15 episodes

Listen in as adolescents and young adults (AYA) from the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss their experiences with cancer diagnosis and treatment in this podcast, AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted.

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Listen in as adolescents and young adults (AYA) from the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss their experiences with cancer diagnosis and treatment in this podcast, AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted.

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 15

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 15

    There are a lot of unknowns at the start of cancer treatment. How bad will I feel? When will my hair fall out? How will my life change? Young adults who have been through it all share what they’d wish they’d known about becoming a cancer patient, including the unexpected positives.

    • 22 min
    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 14

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 14

    College is supposed to be a time for new beginnings, new friends and new independence, not a new cancer diagnosis. Our young adult patients talk about the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on their college experience, and how they coped with unexpected challenges.

    • 24 min
    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 13

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 13

    When friends and family find out a young person in their life is diagnosed with cancer, they often scramble for the “right” thing to say. They always have the best intentions, but don’t always hit the mark. Here are some of the most irritating comments our AYA panelists have heard, and suggestions for alternatives that are way more helpful, and way less likely to come out wrong.

    • 30 min
    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 12

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 12

    The adolescent and young adult years are defined by new independence. A cancer diagnosis often strips it away in some form, for some time. In this episode, our AYA panelists talk about what it was like to lose some freedom while their friends gained more and more, how they navigate the balance of needing help and needing to be on their own, and what it’s like to experience cancer at different stages of adolescence and young adulthood.

    • 24 min
    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 11

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 11

    Engaging the mind, body and spirit during cancer treatment can help some patients deal with anxiety, pain and other symptoms of their illness or side effects of treatment. Integrative health is a new offering at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where a team of providers works with patients to incorporate mediation, acupuncture, yoga and other alternative approaches to healing into the larger treatment plan. Listen as CHOP experts talk to our AYA panel about how these therapies help to treat not just the disease, but the whole person.

    • 41 min
    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 10

    AYA Cancer Chat: Life Interrupted - Episode 10

    Port. Broviac. PIC line. “This is my good vein.” These are words that cancer patients throw around on the regular. What does it all mean? What hurts, what doesn’t? What are the best ways to get through dreaded needle sticks? We cover it all in this episode of AYA Cancer Chat.

    • 33 min

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