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.
Be My BFF with Darlene Chavers
In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce talks with Darlene Chavers, the founder of Breast Friends Forever, about how important it is for survivors and caregivers to have a cancer support group in their lives. Plus, Darlene shares her advice on how you can start a support group in your area or one that targets your specific cancer.
Cancer Treatment and the Heart with Dr. Christopher Malozzi
Dr. JYP talks with USA Health cardiologist Dr. Christopher Malozzi, who treats all types of patients (not just cancer patients) with heart problems. Dr. Malozzi explains his role in the field of oncology and how there can be a connection between heart problems and some chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Plus, he shares his unique perspective and concerns as both a doctor and as a parent of a child who has undergone cancer treatment.
The Oncology Nurse Calling with Miranda Williams
Meet Miranda Stewart Williams. Miranda is an experienced and talented nurse who has spent most of her career on the oncology floor at USA Health University Hospital. On this episode, she takes Dr. JYP behind the scenes to see what it's really like to be a frontline worker on a cancer ward. Plus, she shares her daily routines, the hardest and most rewarding parts of her job, how her life is nothing like those TV hospital dramas, and how she felt called to her profession.
Health Equity in Cancer Care with Dr. Lori Pierce
On this episode, Dr. JYP does a deep dive on health equity with Lori Pierce, M.D., a radiation oncologist and the new president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the preeminent association for cancer doctors. Health equity in cancer care is Dr. Lori Pierce's focus for her term as president of ASCO, and she shares her unique insights, perspectives and hopes for how the latest cancer treatments, clinical trials and breakthroughs are available to everyone in need.
'Our Friend' the Caregiver with Matt Teague
On this episode, Dr. JYP talks with writer Matthew Teague. Matt's wife, Nicole, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 34 while they were raising two daughters in Fairhope, Alabama. Following her death, Matt wrote about their cancer journey and their close friend Dane, who upended his own life to help them cope with Nicole's care. Published in Esquire magazine in 2015, Matt's story has become a star-studded movie, "Our Friend," which released in January 2021.
COVID and Cancer Care with Dr. Michael Chang
Who would have believed when we launched The Cancering Show we'd be talking about a pandemic during Season 2? For cancer patients, either in treatment or after treatment, it's a really scary time. On this episode, Dr. JYP talks with Dr. Michael Chang, the chief medical officer for USA Health. He gives us his unique perspective on COVID-19, where we are with the vaccine, and his thoughts on preventative screenings for those with cancer and other chronic conditions.