7 episodes

Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER! is hosted by Dr. Gary Onik, adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and former professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Onik pioneered image guided tumor ablation, an invention that has saved the lives of 10’s of thousands of patients and initiated a 4th branch of cancer treatment called “Interventional Oncology.” He introduced with Prof. Boris Rubinsky the “Nanoknife,” an electrical method for treating pancreatic cancer that can’t be surgically removed, which has been shown to double the life expectancy in this patient population and created a simple way of making a cancer vaccine out of a patient’s own tumor and successfully treated his own terminal prostate cancer using this invention.

Join Dr. Onik as he explores the intersection of the mind, body and the spiritual and its relationship to sickness and healing, specifically cancer. Coping with it, pursuing the best treatment for you and helping your partner/family/friend moving forward. Dr. Onik’s podcast is uniquely personal. Rather than focusing on advances in technology and clinical therapies, he explores the heart of a patient’s and family’s cancer journey. He delves into the inner emotional and spiritual resources patients and loved ones need to address, deep concerns such as:

-Choosing a treatment strategy that harmonizes with their worldview and life’s goal
-Grappling with traditional state-of-the-art vs. outside-the-box options
-Finding the meaning of cure vs. healing

This podcast is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER‪!‬ Gary Onik

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER! is hosted by Dr. Gary Onik, adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and former professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Onik pioneered image guided tumor ablation, an invention that has saved the lives of 10’s of thousands of patients and initiated a 4th branch of cancer treatment called “Interventional Oncology.” He introduced with Prof. Boris Rubinsky the “Nanoknife,” an electrical method for treating pancreatic cancer that can’t be surgically removed, which has been shown to double the life expectancy in this patient population and created a simple way of making a cancer vaccine out of a patient’s own tumor and successfully treated his own terminal prostate cancer using this invention.

Join Dr. Onik as he explores the intersection of the mind, body and the spiritual and its relationship to sickness and healing, specifically cancer. Coping with it, pursuing the best treatment for you and helping your partner/family/friend moving forward. Dr. Onik’s podcast is uniquely personal. Rather than focusing on advances in technology and clinical therapies, he explores the heart of a patient’s and family’s cancer journey. He delves into the inner emotional and spiritual resources patients and loved ones need to address, deep concerns such as:

-Choosing a treatment strategy that harmonizes with their worldview and life’s goal
-Grappling with traditional state-of-the-art vs. outside-the-box options
-Finding the meaning of cure vs. healing

This podcast is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—Part 2: A Conversation with Ralph Moss, PhD

    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—Part 2: A Conversation with Ralph Moss, PhD

    “Mother Nature doesn’t really care about our patent system. Things work or they don’t work.” Dr. Ralph Moss

    Dr. Moss continues telling his story of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Laetrile coverup, his early experience with challenging the medical establishment and the personal and professional costs of telling (and not telling) the truth. Dr. Moss reveals the way drugs come to market and why so many treatments that can help patients aren’t prescribed, let alone make the headlines.

    • 41 min
    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—Part 1: A Conversation with Ralph Moss, PhD

    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—Part 1: A Conversation with Ralph Moss, PhD

    A graduate of NYU and Stanford University, medical writer Dr. Ralph Moss has been independently evaluating the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatment for the past 35 years. But before he began writing books, he helped to leak the truth about an esteemed scientist’s research on a drug that could block cancer metastasis—when his bosses wanted him to lie.

    • 42 min
    SURVIVING CANCER—Is the mind-body connection real?

    SURVIVING CANCER—Is the mind-body connection real?

    According to Dr. Onik, Jeff Olson is a modern Renaissance man—entrepreneur, author, publisher, and member of the Happiness Hall of Fame. He’s also a prostate cancer survivor who knows when life is going great, how it feels to be told you have cancer. “I felt betrayed because I’m very healthy in my diet and lifestyle,” Jeff says of his diagnosis. He knew that his solution would need to allow him to live without obliterating his life.

    • 38 min
    NUTRACEUTICALS VS. PHARMACEUTICALS—This podcast could save your life.

    NUTRACEUTICALS VS. PHARMACEUTICALS—This podcast could save your life.

    Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon and author of Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients and his monthly newsletter, The Blaylock Wellness Report, with over 100,000 subscribers shares his lifesaving knowledge and expertise on the use of nutraceuticals and why they aren’t more common in treatment, particularly cancer treatment.

    • 56 min
    The Challenges and Benefits of Doing Things Differently 

    The Challenges and Benefits of Doing Things Differently 

    The Challenges and Benefits of Doing Things Differently 

    “I haven’t had a sick day since I was diagnosed.” Dr. Howard Freedman 

    Dr. Howard Freedman is a retired pediatric ophthalmologist renowned for inventing a way to screen children as young as 6 months for amblyopia, lazy eye, one of the most prevalent—yet preventable—causes of blindness in children.  

    He’s also been diagnosed with cancer, twice. 

    • 39 min
    CAREGIVING - How do I do this as well as I can?

    CAREGIVING - How do I do this as well as I can?

    There are 53 million caregivers in the United States, probably a lot more. If you know one or should you suddenly find yourself as one, you need to hear Dr. Onik’s conversation with Karen Warner Schueler, author of the transformative book “The Sudden Caregiver: A Roadmap for Resilient Caregiving.” This is also a conversation for medical professionals, especially in the oncology field. Her book is filled with ideas, encouragement, and resources so you can also take care of yourself.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Noelle Turner ,

New Podcast!

I’ve had the privilege of speaking to Dr. Onik personally and I can confirm that he is as delightful and genuine as this podcast portrays. From his own personal story to his life-saving research on cancer treatments to each of the inspiring guests he speaks with - this podcast has quickly become a new favorite!

Business RPG ,

A good source of hope

Dr. Onik is pushing the boundaries of what I use to believe was possible when it came to cancer treatment. I am thankful for this show.

Dotsikas ,

Inspirational

Dr. Onik is an inspiration to us all. Not only because of his own personal battle with cancer, but how he’s made it his mission to help others cope with and overcome this dreadful disease.

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