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Pastor Dan Nicewonger, Author of The Journey Continues; One Man’s Journey Through Terminal Illness
Feb 25 • 33 min
Dan Nicewonger was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in May of 2016 while serving as Pastor of the First Baptist Church Kennet Square, Pennsylvania. We discussed his book, The Journey Continues, the challenge of serving and caring for a community while…
Voices of Cancer; An Interview With Author Lynda Wolters
Feb 11 • 36 min
In August of 2016, Lynda Wolters was diagnosed with stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma. Her book, Voices of Cancer, “offers a candid look into the world of a cancer patient.” The book “helps educate, dispel fears, and start positivie conversations about what a…
Cancer Will Not Be My Legacy, With Matt Newman
Jan 28 • 37 min
In this powerful interview Matt Newman shares his story of how he came to be diagnosed and ultimately survived brain cancer. He shares the power of a positive mindset, the importance of exercise and how his cancer experience reshaped his view of life.
Why Cancer Patients Should Advocate For Their Care, With Maureen Famiano
Jan 14 • 33 min
Maureen Famiano was originally diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in 2010. Six weeks after colon resection surgery she learned her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
Sunrise; A Story of Healing and Coping With Grief, With Mark Potter
Dec 31, 2019 • 33 min
Mark Potter One month after retiring as a news correspondent with NBC, Mark Potter found himself in the role as cancer caregiver for his wife Judith. As a way to find some solitude during this difficult time, /mark began photographing the beautiful…
Living The Role of The Cancer Caregiver, With Kandis Draw
Dec 17, 2019 • 27 min
Kandis’ mother succumbed to cancer in 2014. Not only was she her mother’s caregiver she also was charged with caring for her younger siblings. During this time she was literally burning the candle at both ends.
Tatiana Suarez; Her Story of Conquering Cancer and Winning In the UFC
Dec 1, 2019 • 33 min
Tatiana Suarez started wrestling when she was three years’ old. Right before she was to compete in the 2012 Olympics in London, she was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.
Interview With Stage 4 Rectal Cancer Patient Christy Lorio
Nov 19, 2019 • 32 min
In 2017 while traveling in Ireland, Christy had a seizure. The doctors traced the source of the seizure to a tumor in her brain which had metastasized from her rectum. She was 37 years old and had stage 4 rectal cancer.
When Cancer Returns After Being Cured
Nov 5, 2019 • 37 min
In 2005 Wendi was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic ovarian cancer. She also tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene. After treatment, which included a hysterectomy and prophylactic double mastectomy, she was pronounced “cured” after five years. Early in…
What Cancer Taught A Disaster Psychologist About Faith and Resilience
Oct 22, 2019 • 38 min
Dr. Jamie Aten is the Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College. A survivor of colorectal cancer, he’s also the author of A Walking Disaster: What Surviving…
Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin
Oct 8, 2019 • 36 min
As a breast cancer survivor, Sylvie Leotin understands the the unseen needs of cancer patients. As a former ballerina and computer scientist, Sylvie seeks to integrate the mind, body and heart to live a more meaningful life. During our conversation we…
Resilient People; An Interview With Founder Janet Fanaki
Sep 24, 2019 • 25 min
Janet Fanaki created Resilient People, Stories to Inspire while caring for her husband who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Brain Cancer in 2016. During our conversation we discussed the origins of her Resilient People project.
Diagnosed With Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer, But Focused On Hope
Sep 10, 2019 • 33 min
In the spring of 2016 Chris Lawrence was diagnosed with stage 4 Bile Duct cancer. While laying in his hospital bed, his father wrote “Hope Has Arrived” on the whiteboard. Thus the non-profit organization hopehasarrived.com was born.
