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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. During our conversation we discussed:
  • How a case of appendicitis led to the diagnosis of her cancer recurrence.
  • The challenges she now faces with the metastasis to her peritoneum.
  • HIPEC as an option for treatment of her cancer recurrence.
  • The long-term side effects of her initial treatment and how it’s impacted her life.
  • How her cancer recurrence has impacted decisions on her life moving forward.
  • How turning to her faith has brought her comfort.

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Connect with Wendi – http://wendicooper.com/

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What Cancer Taught A Disaster Psychologist About Faith and Resilience


What Cancer Taught A Disaster Psychologist About Faith and Resilience

Dr. Jamie Aten

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.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • How Terror Management theory explains why some people struggle to support those going through traumatic experiences like cancer.
  • How he struggled to ask for help during his treatment and how he overcame this challenge.
  • Redefining “strengths” and “weaknesses.”
  • How growing up in a small, blue collar town impacted his view of the world and his career choice.
  • How he came to be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014.
  • Why those touched by cancer should be cautious of optimism.
  • How Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect cancer patients.

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Jamie’s book, A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resiliencehttps://www.amazon.com/Walking-Disaster-Surviving-Resilience-Spirituality-ebook/dp/B07M6QL56C/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1ZRLYE0B9A1PN&keywords=a+walking+disaster+by+jamie+aten&qid=1571591927&sprefix=a+walking+dis%2Caps%2C170&sr=8-1

CancerToday article, Coping With Traumahttps://www.cancertodaymag.org/Pages/cancer-talk/Coping-With-Trauma.aspx

Humanitarian Disaster Institute – https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/academic-centers/humanitarian-disaster-institute/

Lotsa Helping Hands – https://lotsahelpinghands.com/

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Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin


Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin

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 hear phrases like “congratulations on finishing treatment” and “you beat cancer!”
  • How working in Lean Innovation in Silicon Valley has changed how she looks at cancer treatment centers and how they interact with patients.

 

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Sylvie’s Blog, The Voice of the Cancer Patienthttps://sylvieleotin.com/

Sylvie’s article in the Journal of Patient Experience, “An Insider View of the Cancer Radiation Experience Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient.” – https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2374373519832604

Connect with Sylvie on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sleotin

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Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki


Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki

Janet Fanaki – Resilient People

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:

  • How she came up with the idea for Resilient People.
  • Why building a community has benefited her.
  • How her husband came to be diagnosed with Glioblastoma and the treatment that was prescribed for him.
  • The current state of her husband’s health.
  • How she finds the stories to profile on Resilient People.
  • The story of Jason Fiorotto, who founded the Tory Day Fund in memory of his wife who passed away from Breast Cancer.
  • What she’s learned from the Resilient People project.
  • The story of the 90 year-old Holocaust survivor profiled on her site.

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Resilient People – http://www.resilientpeople.ca/

Resilient People on Instagram – https://instagram.com/resilientpeopleca

Resilient People on Twitter – https://twitter.com/resilientpeopl

Resilient People on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/resilientpeopleca/

The Tory Day Fund – http://www.toryday.org/

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


Chris Lawrence was diagnosed with stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer, but focused on hope.

Chris Lawrence – WE Have Cancer

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.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • How Chris came to be diagnosed with stage 4 Bile Duct cancer.
  • Why he created Hope Has Arrived
  • The decision to move back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was originally from
  • How Genomic Sequencing saved his life
  • His thoughts on the future of his health
  • The future plans for Hope Has Arrived
  • The important role that his faith plays in his life
  • The positive things that he’s experienced since his diagnosis

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

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Hope Has Arrived – https://www.hopehasarrived.com/

Hope Has Arrived on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hopehasarrived/

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Fear of a Cancer Recurrence; An Emotional Conversation With Courtney Forget


Courtney Forget & Bagel Man

A cancer recurrence is every cancer survivors greatest fear. In her return visit to the WE Have Cancer podcast, Courtney Forget talks intimately about this fear. We also discussed:

  • How she went from looking forward to her ileostomy reversal – as discussed in Episode 43 – to loving her life with a permanent ostomy.
  • Living with the constant fear of a cancer recurrence after having two “cancer scares.”
  • The importance of getting second, and even third, opinions.
  • Her thoughts on being naive about her initial diagnosis and how she looks at her survivorship today.
  • Why she’s not a fan of ringing the bell at her cancer center after completing treatment.
  • The role her husband has played as her cancer caregiver.
  • The reason she adopted a Greyhound dog and why she’s training him to be a therapy dog.
  • The challenge of moving to a new city and finding a new Oncologist.

