family about the changes you are making, what to order in a restaurant and so much more.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
49. Teaching Tuesday: Questions To Ask Your Oncologist
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she discusses the top questions you should be asking your medical oncologist. On this episode, learn about some of the most important questions to ask during your initial consultation, during active treatment (such as chemotherapy), and in the follow-up/surveillance setting.
16 minutes | 6 months ago
48. Teaching Tuesday: Cancer & COVID-19 Update
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she discusses the recent data on cancer & COVID-19. On this episode, learn about the latest research, who is at increased risk, and the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care, care delivery and cancer screening.
11 minutes | 7 months ago
47. Teaching Tuesday: What happens if you have an abnormal mammogram?
Join host, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky, as she discusses what happens if you are told you have an abnormal mammogram. On this episode, learn about additional imaging that you may need, the next steps if you need a biopsy, potential results and how to empower yourself to take control of the situation.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 45 Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Join host Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky on today’s episode as she reviews the general principles for treatment of ovarian cancer. Learn about the use of chemotherapy and surgery for upfront cancer treatment, the general side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments that are sometimes utilized including intraperitoneal chemotherapy, bevacizumab and PARP inhibitors.
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 44: Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
Join host Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky on today’s episode as she reviews ovarian cancer signs and symptoms, work-up and diagnosis. Learn about the common symptoms women present with and the importance of listening to your body and advocating for yourself.
28 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 43: Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors
Join host Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky on today’s episode as she reviews ovarian cancer risk factors. Learn about which factors increase your risk of ovarian cancers, which factors don’t, and which are protective against developing ovarian cancer.
13 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 42: Ovarian Cancer Screening
Join host Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky on today’s episode as she reviews ovarian cancer screening. Learn about who is considered high risk for ovarian cancer screening, what options are available for screening and what the current recommendations are for who should get screened and when.
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