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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 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…

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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

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…

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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' 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…

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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 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…

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Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient Christy Lorio

Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient 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…

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When Cancer Returns After Being Cured

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…

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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 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…

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Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin

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…

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Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki

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: 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…

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

Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki

  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.…

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