Fear of a Cancer Recurrence; An Emotional Conversation With Courtney Forget
Aug 27, 2019 • 27 min
A cancer recurrence is every cancer survivors greatest fear. In her return visit to the , Courtney Forget talks intimately about this fear. We also discussed: How she went from looking forward to her ileostomy reversal - as discussed in - to loving…
Treating Cancer By Focusing On the Body, Mind and Spirit, With Dr. Rob Rutledge
Aug 13, 2019 • 37 min
By treating cancer by focusing on the body, mind and spirit, Dr. Rob Rutledge makes deep connections with his patients. During our conversation we discussed: The profound impact Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book, Love, Medicine and Miracles had on him and how it…
TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer, Interview With Author Marquina Iliev-Piselli
Jul 30, 2019 • 35 min
Marquina Iliev-Piselli is a breast cancer survivor and author of the upcoming book TOUGH: Women Who Survived Cancer. She shares her story in this podcast.
Interview With Two-Time Cancer Survivor Howard Brown
Jul 15, 2019 • 30 min
Howard Brown was first diagnosed with cancer - Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma - at the age of 24. When he turned 50, a routine colonoscopy revealed stage 3 colon cancer. During our conversation we discussed: The numerous treatments, including HIPEC, and clinical…
Help Us Be Recognized In Las Vegas!
Jul 8, 2019 • 1 min
I am honored to have been nominated by WEGO Health for the Best In Show Podcast award. The top three nominees in each category will be recognized this fall at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It would mean the world to me to get your endorsement (vote).
Stage 4 Melanoma; Summers Spent Tanning Nearly Cost Her Her Life; With Becca Pendarvis
Jul 2, 2019 • 30 min
As a teenager growing up in Kansas Becca Pendarvis spent her summers doing everything she could to get as tan as possible. Now a mother of a sixteen year-old daughter, she has spent the last seven years dealing with Stage 4 Melanoma skin cancer.
Learning How to Simplify Cancer With Joe Bakhmoutski
Jun 18, 2019 • 34 min
Joe Bakhmoutski was diagnosed with Testicular cancer in 2016.He founded Simplify Cancer to provide support and advice to those touched by cancer.
When Your Child Has Stage 4 Cancer; An Interview With Julie Chessell
Jun 4, 2019 • 26 min
In early 2017 Julie Chessell’s son, , was diagnosed with , a rare form of pediatric liver cancer. During our conversation we discussed: What motivated Julie to have Brock examined by a doctor. The treatments Brock underwent and what they did when the…
What Every Cancer Caregiver Should Know, With Kaycee Carmichael
May 21, 2019 • 40 min
Kaycee shares tips and advice that she learned while caring for her mother who had Stage 4 colorectal cancer.
Why Getting a 2nd and 3rd Opinion Made a Difference In Her Cancer Treatment, With Sasha Denisova
May 7, 2019 • 31 min
Seeking out a 2nd and 3rd opinion in her cancer treatment resulted in a dramatic improvement in Sasha Denisova’s quality of life.Sasha first appeared on this podcast in Episode 83 where she shared the struggle she faced getting doctors to take her…
The World’s Okayest Cyclist; Beating Cancer Through Faith and Exercise with Shawn Watson
Apr 23, 2019 • 35 min
In the fall of 2013, Shawn Watson was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma. Shawn credits his faith and passion for exercise, specifically cycling for helping him recover from his diagnosis.
Discussing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatment With Susan Strong
Apr 9, 2019 • 38 min
Susan Strong was first diagnosed with cancer shortly after graduating high school when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 17. Like many childhood cancer survivors she was unaware of the health complications she would face many years…
Living An Active Life With An Ostomy; With Colorectal Cancer Survivor Doug Dallmann
Mar 23, 2019 • 30 min
leads a very active life despite his ostomy. That wasn’t always the case; however. When he awoke from his surgery for stage 3 colorectal cancer in 2010 he was devastated to learn he was left with a permanent ostomy. He was “filled with anxiety,…
Supporting The Cancer Community With His One Percent Podcast, With Truitt Taylor
Mar 19, 2019 • 32 min
The WE Have Cancer community mourns the passing this week of Chere Garcia. Chere was a guest on the podcast in 2016. You can listen to our conversation at . May her memory serve as a blessing to her family, friends and all who loved her. In this…
The Dana-Farber Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer; Interview With Dr. Kimmie Ng and Pat Beauregard
Mar 12, 2019 • 30 min
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute opened the doors to its new Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center this past week. In anticipation of this exciting news I interviewed Dr. Kimmie Ng, Founding Director, and young-onset survivor, Pat Beauregard.
