BREATHE Tv

Tigerlily Foundation’s BREATHE Tv is a sacred space, an educational and inspirational breast cancer lifestyle web series that brings together patients, providers and loved ones in a space of purpose, while engaging in authentic and meaningful conversations about cancer.

Episode 1: From Fearful to Fearless – Getting Educated About Your Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. In an instant, you’re thrust into a world that is completely foreign to you, without an anchor and oftentimes without a guide. In this episode, Ines Rodriguez, Breast Cancer Survivor and Clinical Nurse Educator does what she does best – the importance of helping patient understand their treatment options and journey.  Ines and Tigerlily Foundation ANGEL advocate Na’Diah Smith, an early-stage breast cancer warrior, and Tori Geib, a metastatic breast cancer (mBC) advocate share challenges they experienced, what helped them to better understand their diagnosis and “right for me” treatment options.  We are also joined by Patient Mentor, Edwina Lantigua, who shares her experiences working with young women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Patients need reliable treatment information and research updates from sources they trust. This episode helps to educate, inspire and build community, so no one thinks they’re alone. 

Host: 

Maimah Karmo – Breast Cancer Survivor & Founder, Tigerlily Foundation

Guests:

  • Ines Rodriguez, RN Breast Cancer Survivor & Clinical Nurse Educator, Puma Biotechnology
  • Edwina Lantingua, Patient Mentor, Puma Biotechnology
  • Na’Diah Smith, Early Breast Cancer Survivor and Tigerlily ANGEL advocate
  • Tori Gieb, Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivor and Tigerlily Advocate

Takeaway:

We are excited to provide our community with an early breast cancer (eBC) planning guide, empowering patients to become their own best advocates about their health.

Early Breast Cancer (eBC) Planning Guide (PDF)

Episode 2: Know Your Body/Know Your Patient 

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In this episode of Tigerlily’s BREATHE Tv, we talk with ANGEL Advocate Temi Omaghomi and Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Lori Wilson, about the medical challenges and barriers experienced by Black women. Join Dr. Lori Wilson along with our BREATHE special guests to learn important insights on the unique needs of Black women and the importance of providing equitable healthcare and support – including ensuring that all patients feel comfortable with having supportive dialogue with their doctors. 

Patients perspective:

  • Feeling comfortable talking to your healthcare provider
  • How to communicate with your healthcare provider about treatment options 
  • How to be actively involved in your treatment choices
  • Understanding a second opinion and how to get one

Medical professionals:

  • The unique needs of Black women
  • How to best support the medical needs of women of color 
  • How to provide emotional support and psychosocial support to patients
  • How to have culturally appropriate and “right for you” conversations with patients of color, to better understand their needs, and provide them with information about their health and ways to eliminate barriers

Host: 

Maimah Karmo, Breast Cancer Survivor & Founder, Tigerlily Foundation

Guests:

  • Dr. Lori Wilson, Metastatic Breast Cancer Thriver & Associate Professor Howard University College of Medicine; Chief, Surgical Oncology
  • Temi Omaghomi, Early Breast Cancer Survivor & Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate

Takeaway:

We are excited to provide our community with a downloadable handout on “Questions to Ask Your Doctor” (PDF), for both early stage and metastatic breast cancer patients, to guide them in their healthcare journey and a “Tele-Health Tip Sheet for Healthcare Providers” (PDF), to guide them to be compassionate providers and see their patients not only as patients but as people.

Episode 3: Navigating Treatments and the Plan of Care

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Episode 3 of BREATHE Tv focuses on discussing your treatment plan and the plan of care supporting your unique needs as a breast cancer patient.  In this episode, we dive into the side effects of treatments and ways to work through them. We also discuss the fear of recurrence and metastatic breast cancer.   We also talk about the importance of clinical trials, fears around medical mistrust within the Black community, what to know and how to get engaged.

Host: 

Maimah Karmo – Breast Cancer Survivor & Founder, Tigerlily Foundation

Guests:

  • Shonte Drakeford – Tigerlily MBC ANGEL Advocate, Nurse Navigator
  • Sonya Gallaway, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Science Liaison, Puma Biotechnology
  • Aliya Whipple, Breast Cancer & Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate

Takeaway:

We are excited to provide our community with a “BREATHE: Information to Compile About Yourself Before Your Appointment” to help patients navigate treatments.

Personal information to compile and complete before your appointment (PDF)

Episode 4: Time for Transformation 

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Cancer takes an emotional and mental toll on you, your family and caregivers, and this can have lasting impact.  In the final episode of BREATHE Tv, Season 1, Tigerlily ANGEL advocate Patricia Fox (eBC) advocate, Tigerlily ANGEL advocate (eBC), Tajuna Bradley (Nurse Practitioner), Esther Boykin (Licensed Therapist) and Bruce Vanhorn, Life Coach and Tigerlily Chief Transformational Officer talk about surviving and thriving during and after cancer.  We also dig into the impact cancer has on mental and emotional health, anxiety, depression, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. Patients learn where and how to get the help they need. This episode focuses on a holistic approaches, opening up and transforming through the trauma of one’s diagnosis.

Host: 

Maimah Karmo, Breast Cancer Survivor & Founder, Tigerlily Foundation

Guests:

  • Esther Boykin, Licensed Therapist 
  • Bruce Vanhorn, Chief Transformational Officer, Tigerlily Foundation
  • Tajuna Bradley, Nurse Practitioner, Georgia Cancer Specialists
  • Tameika Powell, MBC Disparities Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate
  • Patricia Fox, Early Breast Cancer Survivor & Tigerlily ANGEL Advocate

Takeaway:

We are excited to provide our community with a BREATHE Empowerment Worksheet to help you transform and visualize a healthy future.

BREATHE Tv has been brought to you in collaboration with Puma Biotechnology, Inc.