Cancer literature spans research, comedy, psychology, lived experiences–just about any genre you can think of. Each author brings their own unique and powerful insight into the cancer experience. Don’t recreate the wheel as you navigate cancer! Tap into these amazing resources.
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Single With Cancer?
Cancer is challenging for everyone, but what if you’re single? Tracy Maxwell, author, coach and cancer survivor takes a look at coping with cancer as a single person.
Mind/Body: Where Healing Begins
Sean Swarner is an inspiration. Diagnosed with childhood cancer twice, he has climbed the 7 highest peaks on each continent, with just one functional lung. Read more about Sean here.
Does a Virus Cause Breast Cancer? with Kathleen Ruddy, MD
Dr. Ruddy looks at the global research for a vaccine to PREVENT breast cancer and the American for-profit medical system’s lagged response. Her book, Of Mice and Women traces the political history of breast cancer vaccine research, how it’s been side tracked, and the promise it holds.
Steve Mazan and Dying To Do Letterman
When comic Steve Mazan found out he had “5 years to live” (which turned out not to be true!) he decided to do the impossible: perform on Letterman. This is a wonderful, inspiring talk with Steve. We talk about his award winning movie (really worth watching!), his path to Letterman, and life with/after cancer.
Theodora Ross, MD, PhD: A First Hand Look at Cancer and Genetics
Dr. Ross directs UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Cancer Genetics Program, which sees more than 2,000 patients every year. Her book, A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance, tells her own story confronting one’s genetic heritage and the power that that knowledge can bring. A must read and a must watch!
Stefanie Sacks live from her kitchen in Montauk, NY
Stefanie Sacks, author of What the Fork Are You Eating?: An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate talks about the tenets of anticancer eating: real food, fresh food, and food from a trusted source. She shares some of her favorite vendors, as well as some cancer specific tips. A great blab, with a great chef. Enjoy!
Capacity Part I and II with Joan Friedlander, Author of Business from Bed: The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working After a Health Crisis
So many of the struggles and the losses we incur at the hands of a cancer diagnosis, and beyond, center on capacity. Joan Friedlander has developed a model of capacity in which she defines capacity as a “measure of ability; the ability to perform, produce, receive, hold, or absorb”.
Rob Rutledge, M.D. is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Canada.
Rob also leads the Healing and Cancer Foundation, which provides educational videos, documentaries, and webcasting seminars. He is co-author of The Healing Circle, which captures the teachings and inspirational stories from the weekend retreats.
Rob advocates for integrated cancer care. From his website: “Our core belief is that every person possesses the wisdom, compassion and power within to heal.”
The Dumb Things People Say
This first discussion was inspired by this film. Why do people say the things they do when it comes to cancer? Join our guest Niki Barr, PhD, author of Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer, as we look at the social uncertainties of talking about cancer.
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