60 episodes

Everyone’s experience of cancer is different—but that doesn’t mean we have to experience it alone. Cancer Out Loud: The CancerCare Podcast features conversations with people living with cancer, caregivers, survivors, loved ones and the bereaved. Wherever you are in your experience, CancerCare is here to provide help and hope. Cancer Out Loud is a program of CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Visit cancercare.org/canceroutloud to learn more.

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Everyone’s experience of cancer is different—but that doesn’t mean we have to experience it alone. Cancer Out Loud: The CancerCare Podcast features conversations with people living with cancer, caregivers, survivors, loved ones and the bereaved. Wherever you are in your experience, CancerCare is here to provide help and hope. Cancer Out Loud is a program of CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Visit cancercare.org/canceroutloud to learn more.

    60. Holding the Line: The Realities of Cancer Caregiving  

    60. Holding the Line: The Realities of Cancer Caregiving  

    November is National Family Caregivers Month. In this episode, we delve into the often-unseen world of cancer caregiving. Join us as we interview CancerCare’s Caregiver Program Coordinator, Dina Smith, LMSW, exploring the multifaceted challenges and emotional experiences faced by those caring for loved ones diagnosed with cancer. We discuss practical issues, emotional tolls, family dynamics, and the evolving nature of the caregiving role. This episode offers valuable insights and resources for cancer caregivers, shedding light on their vital role in the cancer experience. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for these unsung heroes in cancer care. 

    • 42 min
    59. There is No Us, Without Them

    59. There is No Us, Without Them

    In this episode, Mike and Nancy open up about the profound impact of losing their spouses and the unforeseen journey of healing that followed. Join us as they recount their experiences at CancerCare's Healing Hearts Bereavement Family Camp, a place they never imagined would play a pivotal role in their paths towards recovery. Joined by Kathy Nugent, Senior Director of Regional Programs, we hear about how Healing Hearts shaped Mike and Nancy's experience.

    They speak candidly about the challenges and nuances of blending their lives and supporting their young daughters through this complex process. This conversation offers an honest and raw look into navigating grief, finding strength in vulnerability, and building a new family from a place of shared understanding and resilience. Listen in for a genuine and heartfelt exploration of life, loss, and the unexpected forms that healing can take.

    • 1 hr
    58. What the Grief? Part II

    58. What the Grief? Part II

    In the second part of this episode, oncology social worker Lucia continues her conversation around grief with two former members of her Bereavement Support Group, Jay and Lou. After being with their wives for upward of 30 years, they share their journeys of loss, moving forward and survival. Join us for an episode exploring the evolving nature of grief and the crucial role of a support system; a raw look at love, loss, and healing.

    • 55 min
    57. What the Grief? Part I

    57. What the Grief? Part I

    Cancer Out Loud returns this summer to share new stories of hope and resilience. In the first part of this heartfelt episode, oncology social worker, Lucia, brings together two former members of her Bereavement Support Group, Susan and Mary, to share their experiences navigating grief and loss after the death of their husbands. They touch on the universality of loss and yet the profoundly personal journey of bereavement. With Lucia guiding their conversation, they delve into the complexities of healing, the importance of support systems, and the strength they found in unexpected places. Tune in for this intimate exploration of grief that illuminates the tragedy of loss, the power of resilience, and where to find glimmers of hope.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    56. Without CancerCare...

    56. Without CancerCare...

    March is National Social Work Month and an opportunity to reflect on the positive impact that CancerCare’s services have had on the oncology community. For our Season 6 finale and the three year anniversary of the Cancer Out Loud Podcast launch, we take a closer look at what it means to be an oncology social worker at CancerCare. Listen in as earlier podcast guests share their sentiments of what it would be like without the support of CancerCare.  Cancer Out Loud will return later this Spring for Season 7.

    • 11 min
    55. Speaking Up Can Save Your Life

    55. Speaking Up Can Save Your Life

    Before her cancer diagnosis, Valarie worked in human resources. After being diagnosed with both multiple myeloma and breast cancer, Valarie’s life took a different path- one of advocacy and patient education.  As her goals shifted, she focused on educating others about the disease while shedding light on health inequities. In the penultimate episode of Season 6, Valarie shares how advocating for herself led to empowering others to find their voice.

    • 37 min

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