Your Stories is a mini-podcast series featuring the unscripted conversations between patients, doctors, and the family and friends who conquer cancer with them. Participants share their inspiring experiences as wives and husbands, daughters and sons, and sisters and brothers whose lives were interrupted by cancer.
The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The podcast is provided on the understanding that it does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests who speak in a podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions. Neither Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundations, nor any of its affiliates endorses, supports or opposes any particular treatment option or other matter discussed in a podcast. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy on a podcast should not be construed as an endorsement.
Kristin and Will Flannery are the First Couple of Comedy. Will – aka @DGlaucomflecken on the internet and comedy stages, aka Dr. Flannery to his optometry patients, and aka Dad to the two kids he shares with Kristin - aka @LadyGlaucomflecken - is a two-time testicular cancer survivor; he also survived cardiac arrest – all before age 35.
Breast cancer survivor Brenda Brody tells Dr. Mark Lewis how she endured the mental anguish of treatment, why she became a mentor, and why she shares her story to help others.
Day by Day
In the latest Your Stories podcast, 12-year-old Cain and his mom, Tawny share with host Dr. Mark Lewis how their family maintains hope and what others can do to help families who are conquering cancer together.
Dr. Lewis, who self-diagnosed his MEN1, understands how patients can feel doubted and judged. Among the ways both Dr. Lewis and Dr. Dizon believe patients can best be served is shed any blame associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Lessons in Uncertainty
Soon after recovering from Hodgkin lymphoma, Lisa Geller’s cancer returned. Then another shocking diagnosis: endometrial cancer.
In the latest Your Stories podcast, Lisa, a teacher, tells host Dr. Don Dizon what she learned when her treatments did not go as she or her doctors expected.
Making Advocacy Count
Why representation matters. Why pronouns matter. And why it matters more than ever for patients with cancer from the LGBTQ+ community to be counted and welcomed.
Scout, MA, PhD, executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, tells host Dr. Don Dizon why be believes erasing the implicit bias and stigma LGBT patients often face begins with doctors and allies asking the uncomfortable questions and feeling comfortable admitting when they “just don't know what they don't know.”
Patients with cancer tell their stories
These stories cover every type of cancer and help patients, survivors and families deal with the everyday challenges of cancer.