42 episodes

Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.

Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast Leanne Pero

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 6 Radiotherapy

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 6 Radiotherapy

    For this episode, host Charlotte Crowl is joined by Naman Julka-Anderson, Senior Therapeutic Radiographer.

    Naman is also the co-founder and host of the first therapeutic radiographer-led oncology podcast, ‘Radchat’.

    Naman focuses on radiotherapy, the side effects, how it works, the difference between the skin tones and more.

    After podcast notes:

    Host & production - Charlotte Crowl

    Guest @NamanJulka @rad__chat https://www.sor.org/getmedia/1579daa1-4f35-4f4d-86a6-902a3e2b0480/5056_-_sor_design_doc_a_patient_infosheet_-_skin_care_a5_leaflet_z-fold_printready.pdf

    Mixed by @willlevison

    Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 49 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 5 Hair Loss and Cold Caps

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 5 Hair Loss and Cold Caps

    This week, our host Charlotte Crowl is joined by Claire Paxman, the brand ambassador and director of global training at Paxman,  one of The Leanne Pero Foundation’s Partners.

    Claire shares the story of why the company began, the science behind scalp cooling, tips  as well as new information and protocols surrounding kinky, curly and afro hair.



    After podcast notes:

    Host & production - Charlotte Crowl

    Guest: Claire Paxman @claire.paxman @Scalpcooling www.coldcap.com

    Mixed by @willlevison

    Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 41 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 4 Chemotherapy

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 4 Chemotherapy

    This week joining our host Charlotte Crowl is Cassie Kingswell; Cassie is a nurse with Breast Cancer Now and was previously a chemotherapy nurse for five years.
    Cassie talks about all things chemotherapy, including the lines treatments are administered through, common long and short-term side effects and more.
    🔗Link in bio☝🏾
    After podcast notes:
    Host & production - Charlotte Crowl
    Guest: Cassie Kingswell
    Facebook - facebook.com/breastcancernow
    Twitter – twitter.com/breastcancernow
    Instagram – Instagram.com/breastcancernow
    YouTube - youtube.com/c/breastcancernowOrgCharity
    Mixed by @willlevison
    Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 41 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 3 Insurance and Wills

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 3 Insurance and Wills

    This week's episode focuses on Insurance and Wills where our host Charlotte is joined by two guests.
    Des Richards, a principal consultant at his company Alliance Advisory Services, who spoke with us about critical illness cover and life insurance.
    Norman Vaughan, specialising in writing wills and estate planning, who spoke to us about the importance of having things in order. He also touched on inheritance tax and the lasting power of attorneys.
    After podcast notes:
    Host & production - Charlotte Crowl
    Guests: Des LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/des-richards-b0280654/
    www.allianceadvisoryservices.co.uk
    Norman Linkedin linkedin.com/in/norman-Vaughan-2a1779137
    https://soteriaplanning.uk/
    Mixed by @willlevison
    Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 44 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 2 Emotional Support

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer: S3 Ep 2 Emotional Support

    This week joining our host Charlotte Crowl is Dr Lisa Dvorjets, a psychologist with a wider range of experience including working as a highly specialised counselling psychologist with Macmillan, The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust, Perci Health and Arthur Frank Hospice.
    Lisa touches on the different therapy techniques, common issues that arise in sessions, inequalities and helpful tips.

    After podcast notes:
    Host & production - Charlotte Crowl
    Guests: Dr Lisa Dvorjetz
    www.lisadvorjetz.com
    @percihealth
    Mixed by @willlevison
    Sponsored by @palmersuk

    • 33 min
    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : S3 Ep 1 Talk To Your Doctor

    Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : S3 Ep 1 Talk To Your Doctor

    Series 3 of our podcast is Finally here‼️😍🥳

    We want to say a special  🧡THANK YOU🧡 to @palmers who are our sponsors this series‼️‼️
     
    We thought we would shake things up a little this series and speak to some cancer care experts in areas and topics that we thought you as our listeners would find the most helpful! 
     
    Kicking off our third series our host Charlotte Crowl is joined by Dr Anisha Patel on the topic of “Talking to your doctor”. 

    Anisha, is an NHS GP, Bowel cancer survivor, speaker and a cancer and health awareness educator. 

    Anisha shares her personal cancer journey and gives some great tips from both a GP and a patient perspective.
     
    After podcast notes:
    Host & production Charlotte Crowl 
    Guest - @doctersgetcancertoo
    Mixed by @willlevison 
    Sponsored by @palmersuk
     
    Follow @blackwomenrisinguk and be sure to turn notifications on.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nevolicious ,

A fantastic episode

It is so good to hear men talking about their experiences, especially Afro-Caribbean men! Thank you for sharing, and for you campaign, Errol. Congratulations on your MBE too!🙏🏿💃🏿🕺🏾💪🏾🥳🙌🏾😁 🥇

Chericheri40 ,

Black Women Rising Podcasts

*Update* Episode 4- Black Men Rising

Awesome! It was so good to hear the stories directly from the men going through cancer. Well done guys, it was enlightening and also inspiring to hear you speak your truths. This is powerful and is the beginning of more to come. Thank you.

This is an amazing set of podcasts reflecting on the BAME experience of being diagnosed and living with Cancer.

Cancer does not have a preference, it affects anyone, anytime, anywhere. Listen to the podcasts each week as they cover many topics, especially the secrecy and cultural experiences that make it that much harder to circumnavigate living with and being treated for Cancer.

This is my go-to every week! Well done BWR and guests to date.

Kiera O'Hana ,

Mrs

Honestly, such a great listen, unlike any other podcast out there - I was blown away and brought to tears by the stories and experiences shared by these incredibly brave women, not to mention Leanne herself. Such important messages in survival, positivity, energy, love, friendships, family and perspective. Black Women Rising is a beautiful and much needed platform supporting black women who have had or are currently going through cancer and being in neither of those categories, I still thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and have taken a lot of life lessons from it. Keep going girl, you rock.

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