Cancer Center at Clark Atlanta University

Your Health Connection On Coping With Cancer

Feb 19, 2014

JaQuitta Williams was joined last night on Your Health Connection by Tiffany Cochran, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan for a roundtable discussion of how to cope with cancer from the perspective of a survivor and a caregiver.

Tiffany Cochran was caregiver for her father Johnny Cochran through his battle with terminal brain cancer.  Ezell Blues is a nine year prostate cancer survivor who is also caring for a teenage son who has leukemia.  Publicist Christal Jordan is an ovarian cancer survivor.

Wednesday night at 6pm Jamal skates an hour early and the Cancer Center at Clark Atlanta University presents Your Health Connection, a live talk show about facing up to cancer. 

This month our topic is "coping with cancer" and JaQuitta is joined by guests including Tiffany Cochran, who cared for her father Johnny Cochran through terminal cancer, and Christal Jordan, an ovarian cancer survivor. 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University and Your Health Connection!  As we get together with family and friends over the holidays and enjoy our yams and hams and pumpkin pie, maybe a little spiked eggnog, it's important to remember that eating healthy today is one way to improve your chances of being cancer-free later.

Your Health Connection on WCLK featured a timely and important discussion of triple negative breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In a fascinating twist for listeners, our host JaQuitta Williams was also the guest survivor featured on the program.   She is a survivor of this particularly tough form of the disease, which disproportionately affects young people and African Americans.

JaQuitta was joined by leading Atlanta Surgeon Dr. Rogsbert Phillips-Reed, who operated on her and has helped many Atlantans through the ordeal of breast cancer over the years.

The Clark Atlanta University Community today mourns the death of Mrs. Evelyn G. Lowery (CC, '46), who died early this morning, Sept. 26.  surrounded by family in her home.  Mrs. Lowery suffered a stroke Sept. 18; however, doctors released her from the hospital Wednesday to be with family.

Your Health Connection is a resource for you, designed to help you find good health outcomes.  The program is produced by WCLK and the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

This month, Your Health Connection takes a look at HIV-AIDS and the cancers often associated with the disease.  Our guests are Dr. Vincent Bond and Rodney Love.  The show airs tonight at 6pm in place of Tell Me More, and is available here for on demand listening.