Get ready to laugh, cry, and know you’re not alone in your cancer journey with Madison and Shannon! As 29 and 31 year old cancer survivors, they get personal with their guests in the cancer community, diving into their experiences from diagnosis to today. They explore everyone's coping mechanisms that comes with the C word, finding no shortage of laughter along the way. Madison is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach guiding survivors to take control of their health again. Shannon is a Breathwork Facilitator, getting people out of their heads and into their bodies through the breath.
Dr. Sanjay @theoncdoc - Oncologist's Views on Cancer Trends & Myths & Hopeful Research
This week’s guest is Dr. Sanjay, aka The Onc Doc @theoncdoc! We’re so excited for this episode - it’s full of super helpful information for cancer patients and survivors from an amazing oncologist.
We talk to Dr. Sanjay about supplements, advocacy for patients, what he thinks cancer survivors should be doing after treatment, cancer topics & myths and new cancer-related discoveries and technologies that are coming.
He’s so great at explaining cancer and cancer-related topics in everyday terms and gives so many helpful tips to navigate this experience. Thank you Dr. Sanjay for being such an awesome guest! Follow him on social media @theoncdoc and you can check out his website https://www.sjunejamd.com/ ! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the pod!
Joanna Fawzy Doran, Esq. - Cancer Rights Attorney & CEO of Triage Cancer & Legal Advocacy for the Cancer Community
We're talking to Joanna Doran, Cancer Rights Expert & CEO of Triage Cancer. We discuss all things patient rights for the cancer community. This episode is a must listen for anyone impacted by cancer.
Joanna shares her background and how she got into the field of Cancer Rights. We discuss the primary areas that the cancer community looks for support - financial, insurance and employment law - with practical tips on how to make sure you are advocating for yourself sooner than later.
Triage Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that provides education on the practical and legal issues that can arise following a cancer diagnosis. The organization serves individuals diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families, caregivers, advocates and healthcare professionals, helping them navigate complex situations by providing free events, materials and resources.
Joanna Fawzy Doran, Esq., is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization providing free education on practical and legal issues that may impact individuals coping with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.
You can check out everything Triage cancer has to offer at https://triagecancer.org/!
Abigail Glavy - Breast Cancer Survivor & Reclaiming Love For Your Body Through Survivorship
This week we're talking to Abigail Glavy, breast cancer survivor and women's rights advocate. Abigail had grown up seeing breast cancer her whole life with loved ones who had been diagnosed and she opens up about finding out about her own genetic mutation at the time of diagnosis and what it was like being exposed to this world at a young age.
She also shares some other traumatic events that happened around this time and how she's been living in survival mode for so long, and what she's been doing to start getting out of it and moving into survivorship.
Abigail is incredible and we're so excited for you to hear her story! Don't forget to rate, review & subscribe to the pod. You can follow Maddy on Instagram @maddypollack_health and Shannon @shancury.
Stephanie Martin - Founder & Creator of Bad Genes, Oncology Nursing & Making A Difference
It’s a solo episode with Shannon this week and she’s talking to Stephanie, the creator of Bad Genes, a “cancer clothing line” aimed to raise awareness about cancer, inspire survivors or those impacted and directly support cancer research. They donate 50% of net proceeds to non-profit organizations that are also dedicated to making a responsible impact.
They talk about why Stephanie created this business, being an oncology nurse and how that experience has been for her and why she’s been so drawn to the oncology field. You can check out Bad Genes at badgenes.co and follow them on social media @badgenes_
Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the pod! You can follow Shannon on Instagram @shancury and Maddy @maddypollack_health, and follow the pod @canceractuallysuckspod!
Maddy & Shan Solo Episode - Fear of Recurrence & Discovering Your Body's "Normal"
It's a solo episode today catching up with your favorite hosts, Maddy & Shannon! We're reflecting on 2023 so far, talk about how both of us have had recent cancer triggers and fear of recurrence/other cancers. We talk about how no matter how long you're out of active cancer treatment, these feelings still come back and that is totally okay and how to get through them.
Shannon talks about her recent Europe trip and why the fear of recurrence came back during it. She opens up about the importance of recognizing what feels good for her body and coming back to it.
Maddy shares how she has recently taken some time off and how important it is to take time for yourself. She also has had a recent cancer trigger situation at the dermatologist and opens up about that experience.
We both open up about finding our own "normal" in our bodies and how that looks different for everyone.
Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the pod! And follow them on Insta @canceractuallysuckspod, @maddypollack_health and @shancury
Tori McGee - Hodgkins Lymphoma & Stem Cell Transplant Survivor, Guillain-Barre Syndrome Warrior
This week we're talking to Tori McGee, who is a two time Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor, stem cell survivor and Guillain-Barre Syndrome warrior. She has now been in remission since last March 2022!
She shared with us how important it is to listen to your body rather than just go through the motions of life and accept not feeling great. Tori also opens up about how before her diagnosis she was always go go go and never took breaks or time for herself, and now moving forward how important that is her for her and her health.
She talks about the process of getting diagnosed and how scary it was seeing her scan results for the first time and how due to the size of her tumor she wasn’t able to do anything in regards to fertility prior to treatment.
Tori also walks us through the stem cell transplant process and how it went for her, and how she ended up also getting diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which is an autoimmune disease that attacks the nerve endings.
She provides some amazing advice and tips on how she stays so positive and has such a great perspective on life, taking one day at a time and prioritizing your health.
You can check out Tori’s website at iamstoritelling.com and follow her in Instagram at @storitelling. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the pod and follow us on Insta @canceractuallysuckspod!
Love listening to the stories.
Must check out!
Amazing women! Amazing stories!! Love it
Love these podcasts!
Amazing women with amazing stories! Very entertaining guests and honest dialogue!!!! Love them!