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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
Brain cancer in your 30s( 1:0:1)       
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During May the Brain Tumour Support Trust held their 'Go Grey in May' campaign to raise awareness and funds to brain tumour sufferers in New Zealand. Kate Coatsworth knows all too well the huge impact a brain tumour diagnosis has on the person and their family. Kate was a few months out the other side of treatment when she embarked on a huge trek the length of the North Island with a group of supporters. Kate joined Helen to talk about her epic walk and what it's like to be diagnosed with stage four brain cancer in your 30s. More info on Brain Tumour Support: https://www.braintumoursupport.org.nz/beating-the-track Theme music: 'Happy Days' Scott Holmes
Published: 6/1/2021 2:14:46 PM
Sometimes Cancer is a Good Thing( 0:46:1)       
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In this episode Helen is joined by Sacha Coburn, COO of Coffee Culture, motivational speaker and fellow member of the one titted club. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Sacha has taken her experience and created a way to encourage others to chase their goals. Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sachacoburn/?hl=en Website: https://thecompanyyoukeep.co.nz/ Podcast The Not So Breakfast Show https://www.buzzsprout.com/1426954 Theme music: "Happy Days" Scott Holmes
Published: 5/24/2021 3:23:14 PM
Cancer sitting on my shoulder( 0:34:49)       
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For New Zealand music month, Helen is joined by Auckland based musician Molly Rowlandson who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 20 years old. Molly's life was turned upside down when she went from uni student to cancer patient overnight. Five years later Molly is cancer free but not free from cancer.
Published: 5/17/2021 3:21:06 PM
Michelle( 0:40:28)       
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Twenty two years ago Michelle Treadaway-Ohia was grieving the loss of a pregnancy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor told her the prognosis wasn't good and to prepare for the worst. Michelle joins Helen to talk about how her cancer experience impacted her and her journey to getting her moko kauae.
Published: 5/10/2021 1:51:47 PM
Ana Tajde( 1:0:1)       
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Award winning journalist, writer and host of 'Thank You, Mama' Ana Tajder shares how she has managed multiple cancer diagnosis within her family.
Published: 4/20/2021 10:23:01 AM
Greg and Claire Got Cancer( 1:0:1)       
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In 2015 Greg Taipari thought a persistent cough was from allergies. It turned out to be throat cancer. Three years later when he had recovered from treatment and a stroke his wife Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer. Greg was well into his treatment before he told his whanau (family) he had cancer, but when Claire was diagnosed he took a different approach and they walked through the experience together. Helen chats with the couple about how cancer has changed them and why they became vegetarians after a wellness retreat. Aratika Trust https://www.aratikatrust.co.nz/ Music track: Happy Days Scott Holmes
Published: 4/13/2021 10:46:19 AM

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


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Language: English
Category: Health
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