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This podcast series features cancer survivors sharing how they've navigated the physical side effects, emotional challenges, and different dynamics of life during and after cancer treatment.
For parents, particularly ones with small kids, the challenges of a cancer diagnosis extend to the family. How do you talk to kids so they understand, but aren’t frightened? As teachers and parents, Connie and Gina faced that challenge not only with their
own children but with a classroom full of curious and concerned kids.
For otherwise healthy individuals, a CT scan or an MRI is an uncommon event. But for cancer survivors like Jeremy Pivor and Danielle Ameden, it can be a routine part of life. So too is the anxiety that often accompanies each test, and the fear of relapse.
Hear Danielle and Jeremy’s story, how they manage their fear and scanxiety, and what tips they offer fellow survivors in this episode.
For Abby and Tara, after being diagnosed with cancer, creative expression was an opportunity to both cope and communicate. But turning to art and writing wasn’t without its challenges. Learn how these two young women navigated and used creativity to help
them manage life beyond cancer.
Keeping up an exercise routine is one of many challenges cancer patients face. In this episode, cancer patient-turned-personal trainer John Barrett, and Dana-Farber exercise physiologist Nancy Campbell talk about how to meet that challenge, whether you’ve exercised your whole life or have never done so.
Cancer patients have heard them all -- from the insensitive to the absurd, from nutrition tips to fertility advice, and just about everything in between. Kim Douglass and Becky Sail discuss the stupid things they’ve heard, and more importantly, how they
dealt with those barbs. We also explore with Dana-Farber’s Karen Fasciano, PsyD, what’s behind these comments.
Treatment ends. And you’re home free. That’s what many friends and family think. But cancer patients know that the time after your treatment ends can be unsettling. Breast cancer survivors Amy Atwood and Julie Mizraji talk about how they navigated through
the emotional challenges of living in a post-treatment world.
Cancer Podcast Series
Dana-Farber's cancer podcast series covers a wide range of topics, including new research, the latest treatments, and survivorship. Check out the series for full episode lists.
Find resources, programs, and stories about survivors of adult and childhood cancer, along with tips for living well beyond cancer.
Video Webchat Series
Dana-Farber's Video Webchat Series features the latest in cancer news and information from top doctors and researchers as well as patients and caregivers. View our upcoming and previous webchat topics.