Kids Kicking Cancer

Adolescence and the teen years are hard enough by themselves.  Imagine having to deal with cancer on top of it all. According to the National Cancer Institute, that’s the reality for one out of every 325 adolescents under the age of 20. However, there is hope.  The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital reports the teen cancer survival rate is now approximately 85 percent.  That’s an increase of 20 percent over the past 30 years. On this edition of The Regina Brett Show, Regina talks with teen cancer survivors about their journey through cancer and the lessons learned through their trials. Clinical psychologist Laura Gerak, PhD and pediatric oncologist Dr. Lisa Hackney also share the best ways to support a family who has a child diagnosed with cancer. Plus, Regina Brett Show producer Danielle Wiggins takes you to a local prom geared towards providing the ultimate experience for current and former cancer patients ages 12 through 19. Listen to Full Show Audio
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How Regina Brett found freedom when she lost her hair during chemo

You get a new appreciation for hair once you’ve lost all of yours. I was bald for a brief time when I lost my hair to chemotherapy 15 years ago. When you lose all your hair you lose a measure of security, self worth and beauty that you never knew to be false. People stare at you....
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Cancer Poetry

Do you believe in the therapeutic power of written words? Lance Colie and Dr. Lissa McKinley do. They both turned to writing to help cope with the grief of a cancer diagnosis. On this edition of The Regina Brett Show, both Lance and Dr. McKinley share with Regina how writing and poetry helped them see the world with new light through the lens of cancer.
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Be The Miracle

If you’re looking for a holiday miracle, look no further than a mirror. On this edition of The Regina Brett Show, Regina talks to everyday people who decided to be the miracle and make what seemed impossible, possible. Hear about the center that promotes healing for those touched by cancer; the miraculous story of Sudanese refugees who found hope in Cleveland, and how one organization raises $10,000 in one hour for local charities.  
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