Advocacy and Faith Has Helped Carole Motycka Outlive Her Initial Cancer Prognosis
Mar 5, 2019 • 31 min
n our first episode supporting 2019 Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Carole Motycka talks about how advocacy and faith has helped her far outlive her doctor’s initial prognosis.
The Big Surprise
Feb 27, 2019 • 12 min
Host Lee Silverstein, shares surprising news and it’s definitely not the surprise he was expecting. WE Have Cancer Links Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcast - Google Podcasts - Spotify - Stitcher - Follow WE Have Cancer…
Surviving Sarcoma Cancer Through Faith, Love and Writing With Nicole Body
Feb 26, 2019 • 40 min
Nicole Body has been surviving cancer through faith, love and passion for writing. A Stage 3 survivor, Nicole chronicled her cancer experience through her blog; . During our conversation we discussed: How she came to be diagnosed The importance of…
Rehabbing From Cancer, With 9-Year Survivor Michele Longabaugh
Feb 12, 2019 • 47 min
is a 9-year stage 4 cancer survivor. She was diagnosed in 2010 with anal cancer and has far exceeded her 3-year “expiration date,” as she described it. During our conversation we discussed: The challenging treatment she went through The stigma…
The Colon Club - Providing Support and Healing to Those Touched By Colorectal Cancer
Jan 29, 2019 • 28 min
The guests for this episode were Phoung Ly Gallagher, Executive Vice President, and Kristina Smith, Vice President of Communications for The Colon Club provides resources for those touched by colorectal cancer. During our conversation we…
Dean Hall Is A Cancer Survivor Who’s Swimming In Miracles
Jan 15, 2019 • 44 min
Dean Hall is the first person in history to swim the entire 184 miles of Oregon’s . He accomplished this feat in June of 2014 while he still had active leukemia and lymphoma to prove to cancer patients around the world that you don’t have to give up…
Lyfebulb - A Patient Platform That Embraces and Stimulates Innovation Toward Better Quality of Life
Jan 1, 2019 • 37 min
, is the CEO and Co-Founder of , an organization whose mission is to “Reduce the burden of chronic disease through the power of the patient.” In our conversation we discussed: The origin and goals of Lyfebulb since its inception in 2014. How her own…
Powered by Hope; An Interview With Ironman Triathlete and Stage IV Cancer Survivor Teri Griege
Dec 18, 2018 • 33 min
Teri Griege In 2009, shortly after completing her first , Teri Griege was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She was 48 years old. During our conversation we discussed: How her diagnosis saved the lives of her two older sisters. Her setting a goal…
A Car Accident Saved My Life; An Interview With Lung Cancer Survivor Yovana Portillo
Dec 4, 2018 • 31 min
A Car Accident Saved My Life; An Interview With Lung Cancer Survivor Yovana Portillo[/caption] is a young lung cancer survivor who was diagnosed with stage 1b lung cancer purely by accident. During our conversation we discussed: The story behind the…
Interview With 15 yr. Cancer Survivor and Passionate Advocate Candace Henley
Nov 20, 2018 • 52 min
Candace first appeared on the podcast back in 2015. You can listen to that interview . Much has changed in Candace’s life since then. During our conversation we discussed: How her life has changed 15 years since her original diagnosis. The alarming…
Lacuna Loft Provides Young Adult Cancer Resources No Matter Where You Are
Nov 6, 2018 • 22 min
Mallory Casperson is the CEO and founder of A former aerospace engineer, Mallory was thrust into the cancer world after being diagnosed with . During our interview we discussed: How her mother’s cancer diagnosis, and subsequently her own…
Interview With 5-yr. Breast Cancer Survivor and Cancer Scientist Noel Peters
Oct 23, 2018 • 39 min
[caption id=”attachment_1609” align=”alignleft” width=”300”] Interview With 5-yr. Breast Cancer Survivor and Cancer Scientist Noel Peters[/caption] I had the pleasure of meeting in July of 2018 when I was invited to speak at the company where she…
