Interventional Pain Procedures for Cancer Pain

Interventional pain management procedures are a specialized form of pain treatment, and can be quite helpful. These treatments can be provided instead of medications, or integrative therapies, or along with those treatments. Sometimes, interventions can facilitate physical therapy, improve function, speed recovery, and improve quality of life, especially at the end of life.

Suzanne Somers, Breast Cancer, and Phototherapy, Part II

Suzanne Somers is best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on the 1970s sitcom, Three’s Company. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2000, had surgery, and then radiation therapy. We’ll talk more about how Suzanne got through the treatments, the pain, and how phototherapy patches have benefitted her health. David Schmidt, CEO …

Suzanne Somers, Breast Cancer, and Phototherapy, Part I

Suzanne Somers is best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on the 1970s sitcom, Three’s Company. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2000, had surgery, and then radiation therapy. We’ll find out how she got through the treatments, overcame the pain, and reshaped her life. David Schmidt, CEO of LifeWave joins us …

Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part II

On today’s show, we’ll highlight what you need to know about rectal cancer, and the painful symptoms that can occur.  Our first guest is Tommy Chong, part of the legendary comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Tommy will delve deeper into his battle with rectal cancer and the triumphs he’s achieved in overcoming both his …

Rectal Cancer: The Tommy Chong Story, Part I

On today’s show, we’ll highlight what you need to know about rectal cancer, and the painful symptoms that can occur.  Our first guest is Tommy Chong, part of the legendary comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Tommy will share his battle with rectal cancer and the triumphs he’s achieved in overcoming his pain. Then Dr. …

Cancer Pain

It’s estimated that over 12 million Americans have cancer. Sadly, severe and chronic pain occurs in over 30% of patients undergoing therapy and in almost 70% of patients with advanced disease. Nancy Amato, who is actively battling pancreatic cancer, shares an intimate portrait of her experience while Dr. Oscar De Leon of the Roswell Park …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part II

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …

Caregiving When Life Ends Part I

Being a Caregiver is certainly is a life-changing experience and it can be a life-affirming experience. Uncontrolled pain at the end of life can push all other priorities aside. We’re fortunate to have as our guest, Lisa Niemi Swayze. She and her husband, actor Patrick Swayze were married for 34 years until his death from …