WE Have Cancer

WE Have Cancer

Why Cancer Patients Should Advocate For Their Care, With Maureen Famiano
Jan 14, 2020 33:51

Why Cancer Patients Should Advocate For Their Care, With Maureen Famiano

Maureen Famiano was originally diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in 2010. Six weeks after colon resection surgery she learned her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
Sunrise; A Story of Healing and Coping With Grief, With Mark Potter
Dec 31, 2019 33:55

Sunrise; A Story of Healing and Coping With Grief, With Mark Potter

Mark Potter One month after retiring as a news correspondent with NBC, Mark Potter found himself in the role as cancer caregiver for his wife Judith. As a way to find some solitude during this difficult time, /mark began photographing the beautiful sunrises of Miami, Florida. After Judith's death in April of 2019, Mark found this early morning routine to be a source of comfort, or as he put it, his "church without a roof."
Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw
Dec 17, 2019 27:16

Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw

Kandis' mother succumbed to cancer in 2014. Not only was she her mother's caregiver she also was charged with caring for her younger siblings. During this time she was literally burning the candle at both ends.
Tatiana Suarez; Her Story of Conquering Cancer and Winning In the UFC
Dec 01, 2019 33:31

Tatiana Suarez; Her Story of Conquering Cancer and Winning In the UFC

Tatiana Suarez started wrestling when she was three years' old. Right before she was to compete in the 2012 Olympics in London, she was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.
Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient Christy Lorio
Nov 19, 2019 32:03

Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient Christy Lorio

In 2017 while traveling in Ireland, Christy had a seizure. The doctors traced the source of the seizure to a tumor in her brain which had metastasized from her rectum. She was 37 years old and had stage 4 rectal cancer.
When Cancer Returns After Being Cured
Nov 05, 2019 37:36

When Cancer Returns After Being Cured

In 2005 Wendi was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic ovarian cancer. She also tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene. After treatment, which included a hysterectomy and prophylactic double mastectomy, she was pronounced "cured" after five years. Early in 2019, after 14 years her cancer returned.
What Cancer Taught A Disaster Psychologist About Faith and Resilience
Oct 22, 2019 38:38

What Cancer Taught A Disaster Psychologist About Faith and Resilience

Dr. Jamie Aten is the Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College. A survivor of colorectal cancer, he's also the author of A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience.
Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin
Oct 08, 2019 36:47

Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin

As a breast cancer survivor, Sylvie Leotin understands the the unseen needs of cancer patients. As a former ballerina and computer scientist, Sylvie seeks to integrate the mind, body and heart to live a more meaningful life. During our conversation we discussed: The importance of mindfullness and meditation and the role it plays in her healing. Why she wakes up in the middle of the night to meditate. How her training as a ballerina helped her to become self-compassionate. Why it's difficult for patients to
Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki
Sep 24, 2019 25:49

Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki

Janet Fanaki created Resilient People, Stories to Inspire while caring for her husband who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Brain Cancer in 2016. During our conversation we discussed the origins of her Resilient People project.
Diagnosed With Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer, But Focused On Hope
Sep 10, 2019 33:42

Diagnosed With Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer, But Focused On Hope

In the spring of 2016 Chris Lawrence was diagnosed with stage 4 Bile Duct cancer. While laying in his hospital bed, his father wrote "Hope Has Arrived" on the whiteboard. Thus the non-profit organization hopehasarrived.com was born.