Cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and providers share inspiring stories to teach you how to navigate our complex healthcare system. On the Cancer U Thrivers Podcast, real people share true stories. Host Andrea Wilson Woods is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and patient advocate. She founded the nonprofit Blue Faery after losing her sister Adrienne, whom she raised, to stage IV liver cancer at age 15. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, an online platform for cancer patients and caregivers.
When Pamela McColloch wakes up unable to breathe and in agony, she discovers a tumor and is forced to fight cancer with a 50/50 chance of survival, summoning her warrior-like strength to defy the odds and celebrate life.
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Miracles can happen: discover the power of faith, gratitude, and a good colonoscopy in Marcia's inspiring story of beating colorectal cancer.
Marcia Reese is a successful entrepreneur and cancer survivor who has experienced numerous miracles throughout her life. After selling her sidewalk chalk business to the world's largest toy company, she moved to Chicago and eventually back to Denver, where she met her husband.
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After 11 years of battling stage four liver failure, Steve Patterson's unwavering faith in himself pays off when he is miraculously granted a liver transplant, but his journey is far from over as he must now overcome the challenge of Hepatitis C to survive.
Steve Patterson is a former US Army veteran who was diagnosed with stage four liver failure in 2011 and was given six months to live. He has since recovered and is now a c...
After fourteen years of marriage, Kim Hamer is thrown into a tumultuous journey of navigating the best and worst of her marriage as her husband's stage four cancer diagnosis shifts their lives into chaos and irony.
Kim Hamer is the author of 100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving Your Friend Through Cancer or Loss, an easy-to-read book filled with practical, quick, and effective ways to support a friend or coworker....
After experiencing the devastating loss of her parents to diseases that modern medicine could not cure, Dr. Amy Rothenberg discovers her true calling to use natural medicine to fight cancer and empower others to take control of their health, despite the overwhelming odds.
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When Lori Marini, a healthcare professional of 20 years, is given a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer, she must choose between aggressive treatments, risking her mental and physical health, or risking her life by not doing anything at all.
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Experience the journey of recovery and courage with a man who pushes through to face his cancer head-on.
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"Take control of your health and be an advocate: you can beat the odds and outlive cancer."
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Talaya Dendy is an 11-year cancer survivor who, after her diagnosis, reevaluated her life and career, learning to put herself first and make healthier choices.
After being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1987, Glen Kirkpatrick, a Scottish undercover police officer, battles cancer for over half his life, struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, and drug-resistant chemotherapy, only to miraculously go into remission after accessing an expensive, alternative treatment in Mexico.
After surviving five different cancers and radiation treatments, Bill Potts took control of his cancer journey, only to have his sense of smell enhanced by his latest round of treatment.
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1. How Bill Potts survived five different cancer diagnoses and avoided additional treatments with the help of a keen-eyed primary care physician.
2. How Bill discovered a new form of immunotherapy prior to it becoming mainst...
In her pursuit of writing the great American novel, Harvard-trained management consultant and hospital executive Cynthia Hayes is thrown into a tumultuous cancer journey; her goal is to survive the physical and psychological turmoil, but the irony of the situation threatens to overwhelm her.
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Mark Kelly, a 30-year cancer survivor, shares his story of courage and resilience as he details his journey of fighting a rare and terminal cancer.
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Mark Kelly is a 30-year cancer survivor and retired ESPN researcher. He i...
Magic Barclay faced cancer head-on and used holistic natural health to heal herself, inspiring a journey of life-changing learning.
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Tess Scott, is a Mom, a Grami, and a cancer survivor. Tess is a speaker, an author, and an encourager of women. Her book, “Listen, Sister! Finding Hope in the Freakshow of Life” features real-life shenanigans and points out glimpses of God in every day, offering women Hope in their own Freakshow.
Dr. Lori Baker-Schena, MBA, has a doctorate in education and is the CEO and founder of Baker Schena Communications. Dr. Lori is a leadership coach and professional speaker who works with individuals, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large corporations to strengthen their management and team-building skills.
Melissa Mullamphy does not want others to learn the hard way as she and her family did during her mom’s 8-month battle with ovarian cancer. Melissa is passionate about patient advocacy and helping others find their voice in a complex and increasingly dangerous healthcare system. Melissa has had many jobs in her life, from corporate America to psychiatric emergency rooms but nothing could prepare her for watching her mother suf...
Tim McDonald is a force of nature who always helps anyone he can. He is a generous, kind, compassionate and brave soul who cares deeply about humanity and builds community wherever he goes. He is the former Director of Community at Huffington Post, Founder of My Community Manager, and Director of Communications at Social Media Club Chicago.
Marcia Reece is a #1 bestselling author, successful entrepreneur, and innovator. In 2018, she founded StayWell Copper, focusing on an efficient, affordable way to help people like you stay germ-free without using chemicals.
As far as cancer goes, Alexandra McCarthy has always considered herself to be a student. She has leaned in the direction of a natural approach in her life. When she was told in 2018, she had cancer, she immediately started searching for natural remedies to heal it. It's been four years of a long journey of doing lots of research, self-experimentation, personal healing, and success.
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