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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 theory explains…

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

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

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…

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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, With 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…

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

TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer, Interview With Author 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…

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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…

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Help Us Be Recognized In Las Vegas!

I am honored to have been nominated by WEGO Health for the Best In Show Podcast award. The top three nominees in each category will be recognized this fall at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It would mean the world to me to get your endorsement (vote). Click on this link – https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/17191 to…

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

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