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Burnout( 0:53:0)       
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This episode provides insights into how we can make changes to prevent burnout. Natalie Woodman speaks from personal experience and working with women to heal their bodies.
Published: 10/25/2021 4:55:00 PM
DJ Breast Cancer( 0:52:1)       
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Tina Conrad aka DJ Breast Cancer talks about her new project, a book of poetry titled "From C to C". Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and found that writing was an instrumental part of her journey. This is a powerful conversation about how we process our cancer diagnosis, the impact on faith and, creating something beautiful from loss.
Published: 10/18/2021 10:00:00 AM
Niya's purpose( 0:45:50)       
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Niya's journey hasn't been easy. She was diagnosed with cancer in the early stages of her second pregnancy as the pandemic started to kick off in the USA. She joined Helen to share her experience of healing after breast cancer.
Published: 10/11/2021 2:30:00 PM
This is breast cancer( 0:55:47)       
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Cheryl Carr has been living with breast cancer for 12 years. At 38 when she was first diagnosed, she was reeling from a divorce and parenting two young children, the diagnosis was a huge shock. There was no family history, she had led a healthy lifestyle. Cheryl shares her experience of the difference in approaches to stage 4 breast cancer in Australia, where she was living at the time of her diagnosis, and when she returned to New Zealand.
Published: 10/4/2021 10:56:26 AM
Don't sit on your symptoms( 0:41:23)       
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Meet Nadine Riwai. Nurse, cervical cancer advocate and all round superstar, Nadine leads the team at Cervical Screening Waikato. Check out her kōrero with Helen about smear tests, borrowing caravans to take smears to the people, and why the HPV vaccine can literally save lives.
Published: 9/20/2021 4:56:10 PM
Have you had your smear?( 0:28:57)       
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Talita Kuki knew she needed to keep pushing to find out what was causing her symptoms when she experienced pain. We are lucky she did because the 28-year-old was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2020.
Published: 9/13/2021 3:44:14 PM
Hearts Need Arts( 0:35:34)       
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Constanza Roeder was just 13 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After two years of treatment, she was left feeling defined by her cancer. When she started volunteering at an oncology ward she discovered singing for patients helped lift their spirits and manage treatment better.
Published: 9/6/2021 2:07:10 PM
Hearts Need Arts( 0:35:34)       
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Constanza Roeder was just 13 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After two years of treatment, she was left feeling defined by her cancer. When she started volunteering at an oncology ward she discovered singing for patients helped lift their spirits and manage treatment better.
Published: 9/6/2021 2:07:10 PM
Moving mountains( 0:44:5)       
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When New Zealand went into lockdown in 2020, Katy Glenie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She joins Helen in this episode of The C Word Radio to discuss what it's like to face cancer during a pandemic
Published: 8/30/2021 3:23:27 PM
Grief shaming( 0:41:15)       
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Helen's guest this week Katie Rossler explains grief shaming, when people make you feel ashamed or guilty for your grief process because it makes them uncomfortable.
Published: 8/23/2021 12:19:32 PM
Grounded by life( 0:38:4)       
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Alisi Jack-Kaufusi has been dealing with cancer for the past four years. She was 24-years-old when her life was turned upside down by a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Alisi struggled with anxiety and depression when her treatment ended. She found seeking help from a counsellor was a turning point for facing the huge loss cancer brings.
Published: 8/17/2021 10:38:56 AM
This wasn't our choice( 0:45:39)       
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At 30-years-old Talia Cooper was basking in the glow of being a first time mum and settling into a new phase in life, until a breast cancer diagnosis turned everything on its head. She and Helen discuss the completely unsexy fertility process, the challenges of your body changing and the impact of cancer on relationships. Music - Happy Days, Scott Holmes
Published: 8/9/2021 12:21:30 PM
Three dark spots( 1:0:1)       
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Helen goes solo for the first time in an episode to share her story with cancer.
Published: 7/13/2021 1:55:24 PM
Framily matters( 0:45:1)       
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Randi Brown reconnected with her faith after her cancer become metastatic. She used a great phrase 'framily' for her friends and family who have supported her as she's walked through her cancer experience. Who is in your framily?
Published: 7/6/2021 4:36:36 PM
Talking fertility( 1:0:1)       
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Three years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Rebecca Van Dijk is undertaking IVF. She and Helen share the impact of cancer on fertility and what it has meant for them.
Published: 6/23/2021 11:38:54 AM
Are you a survivor?( 1:0:1)       
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June is Cancer Survivors Month, which got Helen thinking about what the term survivor means to people who have had cancer. Here she's joined by former surgeon Dr Anitha Ranganathan to discuss how being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 changed what 'survivor' means to her. Anitha shares the life altering moment of being told she had breast cancer and how decades in medicine didn't prepare her to process the news. Recovering from a breast cancer diagnosis is challenging - Anitha talks about the toll it took on her mental & emotional health and how the focus on her health led her to train as a holistic sleep expert. For many cancer patients sleep is difficult, and she discusses the main issues impacting the quality of sleep post-cancer. Anitha's Instagram: @_all.about.sleep Support the C Word on Ko-Fi https://ko-fi.com/thecword Instagram thecword_radio Theme: 'Happy Days' Scott Holmes
Published: 6/8/2021 12:33:45 PM

Hear the voice of lived experience on an issue that affects so many of us. Drawing on their own experiences, Helen speaks to other Kiwis whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Theme music: "Happy Days" by Scott Holmes


Host: Planet FM
Produced By: Planet FM
Language: English
Category: Health
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