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Cancer in the family( 0:40:50)       
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Having watched her sister go through leukemia twice, April was determined to play an active, informed role in her own treatment, after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 . She used science-backed research in making decisions about her cancer treatment and care, and after just two months, her tumors disappeared. Then, in 2021, April’s soulmate, Chris, died suddenly of lung cancer. He was misdiagnosed, which added to the shock of his death. These experiences led April to create Remission for Life.
Published: 23/05/2022 12:04:00 p.m.
The Breast Surgeon who got Breast Cancer( 0:47:29)       
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Dr Liz O'Riordan was working as a consultant breast surgeon in 2015 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. After decades of treating people with breast cancer, the doctor was now the patient and Liz realised how little she knew about the treatments and experience for breast cancer. Three years later cancer returned on her chest wall. She had both breasts removed which meant she couldn't move her left shoulder and was forced to retire.
Published: 9/05/2022 12:35:35 p.m.
Cancer during a pandemic( 0:26:9)       
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Helen is joined by Amanda Wallace from deep in the US mid-west, Idaho. Amanda was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019 after experiencing flu-like symptoms. At the time she was working at her local movie theatre, and once she was diagnosed treatment happened almost instantly. Amanda had a recurrence in 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic. Going through cancer treatment is one thing, but going through it during a global pandemic? No one prepares you for that situation.
Published: 18/04/2022 10:15:00 a.m.
Jessica Licata: Cancer, Covid and Children( 0:36:6)       
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Cancer, Covid, and children are three C’s you never hope to experience at the same time. In this episode, Jessica Licata shares her experience of having a beautiful baby and being diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during the pandemic. Accessing healthcare as Covid ripped through Chicago was challenging, Jessica shares the lengths she went to in order to get a diagnosis. And why it’s important to learn how to advocate for yourself.
Published: 4/04/2022 10:15:00 a.m.
The C Word 27-03-2022( 0:42:14)       
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Produced at Planet FM 104.6, community access media in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
Published: 28/03/2022 4:12:23 p.m.
Humor Beats Cancer with Olivia Clarke( 0:40:49)       
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Cancer can be a traumatic experience in both mind and body. Once treatment ends many of us fear recurrence. So what if happens when you discover that your cancer has returned? Olivia Clarke was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. At the end of 2021, her cancer returned. Despite the challenges she faced, she found humour in her own little ways, and eventually formed an online community helping people undergoing cancer treatment by raising money and awareness with her blog Humor Beats Cancer.
Published: 21/03/2022 12:15:00 p.m.
Cancer is the Worst Birthday Present with Jonny Puglia ( 0:46:6)       
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What's the worst birthday present you've ever had? For New Yorker Jonny Puglia a shock diagnosis of Stage 4 colon cancer was not the gift he was expecting on his 30th birthday. Fortunately, Jonny decided not to dwell on it and decided to face it with humour. After battling stage IV colorectal cancer for years, beating cancer not once but twice, he has now used his experience to help adults who are also affected by cancer with his blog Thrivr.
Published: 7/03/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Gautami( 0:24:55)       
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The C Word revisits an interview with New South Wales based Kiwi Gautami Motupally. At 13,Gautami thought she was just bloated when doctors discovered she had ovarian cancer. She joined Helen to talk about how her experience has impacted her mental health and body image.
Published: 28/02/2022 10:15:00 a.m.
Jane Ludemann: Cure Our Ovarian Cancer ( 0:46:48)       
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Jane was in her early 30s when she was diagnosed with low-grade serous ovarian cancer in 2017. A rarer form of ovarian cancer, patients are usually given a life expectancy between 5-15yrs and is more common in younger women. Jane started the charity Cure Our Ovarian Cancer when she realised how little research or funding there was for her type of ovarian cancer. experienced niggling health problems for a number of years before her diagnosis and works tirelessly to advocate and raise awareness.
Published: 21/02/2022 12:45:00 p.m.
Ovarian Cancer: Alisi Jack-Kaufusi on Toxic Positivity & Stigma ( 0:38:30)       
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It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and we revisit the powerful story of Alisi Jack-Kaufusi’s. At 24, Alisi’s career was flourishing, she was living in Brisbane and enjoying life. She started to notice unusual bleeding, bloating and tiredness, so saw her GP. She was on the operating table about to be put under anaesthetic when the doctor uttered the word cancer. She shares her story and she and Helen discuss toxic positivity, something commonly experienced in the cancer community after treatment
Published: 14/02/2022 12:52:59 p.m.
