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In the latest series, Radio DJ Angie Greaves meets people living with and affected by cancer for honest conversations over a cuppa. Expect real experiences from people who understand what you’re going through, plus useful advice and information from Macmillan professionals.

Talking Cancer Macmillan Cancer Support

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In the latest series, Radio DJ Angie Greaves meets people living with and affected by cancer for honest conversations over a cuppa. Expect real experiences from people who understand what you’re going through, plus useful advice and information from Macmillan professionals.

    Bonus episode: Macmillan Cancer Support presents Cancer Unfiltered hosted by Lauren Mahon

    Bonus episode: Macmillan Cancer Support presents Cancer Unfiltered hosted by Lauren Mahon

    Macmillan Cancer Support presents a bumper podcast episode following a first-of-its-kind panel discussion hosted by presenter, broadcast and campaigner Lauren Mahon. A candid conversation led by real people with fascinating, unique experiences of cancer, who are ready to share their stories. Cancer, dating, relationships, fertility – no topic is off the table.

    • 57 min
    Series 3, Episode 6: Cancer as a young person

    Series 3, Episode 6: Cancer as a young person

    In the final episode of the series, Angie chats with Nick who was diagnosed with bowel cancer during the pandemic. Nick describes his experience of being diagnosed as a young person living in London, and getting to grips with his stoma bag which he now calls ‘Zippy’. Angie also chats with Macmillan’s Strategic Advisor for Treatment, Dany Bell, who provides some tips and tricks for living with a stoma bag.

    For more information and support about stomas, visit Macmillan’s webpage (bit.ly/34DaMHw).

    • 35 min
    Series 3, Episode 5: Cancer as a single parent

    Series 3, Episode 5: Cancer as a single parent

    Angie has a cuppa with Dee, who talks about her breast cancer diagnosis while she was juggling life as a single mum. Dee explains the emotional impact that her diagnosis had on her young son. Later in the episode, Angie speaks to Macmillan professional Azmina Rose, who offers some guidance and support for single parents living with cancer.

    For more information and support visit Macmillan’s website (bit.ly/34oVnLa), or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.

    • 29 min
    Series 3, Episode 4: Grief and picking up the pieces

    Series 3, Episode 4: Grief and picking up the pieces

    *This episode contains content which may be upsetting for some listeners*

    Angie meets with Chris, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer twice between 2007 and 2017. In this episode, Chris tells Angie about his initial diagnosis, during which time his dad, John, was a huge source of support to him. However, six years later, John received his own diagnosis, and sadly died in 2015. Chris explains how he coped with grief and a second diagnosis without his dad by his side. Later in the episode, Angie talks to Boots’ Chief Pharmacist, Marc Donovan, about his own experience and the practical support available when dealing with loss.

    For more information and support, visit Macmillan’s page on coping with bereavement (bit.ly/3ogiheB).

    • 32 min
    Series 3, Episode 3: Cancer as a taboo

    Series 3, Episode 3: Cancer as a taboo

    Angie catches up with Iyna, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Iyna explains that, in her community, cancer is often not spoken about and she found herself on the receiving end of hurtful comments from some individuals. Angie also speaks to Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist, Bina Mehta, about the support that’s out there for people facing similar challenges after their diagnosis.

    • 31 min
    Series 3, Episode 2: Cancer and fertility

    Series 3, Episode 2: Cancer and fertility

    *This episode contains content which may be upsetting for some listeners*

    In this episode, Angie meets Krista, who was diagnosed with myeloma in May 2020. Still coming to terms with her diagnosis and facing treatment at home, Krista explains how she had to make a life-changing decision between fertility treatment and cancer treatment. Later on, Macmillan professional Azmina Rose joins Angie to offer guidance about the support available when thinking about fertility and cancer.

    For more information and support, visit Macmillan’s webpages on fertility in women (bit.ly/3rrJkUL) and fertility in men (bit.ly/3fAWgSS).

    • 36 min

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