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The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

You, Me and the Big C: Putting the can in cancer BBC Radio 5 live

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

    5 Live's tribute to Dame Deborah James

    5 Live's tribute to Dame Deborah James

    BBC Radio 5 Live's Tony Livesey celebrates the life of You, Me & The Big C broadcaster Dame Deborah James.

    • 34 min
    Deborah James' Last Dance

    Deborah James' Last Dance

    As Deborah James stops active treatment for her cancer, she speaks with Producer Mike one last time.

    Join the conversation and the online community to share positive support by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media.

    • 28 min
    About Where Debs Is At Right Now & Saying Goodbye

    About Where Debs Is At Right Now & Saying Goodbye

    Lozza and Steve catch up with Deborah about her hospital recordings, how she feels now and what the immediate future looks like.

    We also say bon voyage to producer Al Entwistle, who has been an important member of our original You, Me and the Big C family from day one.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 45 min
    About When Debs Thought She Was Going Home

    About When Debs Thought She Was Going Home

    After three weeks in hospital Deborah James is finally told she can go home. But nothing ever seems to run smoothly. Little did Debs know that she’s about to embark on another emotional roller coaster that would taker her to absolutely rock bottom. This is the third and final part of her hospital recordings.

    This is a raw, powerful and honest account that some listeners my find upsetting.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 34 min
    About The Days In Hospital

    About The Days In Hospital

    Deborah is joined by Lauren as they go through some of recordings she made in hospital.

    The conversation and recording range from the challenges Debs faced while in hospital to thoughts on social media, religion to night terrors, Covid rules and having a fifth operation to try and put in a stent.

    This is a raw, powerful and honest account that some listeners my find upsetting.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 59 min
    About Debs' Near Death Experience

    About Debs' Near Death Experience

    On the day our previous podcast came out Deborah James suffered a serious medical emergency.

    While in hospital she started recording her experiences. This is the first part of those recordings.

    This is a raw, powerful and honest account that some listeners my find distressing.

    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

kits-w ,

💔

Deborah you are adored my so many that you don’t even know! X

AfitzB ,

In bits

OMG can’t cope with the series finale. Bawling at the stories of hope 😢. Wishing Deb all the best. Looking forward to hearing her story of hope when she turns the big 40 in October!

Handbook lady ,

Thanks for the honesty

I love the honesty and chatty style of this show - it seems like a bunch of friends chatting almost casually about a really serious subject. I don’t have friends currently going through Breast Cancer and I haven’t had chats with anyone who knows what I’m going through so it’s great to listen to you. Have you done any episodes about HER2+ and Herceptin treatment? Thanks 😀

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