A Routine Colonoscopy Saved His Life, With John Cavanaugh
Oct 9, 2018 • 30 min
[caption id=”attachment_1565” align=”alignleft” width=”300”] A Routine Colonoscopy Saved His Life, With John Cavanaugh[/caption] in May of 2014 John Cavanaugh was diagnosed with colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy. John’s story was profiled in…
Jack’s Caregiver Coalition - Cancer Support For Men In the Twin Cities
Sep 25, 2018 • 31 min
Kyle Woody is the founder of , a non-profit organization striving to provide world-class hospitality to men who care cancer caregivers in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. The mission of Jack’s is to improve the way men think, feel and act in their…
How One Person Can Influence Favorable Cancer Legislation, With Michael Holtz
Sep 11, 2018 • 29 min
How One Person Can Influence Favorable Cancer Legislation, With Michael Holtz[/caption] is a 6 1/2 year survivor of Stage IIIB rectal cancer and is the author of the book . Michael first appeared on this podcast in 2015. You can listen to that…
The Lung Cancer Alliance; Supporting Lung Cancer Patients for over 20 Years
Aug 28, 2018 • 30 min
The Lung Cancer Alliance; Supporting Lung Cancer Patients for over 25 Years[/caption] Andrew Ciupek is the Manager of Clinical Research at the . For over 25 years the Lung Cancer Alliance has provided information, education and support to patients,…
Charles Griffin Jr. Copes With His Stage IV Cancer Through Faith and Positivity
Aug 14, 2018 • 40 min
Charles griffin is battling Stage IV colon cancer. He discussed how his faith and attitude help him deal with his disease.
Fred and Heather Schiller Are Coping With Cancer Through Love
Jul 31, 2018 • 49 min
What an honor it is to share episode #100 with you. Never did I realize when I launched the podcast 3 1/2 years ago that I would someday be talking about such a milestone. I could not think of a better way to celebrate this important episode than by…
Interview With 20-Year Cancer Survivor, Randy Lopez
Jul 17, 2018 • 45 min
Randy Lopez is a 20-year survivor of Stage IV colon cancer. He was diagnosed in 1998 at the age of 34. We talked about the lasting impact that his diagnosis has had on him and how taking an integrative approach to his treatment, through the support of…
Chad Schrack Is Walking Across the U.S. to Raise Colon Cancer Awareness. Allison Rosen Is One of Cancer’s Rising Stars and Emerging Leaders
Jul 1, 2018 • 53 min
There are two interviews in this episode. Chad Schrack is walking across the United States, from Arlington, Virginia, to Venice Beach, California, to raise awareness for colorectal cancer. Chad’s wife Sheila is a 12 year survivor of Stage III colorectal…
Pride, Love and Cancer, With Paula and Lara Chambers
Jun 19, 2018 • 31 min
Pride, Love and Cancer, With Paula and Lara Chambers - WE Have Cancer[/caption] Paula and Lara Chambers are high school sweethearts and have been together for over 30 years. In October of 2014 they traveled from their home in Houston, Texas to New…
Rafael Martin Is Walking 50 Miles To Raise Awareness For Prostate Cancer
Jun 11, 2018 • 13 min
On June 15, 2018, Rafael Martin, a Special Education Teacher at Cypress Creek High School and a Cancer Survivor, will march 26.2 miles from a Subway in Davenport to Universal City Walk in Orlando. He will be finishing a 50 mile march he started on…
Losing Fear In The Face of Cancer, With Jessica Buscho
Jun 5, 2018 • 49 min
Jessica is currently undergoing treatment for Stage IV colon cancer. Despite the fact that her symptoms were dismissed by doctors for years, she approaches life with positivity and gratitude. During our conversation we discussed how her cancer diagnosis…
Joe Mahaffey Is Working Hard to Honor His Brother’s Memory
May 22, 2018 • 48 min
After his brother Doc’s death in 2017 from colorectal cancer, Joe Mahaffey has assumed the role of passionate advocate.
