102 episodes

The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
The team on the You, Me & the Big C podcast are your BFF’s, your sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers.
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon. Founded by Rachael Bland.

You, Me and the Big C: Putting the can in cancer BBC Radio 5 Live

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
The team on the You, Me & the Big C podcast are your BFF’s, your sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers.
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon. Founded by Rachael Bland.

    About The Cost Of Cancer

    About The Cost Of Cancer

    Lauren Mahon hosts this legacy episode discussing the cost of having cancer. She speaks with 77-year-old Helen van Bueren who is living alone in Nottingham and is struggling to heat her home, and Sarah Mills, who explains how difficult it has been to be self employed following her cancer diagnosis.
    Lauren is then joined in studio with Marie Curie's public policy advisor, Rini Jones, and Macmillan advisor, Christopher Jones to answer your questions about cancer and the cost of living crisis.

    • 56 min
    About Single Parents Going Through Cancer

    About Single Parents Going Through Cancer

    Steve Bland returns to host this legacy episode discussing cancer and single parents. Steve is joined in the studio by Sophie Blake, who is living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer and is single parent to 16-year-old Maya, Ryan Mahon who lost his wife during the pandemic, and is now single parent to Lola and Pixie, and 22-year-old Sophie White, single mother to a nearly 2 year old, Remi. Sophie suffered a seizure in June 2023, and within weeks was diagnosed with glioblastoma and told she had just 12 to 18 months to live. Steve, Ryan, and the Sophie's discuss the challenges and rewards surrounding being a single parent affected by cancer.

    • 50 min
    About The Today Podcast on Cancer

    About The Today Podcast on Cancer

    We wanted to share this podcast with you. In the week in which King Charles III shared his cancer diagnosis, Amol Rajan and Nick Robinson asked why it’s important to talk about cancer. Stephen Fry talks about his own diagnosis of an aggressive prostate cancer and we also hear from Paralympian Erin Kennedy, the BBC’s international editor Jeremy Bowen, broadcaster Edward Stourton and from Steve Bland whose partner, the ‘You, Me and the Big C’ host Rachael Bland, died of cancer in 2018.
    Nick also talks to Amol about his own experience of cancer and they speak to Professor Pat Price, one of the country’s leading oncologists, about why survival rates in the UK are lower than other countries. Details of help and support with cancer are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline

    • 56 min
    About Cancer and Homelessness

    About Cancer and Homelessness

    Lauren Mahon returns to host this legacy episode discussing cancer and homelessness.
    Lauren travels to Burnley to meet with Pastor Mick from The Church on the Street, and Thomas Linford, who after years of homelessness and a liver cancer diagnosis is currently residing in Palace House Care home in Burnley.
    We hear from Advanced Nurse Practitioner Sheilagh Armstrong at The Wellspring, Stockport who work with those who are homeless or at the risk of losing their home. Manager of The Wellspring, Alex Knight and Project Worker, Paul Cornwall also join Lauren in the studio.

    • 49 min
    About Your Cancer Staff

    About Your Cancer Staff

    Presenter and broadcaster, Chris Latchem makes an emotional return to the hospital that saved his life to talk to the staff that got him through it, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. From Sarah on reception, to John in haematology, Denise and Tracy in the blood room, and honorary consultant, Tim, we learn all about the roles, lives, and emotions of the staff who care for us. Towards the end, we also discover who's looking after the staff themselves.
    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #youmebigc across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    • 39 min
    About Cancer And Diversity

    About Cancer And Diversity

    After meeting during their treatment for breast cancer, Eloise Wynter and Lizzi Amartay host the second episode of this legacy series of podcasts, this time discussing diversity in cancer.
    Eloise and Lizzi are joined by founder of Black Women Rising, Leanne Pero, and director of Equality and Diversity UK, Alyson Malach. The conversation ranges from hair loss, chemotherapy and family, to community, beliefs and religion.
    Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #youmebigc across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

LesheyMartin ,

Guest Speaker

I am writing to express my interest in joining your podcast to share my unique journey and experiences. As someone who accepted the assignment given to me by Jesus, I believe that my story can inspire and encourage others to start their own journey towards self-discovery and fulfillment.

EnglishItalians ,

Thank you

I have just listened (and cried) to the last broadcast. This year marks my 10 years in remission anniversary for breast cancer. All the topics you have presented over the years have been so valuable to me and many other cancer patients. Thank for the laughs, tears and support. Wishing Steve much happiness with his new family and Lauren every success in the future. Fondest wishes from a former Londoner now Florida resident🥰

Dogsbreath ,

bland

Good show. Even with Steve, who is bland by name and bland by nature..

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