A podcast about cancering. Seeing cancer as a part of life that touches every person and community is today’s reality and the spark for this podcast. Cancer is just something that we ALL have to recognize, acknowledge, cope with, live with, struggle with, rage upon, crush and even thrive with. This show is more than knowing and fighting or beating cancer. It's more than just relaying science, hope and technology. It's a platform for knowledge, stories, coping advice, life tips, inspiration, humor, jokes and even smiles. Together our purpose is to demystify cancer. Take away as much fear out of the diagnosis, treatment and process as we can. Defeat its grip on our lives. This is The Cancering Show.
Cancer Lessons and Silver Linings with Glen Mutchnick
Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce talks with teacher, lymphoma survivor and author Glen Mutchnick about his book "Everybody's Got Tzuris," which documents his and others' cancer journeys. "Tzuris" is a Yiddish word that means difficulties or troubles. A lot of positive things came out of Glen's diagnosis, treatment and recovery. He used his cancer troubles as a lesson in his classroom, and he says his experience has taught him to "stop sweating the small stuff," and have more compassion and empathy for others.
Managing Your Cancer Risk with Dr. Natalie Gassman
On this episode, Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce has a very important conversation about cancer risk and prevention with cancer researcher Natalie Gassman, Ph.D. Gassman explains how long-term exposure to the sun, e-cigarettes, common chemicals and BPAs can transform our DNA at the cellular level, possibly causing cancer. Plus, they discuss the small and practical everyday decisions that can minimize our risk of getting cancer.
Staying Ahead of Cancer with Dr. Phillip Fields
Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce talks with Dr. Phillip Fields, professor of anatomy at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Fields was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and told to give up his passion - running. Refusing to let leukemia dictate his life, he has run more than 100 marathons, including one in every state and Canadian Province. Plus, he shares his cancer and running journey in his book "The Long Road Back To Boston: Marathon Running with Leukemia."
Defining Cancer Cure with Dr. Martin Heslin
On this episode, Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce talks with Dr. Martin Heslin, a surgical oncologist and the director of the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, about the future of cancer treatment, what it means to cure cancer, the advancements in genetics and the importance of building personal relationships throughout the cancer journey.
Detecting Hereditary Cancer with Cassie Gurganus
Did you know that there is a blood test that can tell you whether you are at higher risk to develop cancer during your lifetime?Today, we have Cassie Gurganus, a Certified Genetic Counselor at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, and she explains the inherited cancer risks that are passed from parent to child and the testing options that are available. Plus, she shares the latest breakthroughs and the importance of using our DNA to help diagnose, treat and further understand cancer.
Palliative Care and Living With Cancer
On this episode, Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce talks with Blair Pringle, CRNP, a supportive care nurse practitioner at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, and she shares her insights on palliative care and how it is often misunderstood. With a focus on the comfort level of patients and their quality of life, supportive care is more than end-of-life care. It asks, "How can you live with cancer?"