WE Have Cancer; Our Story, With Lee and Linda Silverstein
May 8, 2018 • 37 min
Host Lee Silverstein interviews his wife Linda as she shares her experience as a caregiver and discussed where her positive outlook comes from.
Big Announcement - We’re Expanding Our Reach
May 2, 2018 • 6 min
The Colon Cancer Podcast is changing its name to WE Have Cancer as a way to share these inspiring stories with a broader audience.
Honoring Her Husband’s Memory Through Her Advocacy Work, With Dana Georges
Apr 24, 2018 • 26 min
I had the pleasure of meeting Dana at the 12th annual Call-on Congress. She became very involved in cancer advocacy efforts after losing her husband Jean to colon cancer on Mother’s Day, 2015. He was only 43-years-old.
Teaching Hope and Happiness in the Face of Cancer
Apr 10, 2018 • 32 min
This story of Gina’s journey appeared in the 2017 issue of On The Rise and was written by our late friend, Dr. Tom Marsilje. Gina Benedetti may be about the happiest and most hopeful person diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) that you have .
Honoring Her Husband’s Legacy With Nikki Moore of #LiveMoore
Mar 27, 2018 • 33 min
Matt and Nikki Moore met while they were in college. They fell in love and were married a short time later. In late 2015, while pregnant with their first child, Matt was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer at the age of 32. Before his death,
Talking Colon Cancer Screening and Awareness With Dr. Andrew Albert
Mar 19, 2018 • 37 min
In this bonus episode Dr. Andrew Albert returns to the show for an informal conversation about colon cancer screening and awareness. He and I talked about embarrassment, stigmas, poop and more. How do we get young people, and their doctors,
Getting Men To Discuss Their Colon Cancer Symptoms, With Paul Shadle
Mar 13, 2018 • 33 min
Paul Shadle was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2016 after noticing symptoms on a family vacation. He had dismissed prior feelings of fatigue and chalked it up to getting older. On vacation, he had bloating and cramping in his abdomen,
Colon Cancer’s Tattooed Pinup Girl, Tara Principali
Feb 27, 2018 • 47 min
Tara (pronounced Tar-uh) Principali was diagnosed with Stage 2 rectal cancer five years ago at the age of 30. Though she once lived an unhealthy lifestyle, weighing as much as 270 lbs., she dedicated herself to fitness and healthy eating prior to her d..
Leading Grass Roots Advocacy While Dealing With Her Stage IV Diagnosis
Feb 13, 2018 • 41 min
Julienne Edwards was finishing law school, dreaming of her new career. God, as they say, had other plans and at the agee of 26 she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Julienne is the Grass Roots Advocacy Manager for Fight CRC.
Our Seventeen Years With Colon Cancer and Each Other
Jan 30, 2018 • 59 min
Danielle and Mike met when they were teenagers. “We were best friends” they told me. When she was just 17, Danielle was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer. Nine years later she again would be diagnosed with colon cancer; this time it was Stage 1.