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Courtney’s first appearance on the Colon Cancer (WE Have Cancer) podcast – https://wehavecancershow.com/043

Pet Partners – https://petpartners.org/

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Treating Cancer By Focusing On the Body, Mind and Spirit, With Dr. Rob Rutledge


Treating cancer by focusing on the body, mind and spirit

Dr. Rob Rutledge

By treating cancer by focusing on the body, mind and spirit, Dr. Rob Rutledge makes deep connections with his patients. During our conversation we discussed:

  • The profound impact Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book, Love, Medicine and Miracles had on him and how it helped him realize oncology was his calling.
  • The roles mindfullness, meditation and spirituality play in his life.
  • How he came to realize the importance of support groups.
  • Why focusing on the body, mind and spirit is so important to healing.
  • The three-day retreats that he and Dr. Timothy Walker facilitate.
  • The meaning and importance of integrative medicine.

Links Mentioned In the We Have Cancer Podcast

Healing and Cancer – http://healingandcancer.org/

Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel, M.D. – Love, Medicine and Miracles

The Healing Circle – https://thehealingcircle.ca/

Dr. Timothy Walker – http://healingandcancer.org/book-an-event/dr-timothy-walker/

Follow Healing and Cancer on Twitter – https://twitter.com/HealingNCancer

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Follow Dr. Rob Rutledge on Twitter – https://twitter.com/robrutledgemd

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TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer, Interview With Author Marquina Iliev-Piselli


TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer - WE Have Cancer

Marquina Iliev-Piselli

Marquina Iliev-Piselli is a breast cancer survivor and author of the upcoming book TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • Her unique hobby that she’s passionate about.
  • How she lifted her spirits and the spirits of her fellow cancer patients.
  • Her Mother’s Colon Cancer diagnosis.
  • The online virtual Share Triumph conference for women touched by cancer.
  • The tragedy she faced, in addition to her breast cancer diagnosis, and how therapy helped her cope.
  • The origins of her book TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer and the women profiled in the book.

 

Links Mentioned In the Show

Your free ticket to the free, Share Triumph virtual conference – https://conference.sharetriumph.com/

TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer Essay Collection – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marquina/tough-women-who-survived-cancer-essay-collection?ref=640130&token=7d113793

Chi Chi Life – http://www.chichilifenyc.com/

Marquina on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sharetriumph/

Marquina on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marquina.iliev

 

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Interview With Two-Time Cancer Survivor Howard Brown


Howard Brown was first diagnosed with cancer – Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma – at the age of 24. When he turned 50, a routine colonoscopy revealed stage 3 colon cancer.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • The numerous treatments, including HIPEC, and clinical trials he’s been through.
  • His experience as an an attendee of the 2019 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) conference.
  • How his twin sister saved his life from stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
  • The possible link between childhood and young adult cancers to adult cancers.
  • His experience being treated with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • What his cancer experience has taught him about himself.
  • How exercise has helped him physically and emotionally.
  • His thoughts, and mine, on healthy eating.

Links Mentioned In the Show

Stacy Hurt – https://stacyhurt.net/

AACR – https://www.aacr.org/Pages/Home.aspx

Gentle Yoga With Jean DiCarlo Wagner – https://Wehavecancershow.com/019

Colontown – https://colontown.org/colontown-intake-form/

Belong.Life App – https://belong.life/

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Stage 4 Melanoma; Summers Spent Tanning Nearly Cost Her Her Life; With Becca Pendarvis

Becca and Brooklyn Pendarvis

As a teenager growing up in Kansas, Becca Pendarvis spent her summers doing everything she could to get as tan as possible. Now a mother of a sixteen year-old daughter, she has spent the last seven years dealing with Stage 4 Melanoma skin cancer.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • Why she loves living in New York City and how living there helped her cope with her cancer.
  • The common misconceptions about Skin Cancer.
  • How to use A-B-C-D-E to identify possible skin cancers.
  • The fact that she’s now N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) after initially being told she had 9 – 18 months to live.
  • The impact her illness had on her daughter.
  • Camp Kesem – a nationwide community that supports the children of parents affected by cancer – and how it helped her daughter.
  • Her thoughts on tanning and tanning beds.

Links Mentioned In the Show

Camp Kesem – https://campkesem.org/

Know the ABCDEs of Skin Cancer – https://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma/melanoma-warning-signs-and-images/do-you-know-your-abcdes

Follow Becca on Instagram –  https://instagram.com/beccalovesbrooklyn

Follow Becca on Twitter – https://twitter.com/beccapendarvis

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