Upfront About Breast Cancer – What You Don’t Know Until You Do
Season 2: Upfront About Breast Cancer – What You Don’t Know Until You Do: Unlimited, with Dr Charlotte Tottman
With over 58,000 listens, season 1 proved to be a valuable resource that shared the reality of what it’s like going through a breast cancer experience.
Season 2 is unlimited to reflect a broader experience from a clinical perspective, stripping away the common limitations imposed by the discomfort associated with difficult topics, while providing practical strategies to help people at any stage of their breast cancer experience.
Start your day with Charlotte and Kellie as they have meaningful conversations about many topics including anxiety, advocating for yourself, causal beliefs, metastatic breast cancer, re-starting life after treatment, behavioural changes, boundary setting, different perspectives, side effects and the inevitable; death and mortality.
Season 1: Upfront About Breast Cancer – What You Don’t Know Until You Do
Dr Charlotte Tottman established her own private practice in psycho oncology, providing psychological treatment for cancer-related distress, before being diagnosed with breast cancer herself, giving Charlotte’s understanding of a cancer experience a whole new dimension.
Throughout the podcast series we have meaningful conversations about many topics, including the initial shock of diagnosis, emotional isolation, and coming to terms with those who show up, and those who may not during your journey, body image difficulties, how cancer changes your overall perception of life, the impact on sexuality and intimacy, and fear of cancer recurrence.
Listen to episodes and read transcripts:
- Episode 0: Welcome to Season 2: Unlimited
- Episode 1: A Mixed Dozen: Anxiety in a Cancer Context
- Episode 2: Forged in Fire: Relationships with your Medical Team and Self-advocacy
- Episode 3: Sugar, Stress, and Misdemeanours: Causal Beliefs
- Episode 4: Bittersweet: Living with Metastatic Disease
- Episode 5: Re-Entry Wobbles: Re-starting Life after Cancer Treatment
- Episode 6: Hanging Out with The Bad Boys: Helpful and Not So Helpful Behaviour Changes
- Episode 7: The View from the Other Side of the Bed: The Partner’s Perspective
- Episode 8: No. is a sentence: Boundary Setting
- Episode 9: Pain without Fear: Pain, Persistent Side Effects, and Palliative Care
- Episode 10: The Inevitable: Death, Dying and Mortality
- Episode 11: That’s a Wrap!
- Episode 1: D Day: Diagnosis shock
- Episode 2: A tale of two husbands: Emotional isolation
- Episode 3: The showing up and the letting down: Surprises and disappointments in relationships
- Episode 4: The mirror image: Body image difficulties
- Episode 5: The snow globe effect: Change of perspective
- Episode 6: The meltdown: Post treatment adjustment
- Episode 7: The next version of you: Managing expectations
- Episode 8: Learning new dance steps: Sexuality and intimacy
- Episode 9: Exercise is annoying (‘cos it works): The psychological and physical benefits
- Episode 10: The iron fist: Fear of cancer recurrence
We recommend that listeners exercise self-care when listening to this podcast, as some may find the content upsetting. BCNA’s Helpline provides a free confidential telephone and email service for people diagnosed with breast cancer, their family and friends. Our experienced team can help with your questions and concerns and direct you to relevant resources and services. Call 1800 500 258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upfront About Breast Cancer is a production of Breast Cancer Network Australia. Our theme music is by the late Tara Simmons.
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