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.
Talking a Neurosurgeon becoming a patient with Mr Henry Marsh
This week’s guest is arguably the world’s most well-known neurosurgeon, Mr Henry Marsh.
Henry is nominally retired but continues to teach, lecture, write and share his knowledge and expertise, both within the UK and in Ukraine and Nepal. Henry is an acclaimed author; his first two books, ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery’ were both Sunday Times No. 1 bestsellers. In 2020, Henry was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and in his most recent book ‘And Finally’ he shares his experience of transitioning from doctor to patient and reflects deeply on life and death with both humour and candour.
Talking coxing, compromising, communicating and challenges with Erin Kennedy MBE
Erin is a full-time coxswain for the GB rowing squad. She has multiple accolades to her name, not least Tokyo 2020 paralympic champion, two-time world champion, European champion and MBE.
In May this year, aged 29, Erin was diagnosed with breast cancer. The day after she was given this diagnosis, she flew to Serbia to re-join her team to claim her first ever world cup gold medal. 3 months later, in between cycles of chemotherapy, Erin and her team won the
Talking to the Queen of Female Empowerment: Jacqueline Gold, Executive Chair of Ann Summers.
This week we’re talking to the game-changing Jacqueline Gold. Jacqueline is one of the UK’s most successful businesswomen, having been CEO of Ann Summers for over 30 years.
She started her career aiming to empower women in the bedroom, evolved her career to empower women in the boardroom and has always had female empowerment at the core of everything she does. Jacqueline also has breast cancer.
This is an incredible conversation with one of Britain’s most influential women.
Talking football, cancer and the desire to help others with Tony Lormor
Tony Lormor is an ex professional footballer who in his youth signed for Newcastle United before going on to play for the likes of Lincoln City, Chesterfield and Mansfield Town. Tony has also had his own experience of cancer having had Lymphoma numerous times since his initial diagnosis in 2011, however despite all of the harsh treatment that he’s been faced with, Tony has remained extremely positive and has gone on to do extraordinary things despite living with cancer. In this episode, Tony chats to Sophie, who is part of the team here at MOVE Charity and has also had Leukaemia 3 times herself, all about how his own experiences have made him want to do things that help others who are living with and beyond cancer, as it gives him that ‘warm, fuzzy feeling inside’ when he knows he has helped someone else or given them support when they need it.
Talking with Naomi Pye: Cancer Clinical Psychologist. With bonus talk on Norseman triathlon with Sinead Conneely
Naomi Pye is a clinical psychologist in Nottingham who supports people to find their own strategies to Move Against Cancer. In this episode, Naomi talks to Lucy about what her role entails, discussing some of the strategies that she shares with the people she supports. They explore the ways a psychologist can support people living with and after cancer to cope with the challenges, life changes and uncertainty that cancer might throw them.
There is also a bonus chat with Sinead Conneely who has just competed in The Norseman Triathlon! Sinead did this through #TeamZalaris and raised almost £8,000 for MOVE Charity!
Talking positive mental attitude and coping strategies with Jade, Ashley and Sophie
In this episode Georgie speaks to three young people who have all been through their own cancer journey. This is a very open and honest conversation and, we think you'll agree, it is a real privilege to listen to Sophie, Ashley and Jade who are all so wise beyond their years.
We talk all about mental health and wellbeing and the importance of focusing on trying to have a positive mental attitude as much as possible during treatment and after.
We guarantee you'll find this thought-provoking, inspiring and hopefully come away with an overwhelmingly positive outlook on life no matter what card you're dealt.