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Supporting Men Touched By Cancer, With Trevor Maxwell


Supporting Men Touched By Cancer, With Trevor Maxwell

Trevor Maxwell

Trevor Maxwell was initially diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in March of 2018. During his journey he discovered a need for online support for men touched by cancer.

In our conversation we discussed:
  • How Trevor’s diagnosis resulted in his clinical depression and how he’s been working through it.
  • The support he received from The Colon Club.
  • The void in online support for men touched by cancer and how he created Man Up to Cancer.
  • Why he chose the Wolf as the symbol of Man Up to Cancer.

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Man Up To Cancer – https://www.manuptocancer.com/
Man Up To Cancer Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/manuptocancer/

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The Anticancer Lifestyle Program; An Interview With Founder Meg Hirshberg


The Anticancer Lifestyle Program; An Interview With Founder Meg Hirshberg

Meg Hirshberg

Meg Hirshberg was first diagnosed with cancer – stage 3 breast cancer – in 2001. She had recurrences in 2008 and 2018.

During our conversation she shared how the book, Anticancer; A New Way of Life by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber inspired her to create the Anticancer Lifestyle Program and how the program can greatly benefit those affected by cancer.

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

The Anticancer Lifestyle program – https://anticancerlifestyle.org/

Anticancer; A New Way of Life by Dr. David Servan-Schreiberhttps://www.amazon.com/Anticancer-New-Life-David-Servan-Schreiber/dp/0670021644

 

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Pastor Dan Nicewonger, Author of The Journey Continues; One Man’s Journey Through Terminal Illness


Pastor Dan Nicewonger, Author of The Journey Continues; One Man's Journey Through Terminal IllnessDan Nicewonger was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in May of 2016 while serving as Pastor of the First Baptist Church Kennet Square, Pennsylvania.

We discussed his book, The Journey Continues, the challenge of serving and caring for a community while battling colon cancer, the power of language when working with your medical team and more.

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Dan’s Blog – https://www.danielnicewonger.com/

Dan’s Book, The Journey Continueshttps://www.danielnicewonger.com/the-journey-continues/

Connect with Dan on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dnicewonger

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Voices of Cancer; An Interview With Author Lynda Wolters


Voices of Cancer; An Interview With Author, Lynda Wolters

Lynda Wolters

In August of 2016, Lynda Wolters was diagnosed with stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma. Her book, Voices of Cancer, “offers a candid look into the world of a cancer patient.” The book “helps educate, dispel fears, and start positivie conversations about what a cancer diagnosis truly means, while shining a light on how best to support a loved one on their own terms.”

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Lynda’s website – https://www.lyndawolters.com/

Purchase Voices of Cancerhttps://www.amazon.com/Voices-Cancer-What-Really-Want/dp/1645430391/

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Epic Experience – https://www.epicexperience.org/

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Cancer Will Not Be My Legacy, With Matt Newman


Cancer Will Not Be My Legacy, With Matt Newman

Matt Newman

In this powerful interview Matt Newman shares his story of how he came to be diagnosed and ultimately survived brain cancer. He shares the power of a positive mindset, the importance of exercise and how his cancer experience reshaped his view of life.

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Matt’s websitehttps://matthewsnewman.com/

Matt’s book, Starting at the Finish Line: My Cancer Partner, Perspective and Preparationhttps://www.amazon.com/Starting-Finish-Line-Perspective-Preparation-ebook/dp/B07BWCVSBN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=36VVHT0UR2YFO&keywords=starting+at+the+finish+line&qid=1580172291&s=books&sprefix=starting+at+the+%2Cstripbooks%2C160&sr=1-1

 

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


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

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. During our conversation we discussed:

  • Why asking questions of your doctor and advocating for your care is so important.
  • The specific questions to ask your doctor after a cancer diagnosis.
  • The complications she experienced after her treatment and the choices she needed to make.
  • Why she chose to get a 2nd, 3rd and 4th opinion and why the 4th opinion was her best option.
  • How she evaluated her treatment options, including a possible permanent ostomy, and what she ultimately decided on.
  • The lifestyle changes she was required to make moving forward.

 

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


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.”

During our conversation we discussed:

  • How he transitioned from a “hard news” correspondent to “photographer.”
  • The reason why he chose to photograph sunrises.
  • How time alone helped him be a better caregiver to his wife, Judith.
  • How this time of solitude helps him cope with the loss of his wife.
  • The community he’s become a part of during these early morning shoots.
  • The possibility of his photos being selected for display at a local hospital.

WE Have Cancer Show - Sunrise photo by Mark Potter

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – https://umiamihealth.org/en/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center

View Mark’s incredible sunrise photos on Instagram – https://instagram.com/markpottermiami

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Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw

Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw

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. During our conversation we discussed:

  • How she wished she knew of the resources available to support her during such a difficult time in her life.
  • The importance of reaching out to people in similar situations as a source of support.
  • The importance of self-care when serving as a caregiver and the enormous challenges she faced while caring for both her sick mother and her younger siblings.
  • How her relationship with with her mother blossomed during her illness.
  • The stigma in the African-American community around going to psycho-therapy and what motivated her to seek support.
  • How she coped with her mother’s passing.

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Therapy For Black Girls – https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/

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


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

Tatiana Suarez

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. During our conversation we discussed:

  • Why she got into wrestling at such a young age.
  • How she came to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer
  • Her reaction to missing out on the London Olympics due to her thyroid cancer
  • How she found faith just prior to her diagnosis
  • Her discovery of holistic medicine at a young age
  • How the removal of her thyroid has impacted her
  • How cancer changed her life and brought her closer to her family
  • Her love of competition

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Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient Christy Lorio


Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient Christy Lorio

Christy Lorio

*** Please note – Just prior to publishing this episode, Christy emailed me to inform me that she’d just learned that her cancer had returned and had metastasized to her lungs.
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.
During our conversation we discussed:
  • Her experience attending colorectal cancer conferences and cancer “camps”
  • How cancer impacts the control one has over their life
  • How she came to be diagnosed
  • The importance of exercise in her life
  • How her cancer impacted her marriage

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

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First Descents – https://firstdescents.org/
The Cassie Hinds Shoe Cancer Foundation – https://www.cassiehinesshoescancer.org/about/cassies-story/
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