Get Over It Already: Life after ovarian cancer ( 0:51:52)       
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How many times have you been asked ‘you’re over it now, right?’ by a well-meaning friend or family member? It can be hard trying to explain our cancer experience doesn't leave us. Mandi Chambless shares her experience of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 28. Mandi was given a 20% chance of survival beyond five years, 13-years later she’s beaten the odds. In the first five years after her diagnosis she was terrified of recurrence, in fact, the fear of her cancer returning remains.
Published: 7/02/2022 10:15:00 a.m.
Vicky Pellowe: Young Cancer Survivorship( 0:55:59)       
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Can you imagine being diagnosed with stage four cancer six months after you got married? In 2016, aged 29, Vick Pellowe was in newlywed bliss when she found a lump in her neck. She was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her life was turned upside down. In this episode she and Helen discuss young cancer survivorship, cancer treatment and infertility, mental health challenges after a cancer diagnosis and toxic positivity.
Published: 24/01/2022 11:45:00 a.m.
Young women & breast cancer with Elle Veitch ( 0:33:32)       
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Australian author and advocate Elle Veitch was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 at the age of 27 and started the Instagram page 'Breasties for Life', where she shares an honest account of life after a breast cancer diagnosis. Elle noticed many people lost their voice after their diagnosis and uses her platform to encourage real conversations about cancer. Her book features letters from 40 people about their breast cancer. Elle is a National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia ambassador.
Published: 17/01/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Caregiver's Perspective on Cancer( 0:47:58)       
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In 2020 Ada Chen, founder of Chuan Skincare, had just relocated to Colorado when her father was hospitalised after a fall. Ada took charge of coordinating his care, along with her sister. When he contracted Covid during his hospital stay, Ada and her sister were unable to be inside their father's hospital room in his final hours. Then, a few months into 2021, Ada's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. This conversation is for anyone who is impacted by Covid or facing cancer with a loved one.
Published: 10/01/2022 2:21:10 p.m.
Best of 2021( 0:41:31)       
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The C Word looks back at the most popular episode of 2021. The episode first aired in January and featured netballer Kelly Hutton talking about her experience with ovarian cancer. Kelly started a new life in Bahrain in 2019 when she noticed something wasn't right. Seven months later she was back in New Zealand having chemotherapy for aggressive ovarian cancer. Kelly talks to Helen about facing her biggest challenge. Enjoy! Helen will be back with new episodes soon.
Published: 3/01/2022 4:13:00 p.m.
Stronger With Two: A Husband and Wife Get Cancer( 0:50:19)       
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Bari Roberts Ross shares her incredible story of being diagnosed with cancer at the same time as her husband. In her book "Stronger with Two: The Inspiring True Story of a Husband and Wife Winning the Battle Against Cancer Together" In 2009 she and husband Charles were in the doctor’s office to find out what was causing Charles' fatigue. Her husband pointed out Bari had a lump on her neck, and what happened next was lifechanging…
Published: 27/12/2021 12:45:00 p.m.
Cancer is an (Ultra) Marathon: Julia Becker Collins and Thyroid Cancer( 0:54:19)       
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Ultramarathon runner, COO, and cancer lady Julia Becker Collins joins The C Word to share her experience of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the start of the pandemic in 2020. As Covid caused the State of Massachusetts to shut down, Julia was waiting for a biopsy to be booked. After navigating an overloaded health system during cancer treatment she struggled to figure out how to rebuild her life. She and Helen talk about what happens when you're life changes overnight, how to cope when you don't have a thyroid, why it's important to find your people, and more!
Published: 13/12/2021 10:15:00 a.m.
Climbing Mt Everest: Josh Hickford Knocking Hodgkin's Lymphoma Off( 0:47:37)       
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Helen sits down with Josh Hickford, chief executive of the Taranaki Foundation, to talk about his diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2017 when he was 27. Josh described the diagnosis like a bomb went off. After returning home from his OE, Josh was looking for his next challenge. He wasn't expecting the challenge to be cancer. He was a few months in remission when he was accepted as a contestant on the reality series 'Survivor'. Josh shares how he approached his cancer diagnosis like Sir Ed climbed Mt Everest, what his cancer diagnosis has taught him about resilience, and more! Josh's links: / / Helen's links: / / / Music: Happy Days, Scott Holmes
Published: 6/12/2021 3:00:00 p.m.

WTF does young cancer survivorship mean? If you got cancer and all you got was a darker sense of humor and PTSD join host, Helen King, and regular guests, for raw and at times inappropriate conversations about life after a cancer diagnosis.

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