18 episodes

Get ready to laugh, cry, and find comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your cancer journey through Madison and Paige's interviews with young fighters and survivors. As 26 and 24 year old cancer survivors, they will take a personal deep dive into their guests’ experiences with their diagnoses and how they cope with the trauma that comes with hearing the C word, while also finding laughter through this crazy experience. Madison is an integrative nutrition health coach guiding young survivors to take control of their health again, while Paige is also studying to be a holistic nutrition coach!

Cancer Actually F***ing Sucks Madison Pollack

    • Medicine
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Get ready to laugh, cry, and find comfort in knowing you’re not alone in your cancer journey through Madison and Paige's interviews with young fighters and survivors. As 26 and 24 year old cancer survivors, they will take a personal deep dive into their guests’ experiences with their diagnoses and how they cope with the trauma that comes with hearing the C word, while also finding laughter through this crazy experience. Madison is an integrative nutrition health coach guiding young survivors to take control of their health again, while Paige is also studying to be a holistic nutrition coach!

    Episode 17: Stacie-Rae Weir - Founder of the A.R.T Areola Restorative Tattoo

    Episode 17: Stacie-Rae Weir - Founder of the A.R.T Areola Restorative Tattoo

    Stacie-Rae Weir is a woman of many talents and we're so excited to have her on the show! She talks to us about how her mother's fight with breast cancer led her to ultimately have a prophylactic mastectomy, which in turn caused her to create the A.R.T to help other people going through breast cancer to be able to have access to high quality, realistic, 3D nipple tattoos after mastectomies. Stacie-Rae is also a Reiki healer and explains how she brings in reiki, intention setting, and trauma release into her tattooing process with her clients. She is truly so amazing and inspiring you will love listening to how she fully embraces her life path and purpose.

    Follow her on Instagram @stacierae.art and @areolarestorativetattoo

    Check out her website: www.areolarestorativetattoo.com

    • 37 min
    Episode 16: Pasha Chaney - Squamous Cell Carcinoma & Author of 'Through The Scars'

    Episode 16: Pasha Chaney - Squamous Cell Carcinoma & Author of 'Through The Scars'

    In this week's episode we're sitting down with Pasha Chaney to talk about her experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma and writing her book, Through The Scars during her treatment in order to help other young adults not feel so alone in their cancer journey. Pasha reminds us what's truly important life, how to take a step back from our busy lives and remember all the things we need to be grateful for, why setting boundaries for ourselves is so important and how loneliness is more complicated than people realize. You can purchase her book and follow her at the links below! 

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Through-Scars-Rising-Pasha-Chaney/dp/0578717409/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=through+the+scars&qid=1604931940&sr=8-1

    Book Depository (for outside the US): https://www.bookdepository.com/Through-Scars-Pasha-Chaney/9780578717401?ref=grid-view&qid=1604932050411&sr=1-1

    Email: risingfromcancersurvivor@gmail.com

    Follow Pasha on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter @pasha4bedroc 

    • 39 min
    Episode 15: Zoya Ibrahim - Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma & Hormone Health

    Episode 15: Zoya Ibrahim - Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma & Hormone Health

    Zoya Ibrahim recently celebrated her 5 year cancerversary from Papaillary Thyroid Carcinoma! In this episode, Zoya dives into how she was diagnosed, the surgery and iodine radiation treatment she experienced, what the thyroid actually does for your body, how our body can force us to deal with the anxieties after a cancer diagnoses even if our mind doesn't want to, pulling the Cancer Card and so much more. Zoya has become so knowledgeable about hormone health since her diagnosis and teaches us all about different supplements ways to balance our hormones. 

    *Please keep in mind that any medical recommendations on this podcast should be reviewed with you and your doctor.

    • 47 min
    Episode 14: Beach Helterbrand - Germinoma Brain Cancer

    Episode 14: Beach Helterbrand - Germinoma Brain Cancer

    In today's episode, we speak with Beach Helterbrand, who was diagnosed with a rare Germinoma tumor in his brain at 24 years old.  Beach talks us through how he found out he had the tumor, his multiple brain surgeries, whole brain and spine radiation, the side effects of all of the treatments, and what he's doing now 6 years free of disease! Beach's story is so inspiring and his love for the outdoors is palpable as he explains that before he was diagnosed he was living in a cabin in the woods in Montana with no running water or central heat. While that adventure had paused when he was diagnosed he still loves the outdoors and being in nature! 

    • 42 min
    Episode 13: Cassie Morales - Four Time Lymphoma Survivor | CAR T Cell Therapy

    Episode 13: Cassie Morales - Four Time Lymphoma Survivor | CAR T Cell Therapy

    This week we're speaking with Cassie Morales about her fight against BOTH Hodgkins & Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After four recurrences across a two year span, she has finally had no evidence of disease for 13 months!! She is so inspiring and reminds us that our bodies and minds are stronger than we think they are. Cassie talks through all the treatments she had to undergo, switching doctors during the process, how she kept herself moving even during hospitalization, stem cell transplant, and CAR T cell therapy which ultimately saved her life. We are so excited to be able to share her story! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 12: Mark Garza - Founder of Flatwater Foundation

    Episode 12: Mark Garza - Founder of Flatwater Foundation

    This week we're speaking with Mark Garza, the founder of Flatwater Foundation! Flatwater is an incredible organization based in Austin, TX that offers access to therapy for people going through cancer, their families, and their caregivers! Listen to hear how Mark's experience with losing his father to prostate cancer helped him realize how important mental health is for everyone that is going through a cancer diagnosis. Mark's work with the foundation has helped hundreds of families "find their flatwater." 

    To get in touch with Flatwater and Mark himself, you can contact them at the email addresses below: 

    volunteers@flatwaterfoundation.org

    mark@flatwaterfoundation.org

    • 45 min

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Love these podcasts!

Amazing women with amazing stories! Very entertaining guests and honest dialogue!!!! Love them!

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So incredibly powerful

I’ve LOVED all of these episodes. These ladies have been able to take something incredibly serious and add some lightness (which I believe we all need during tough times). Thank you for such an educational and inspirational podcast around cancer!

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So Important

Learning more about life right before, during, and after cancer in young people is something that we all need to hear and understand. It can happen to any of us, and these stories and experiences are so wildly important!

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