Your Health Connection featuring JaQuitta Williams returned for January with an informative live, interactive program focusing on thyroid cancer. 

Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women. It is the most common endocrine cancer. Thyroid cancer is a cancerous tumor or growth located within the thyroid gland.

The November 19 edition of Your Health Connection on WCLK featured Host(and Cancer Survivor) JaQuitta Williams discussing the issues involved with pregnancy and cancer. Her guest was 10 year cancer survivor and mom Perrie Adams, who endured a pregnancy with twins at the same time she went through chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment. Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University.

Here are relevant links to articles on the topic suggested by CCRTD's Dr. Kimberly Davis:

Your Health Connection for October features Breast Cancer Awareness Month, surviving the diagnosis and treatment.  Host JaQuitta Williams, a survivor herself, is joined by fellow survivor Ebony Steele and Dr. Jackie Walters.  They will take your calls live about getting beyond the pink ribbons and cliches and getting on with the choices and issues involved when you live with breast cancer yourself or have a loved one who lives with it.  Your Health Connection airs Wednesday, October 15 at 6pm exclusively on WCLK.

Prostate cancer kills African American men at disproportionately higher rates than the rest of the male population.  Host JaQuitta Williams was joined Wednesday September 17 and talked about it on Your Health Connection.  Our guests included Robert Carey, a prostate cancer survivor and board member of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, and Dr. Cimona Hinton, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and CCRTD Clark Atlanta University. They took listener calls and discussed the latest advances in treatment and diagnosis of this disease.

Your Health Connection returns Wednesday, August 20 at 6pm for another season of interactive talk radio with a purpose.  JaQuitta Williams is back as host, as we discuss what to do if you or a loved one gets diagnosed with cancer.  Fighting cancer takes medicine, mind, body, and a good support network.  JaQuitta's guests will include Psychiatric Oncologist Dr. Wendy Baer from the Winship Cancer Institute, and Medical Oncologist Dr. Laura Weakland with Georgia Cancer Specialists.

Join us Wed June 11 at 6pm for the June edition of Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams.  This is a best of edition about coping with cancer featuring  Tiffany Cochran Edwards, Ezell Blues, and Christal Jordan.

L-R Ezell Blues, Tiffany Cochran, JaQuitta Williams, Christal Jordan

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.

Jaquitta Williams and her guests on the May edition of Your Health Connection Wednesday talked about the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development and what they've been working on this year and how it may someday soon affect the life of you or your loved ones.

Our guests this month included Clark Atlanta University President Dr. Carlton Brown, CCRTD Director Dr. Shafiq Khan, Clark Atlanta University Trustee Mrs. Juanita Baranco, CCRTD Scientists Dr. Joann Powell and Dr. Kimberly Davis, and CCRTD Doctoral student Clement Boston.

Atlanta’s Jazz Station will recognize the exceptional work of organizations that have made a difference in Greater Atlanta through a series of on air spotlights and engagement initiatives:  WCLK Community Honors presented by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.  WCLK Community Honors presented by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead is a yearlong program that will honor a deserving organization every quarter beginning April 2014. 

Your Health Connection on WCLK on Wednesday, April 16 featured a discussion about the unlikely but very real issue of cancer in young people.  JaQuitta Williams hosted as we were joined by guests including Pediatric Oncologist Dr. John Bergsagel of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, 20-year-old leukemia survivor Daniel Blues, and Daniel's father Ezell Blues.

Your Health Connection Addresses Colon Cancer

Mar 7, 2014

Your Health Connection with JaQuitta Williams on Wednesday, March 12 featured a compelling discussion about colon cancer.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Our conversation featured your calls.  Our guests included Dan Weeks, a colon cancer survivor, as well as Dr. Mamoud Barrie of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates.