Welcome to the Move Against Cancer Podcast.
This podcast aspires to support and inspire people to move, exercise and live an active and fulfilling life despite a cancer diagnosis. We share the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
We know that many people are scared to stay active during cancer treatment. We know that for some, cancer can take away the hope that comes from dreaming of a future. And we know many people diagnosed with cancer feel isolated and lonely.
We hope that by sharing the stories of others finding their own way through cancer, the Move Against Cancer podcast will provide hope, support and a sense of empowerment to anyone living with or beyond cancer.
Unfortunately, cancer will affect everyone either personally or through our loved ones and so whatever position you are in we hope you will learn and be inspired by our podcast. Thank you so much for listening.
Movember - Talking Men's Health with Tony Collier and Friends
This episode is hosted by Tony Collier, who is an incredibly inspiring individual who despite living with incurable prostate cancer, continues to live an active and fulfilling life, and is passionate about raising awareness of men's health, particularly men's cancers.Around 52,300 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year.2,400 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer in the UK each year and this is the most common cancer among young men.Across the UK, 13 men die by suicide every day, with males accounting for around 75% of all suicides.Tony gathered some of his friends together to take part in this conversational episode, which raises awareness of men's mental and physical health. Tony says: "We are just trying to get people talking... Maybe, just maybe, this little campaign could help save a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a partner, a man's life".
Trigger Warning: Conversations about Suicide
Episode produced by Kevin Bannon
Coping with Breast Cancer - a conversation with Dr Sarah Swan
Dr Sarah Swan is a clinical psychologist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019. Sarah shares her personal experience of the emotional impact of breast cancer along with her professional skills in how to cope with the difficult thoughts and feelings that result. She also talks about using her own experience to write a self help book for others impacted by breast cancer titled 'Coping with Breast Cancer: How to Navigate the Emotional Impact Throughout Your Journey'. Her book is available to buy HERE.
Episode Produced by Kevin Bannon.
Talking cancer in your 20's - the physical, psychological and emotional changes.
We kick off our new series with 2 very special guests, Mel Kelly and Gemma Bavister. These two young people were faced with a cancer diagnosis in their 20's. In this episode they discuss navigating their way through cancer treatment, whilst also dealing with the physical, psychological and emotional changes that come as a result of their diagnosis. We talk body image, confidence, self esteem and climbing mountains (both literally and figuratively!) and how movement is a powerful tool to combat the physical and mental side effects of cancer. This is a truly inspiring and uplifting episode and we hope you enjoy listening!
Talking how exercise can change how we live well with and beyond cancer, with Simon Darby MBE and Mark Adams.
In this episode, Sophie chats to Simon Darby MBE and Mark Adams. Simon has been a Young Lives vs Cancer Social Worker for 12 years and founded the MOVE Forward Programme in Northern Ireland, which is a CrossFit based exercise programme for young adults living beyond cancer.This is an incredibly inspiring and uplifting chat and shows just how powerful exercise can be in changing the lives of those living with and beyond cancer. Find out more about MOVE Forward: https://www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk/life-with-cancer/i-have-cancer/health-and-wellbeing/crossfit-move-forward/
Insta: @crossfitmoveforward @simon.younglives
Young Lives vs Cancer Social Work Manager- Northern Ireland
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Founder of CrossFit MOVE Forward
Adaptive and Inclusive Trainer
Insta: @mark_adams_weightlifting_coach @mark__cf
CrossFit Level 1 trainer
British weightlifting level 1 and 2 coach
Visit our website and social media channels to find out more about what we do.https://movecharity.org/Insta: @5kyourwayTwitter: @cancer5kYourWayYouTube: @moveagainstcancer
Talking juggling junior doctor life and cancer life with Krista Bose.
Krista is an NHS junior doctor. She also has metastatic bone cancer.
She qualified as a doctor in 2021, in-between lockdowns and chemotherapy regimes, despite having been told when her sarcoma returned that there was no way she could finish medical school.
Krista likes proving her doctors wrong. As part of her primary treatment she had her femur, knee, top of her tibia and all 4 of her quadriceps muscles resected. Last year she climbed Mount Toukbal in the Atlas mountains. This year she is gunning for Kilimanjaro. Krista has a moving, funny, beautiful Instagram blog where she shares titbits from her life as a junior doctor, her life as someone living with cancer and above all, her overwhelming lust for life. Find her on instagram HERE.
This conversation was a real treat. We hope you enjoy!
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Talking TV to Triathlon with special guest: Louise Minchin
This week’s guest is the wonderful Louise Minchin.
Many of you will have woken up to Louise on your TV screens as she presented BBC Breakfast for 20 years and she’s also appeared on a number of other radio and television programmes. Louise is also known for her love of endurance sport, having completed a number of extreme triathlons, which is how she met Lucy Gossage, the co-founder of our 5k Your Way initiative. In this episode, Louise talks to Sophie, MOVE’s Admin and Fundraising Coordinator, and among many other things they discuss:
Louise’s TV career and the challenges she faced.
Her love of extreme triathlon.
Her journey to the London Marathon, which she will be running with her daughter this month in support of MOVE.
Louise is a huge supporter of MOVE Charity and has previously won money for us on The Celebrity Chase and Pointless All Stars. She will also be joining us for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in September! Louise is such a warm, funny and honest person and we are delighted to have her as a guest on our podcast.
If you would like to support Louise for the London Marathon this year, you can donate to her fundraising page HERE. Louise’s new book - ‘Fearless: Adventures with Extraordinary Women’ is out on 25th May and can be preordered HERE.