Her Attitude and Spiritualness Helped Get Her Through Rectal Cancer
Jan 16, 2018 • 33 min
Happy New Year! There is much to look forward to in 2018. In March, I celebrate my 7th “cancerversary.” This is probably why, being Stage IV, my oncologist called me an “outlier.” I’ll take that! Next month The Colon Cancer Podcast will celebrat
Her Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Were Dismissed and She’s Happy To Be Alive
Dec 26, 2017 • 31 min
I learned of Sasha’s story through a Faces of Blue profile from The Colon Cancer Coalition. Here’s the article: 18 months, 78 weeks, 546 days, 13104 hours, 786240 minutes. I heard him, but I didn’t really hear him.
A Conversation About a Terminal Colon Cancer Diagnosis and More, With Matthew Dons
Dec 12, 2017 • 60 min
Matthew Dons, originally from the U.K. and now living in Japan was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2016. I was introduced to Matthew by Dr. Andrew Albert who was a previous guest on the podcast. During our conversation Matthew talked extensivel…
Colorectal Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma – Ed Yakacki III Is a Fighter
Nov 28, 2017 • 49 min
Ed Yakacki III first appeared on The Colon Cancer Podcast in April, 2015 – http://thecoloncancerpodcast.com/010. During that interview Ed talked about his his experience with colorectal cancer; a disease that his doctors have now said he’s beaten.
I Am Alive and Kickin; An Interview With Lynch Syndrome and Colon Cancer Survivor David Dubin
Nov 14, 2017 • 35 min
Dave Dubin is a 2-time colon cancer survivor and the third generation in his family with Lynch Syndrome. He founded Aliveandkickn.org with the mission “To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch Syndrome and associated cancers t
2017 Tomorrow Can’t Wait – Interview With Joy Freedman
Nov 12, 2017 • 7 min
2 1/2 year survivor, Joy Freedman shared her thoughts on the 2017 Tomorrow Can’t Wait Colorectal Cancer Alliance conference.
A Nation of Allies; the New Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Nov 6, 2017 • 24 min
On November 1st, 2017 CEO, Michael Sapienza, made an exciting announcement about the rebranding of The Colon Cancer Alliance to the new Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Listen to this announcement followed by an interview with Michael about this new initiat…
A Blood Test to Screen For Colorectal Cancer? Epigenomics Has It
Nov 5, 2017 • 7 min
Noel Doheny, CEO of Epigenomics, spoke with me during Tomorrow Can’t Wait, the 2017 Colorectal Cancer Alliance conference. Epigenomics has developed the first FDA and PMA approved liquid biopsy test to screen for colorectal cancer.
Through The Window – A Photographic Tale of Cancer Recovery
Nov 4, 2017 • 9 min
When photographer, Scott Wilson, was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer and was told chemotherapy meant avoiding direct sunlight, placing serious constraints on his landscape photography career, he set about creating a new Colorado wildlife portfolio…
How One Doctor Is Working to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Oct 31, 2017 • 25 min
Dr. Andrew Albert is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and serves patients in Chicago at his practice, Chicago Gastro. After losing a patient to colon cancer he was at his wit’s end. “Colon Cancer is 95% preventable if people would only get screene
How to Communicate With Your Healthcare Team, With Eddie Leigh
Oct 16, 2017 • 38 min
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The emotions behind hearing the words “you have cancer” can often cloud a patient’s ability to comprehend the information being shared by the medical team as well as the patient’s ability to ask important qu
How to Talk to Your Children About Your Cancer
Oct 3, 2017 • 39 min
Most people do everything on their power to avoid having difficult conversations. I can’t think of a more difficult conversation then having to tell your children you have cancer. I’ve had to do this on several occasions and even though I’m the pare
Creating and Crowdfunding a Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial
Sep 19, 2017 • 45 min
Many of our listeners know Dr. Tom Marsilje. Tom was a guest on the show in 2016. He is currently crowdfunding a UCSD (University of California, San Diego) CRC clinical trial. Because of the timing of this critical project,
What Can Cancer Do To Your Marriage?
Sep 5, 2017 • 41 min
Like so many young Colon Cancer Survivors, Sarah DeBord was told her symptoms were “probably hemorrhoids.” Several years later she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. Having recently completed her 125th round of chemotherapy,
Tabitha Cavanagh Finds Her Healing Through Helping Others
Aug 23, 2017 • 41 min
Tabitha Cavanagh was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer in January of 2017. She was 31 years old and had a little girl and had just gotten married. Tabitha completed chemotherapy in July of 2017 and immediately plunged herself into exercise as a way…
What Every Colorectal Cancer Patient Should Know, With Dr. Tim Cannon
Aug 8, 2017 • 45 min
Dr. Cannon is a specialty care physician board certified in medical oncology. He has a special interest in management of gastrointestinal malignancies including colorectal cancer. Dr. Cannon is the clinical director and moderator of the weekly molecula…
Supporting the Ostomy Community, With Deb Fox
Jul 25, 2017 • 29 min
Deb Fox has made it her mission to help the members of the ostomy community. She has created a private Facebook group – OstoMyFamily – to provide those with ostomies a private, safe forum to discuss all things ostomy. Her websites – ostomy211.
Valarie Schlosser Gives Colon Cancer Patients Everywhere H.O.P.E.S
Jul 11, 2017 • 36 min
I first met Valarie Schlosser at the 2015 Colon Cancer Alliance annual conference. Her smile and positive outlook on life immediately caught my attention. We joked that even though we both lived in Tampa, FL we had to travel to Phoenix to meet each oth…
Surviving Colorectal Cancer and Thriving With an Ostomy for 29 years
Jun 27, 2017 • 49 min
Ann Favreau is a retired teacher, published author, and consummate volunteer. She describes herself as a traveler who marvels at the awesome and finds wonder in the ordinary. Here is her story: If you had told me in 1988 that enduring hours of surgery..
Sex and Intimacy While Dealing With Cancer, With Dr. Sage Bolte
Jun 13, 2017 • 44 min
A couple of month’s ago I received an email from fellow survivor and former podcast guest, Stacy Hurt. She said she recently attended a presentation where Sage Bolte was the presenter and I had to have her as a guest on the podcast. Dr.
Do You Suffer From Scanxiety? Chel Hamilton Says Do This.
May 30, 2017 • 32 min
Chel Hamilton has been a Hypnotherapist since 2007 and specializes in helping people overcome anxiety. I met Chel at the 2017 Podfest podcasting conference. A fellow podcaster, Chel’s podcast, Meditation Minis,
Dave Bell Talks About How One Person Can Influence State Healthcare Legislation
May 16, 2017 • 42 min
Dave Bell was diagnosed in April of 2015 when he was 44 years old. It was stage 3 colon cancer. Treatment included removal of his appendix and half of his colon. He talked to me about his diagnosis, treatment and his work with The Colon Cancer Preven
Using Mindfulness to Ease the Stress and Anxiety of Cancer, With Bruce Langford
May 2, 2017 • 36 min
Bruce Langford is a Mindfulness Life Coach and founder of the highly acclaimed Mindfulness Mode Podcast. Bruce helps professionals, entrepreneurs, team leaders, parents and CEOs decrease anxiety and stress, by helping them change their mindset.
From Ironman Triathlete to Colon Cancer Comeback, With Chris Snowardt
Apr 18, 2017 • 36 min
If you ask Chris Snowardt, he’ll tell you that colon cancer was the best thing to ever happen to him. He said it made him a better husband, father, friend and mentor. During this podcast interview, Chris Snowardt talked about his roller coaster like
Hope Is What Gets Monica Hernandez, A.K.A. Whimsy The Blue Cancer Fairy, Through Her Tough Days
Apr 4, 2017 • 32 min
Monica’s Story Monica Hernandez – Whimsy the Blue Cancer Fairy – was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) when she was 15. The affects of FAP has resulted in countless surgeries. Monica has had her colon and gallbladder removed and
Calling On Congress To Help Colorectal Cancer Patients, With Emily Piekut
Mar 21, 2017 • 34 min
Emily Piekut is the Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC). In this role, she activates survivors, caregivers and loved ones who have been touched by colorectal cancer to engage with their members of Congress and change policy.
Stacy Hurt – Overcoming Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Through Integrative Medicine, Diet and Faith
Mar 7, 2017 • 43 min
Stacy was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer on her 44th birthday, September 17th, 2014 after experiencing symptoms of abdominal pain and bleeding. Stacy put off a visit to her doctor since she was a health-conscious, athletic,
Riley Castro Was Diagnosed With Colon Cancer While 17 Weeks Pregnant
Feb 21, 2017 • 30 min
Riley Castro was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer when she was 24 years old and 17 weeks pregnant. She went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy and exploratory surgery while pregnant. Riley delivered a healthy baby girl 5 weeks early and then completed…
Stephen Estrada Is The Coach of His Colorectal Cancer Treatment Team
Feb 7, 2017 • 41 min
Just over two years ago, when I was 28, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. To say I knew nothing about cancer at that point in my life would be a gross understatement. In fact, finding out there was no stage 5 was a huge shock all on its own!
Colon Cancer Patient Wins Free Pizza For a Year, Donates it to Food Bank
Jan 24, 2017 • 41 min
It was right before Christmas and Josh Katrick had just completed his 8th round of chemotherapy treatment for his colon cancer when a bit of luck came his way. He had just won a competition: free pizza for a year from his favorite neighborhood restaura…
Conquering Mt. Everest After Conquering Colon Cancer, With Jon Platten
Jan 10, 2017 • 29 min
Jon Platten was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Just outside of Washington, D.C. I went to High School at TC Williams High School, if you’ve seen the movie, “Remember the Titans”, that is where I went to High School. I excelled in basketbal
Interview With Colorectal Cancer Survivor and Artist, Matthew Mewhorter
Dec 27, 2016 • 38 min
Matthew Mewhorter is a two year survivor of colorectal cancer. Many in the online community are familiar with Matthew’s drawings as the Cancer Owl. During our interview we discussed his experience being diagnosed and treated for colorectal cancer,
Meditation For Cancer Patients and Survivors, With David and Tamara
Dec 13, 2016 • 40 min
Welcome to Episode 56 of The Colon Cancer Podcast. In this episode we remember our dear friend Nathan Allen and share his Christmas greeting, recorded at the Live Your Best Life mCRC symposium last month. We also interviewed David Dachinger and Tamara …
Living Life With F.A.P., With Jenny Jones of “Life’s A Polyp”
Nov 29, 2016 • 30 min
LEE: Good evening, Jenny. How are you? Thanks for joining me this evening. JENNY: Thanks for having me. I’m doing pretty good. LEE: Good. So we were just chatting before we went live and I’m trying to think: how did I first find out about Jenny?
Interview With 4 yr. Survivor, Volunteer and Advocate, Bill Ramey
Nov 19, 2016 • 6 min
Bill Ramey is a 4 year survivor of metastatic colorectal cancer. He stopped by to share his story of how he went from “dead to NED” in six months.
Interview With Fight CRC Advocate and Volunteer Kristina Smith
Nov 15, 2016 • 27 min
Lee: Hi Kristina, welcome to the show. How are you doing? Kristina: Doing great. Thank you so much for having me. Lee: Oh, it’s my pleasure. So, I didn’t get a chance
Current and Emerging Colorectal Cancer Treatment Options, with Dr. Christopher Lieu, M.D.
Nov 13, 2016 • 9 min
After completing his fellowship training at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Lieu joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor in July 2011. He trained in internal medicine at the University o…
Advances in Personalized and Precision Medicine, with Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt, M.D., MPH
Nov 13, 2016 • 7 min
Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt is the Clinical Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center and Senior Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In his research, Dr. Meyerhardt, who also is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and co…