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How to Get Over a Cancer Diagnosis( 1:0:1)       
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In her first episode after taking a break, Helen shares the insights into cancer recovery and healing she’s learned over the last few months. After hitting a brick wall, she found she needed time out from making the podcast and cancer content. When she created space, she discovered she still had a lot of healing to do to let go of the sense of loss and trauma her cancer diagnosis created.
Published: 26/09/2022 1:03:00 p.m.
Neurodiversity & Me: We Have ADHD ( 0:46:5)       
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Continuing the conversation on neurodiversity and navigating cancer diagnosis, Alissa Harris discusses her late diagnosis of ADHD. A cancer survivor, Alissa underwent treatment for thyroid cancer 15-years-ago. Drawn to high-pace, dopamine-inducing industries, she found herself in a continual cycle of burn-out, and when the pandemic hit in 2020 she found herself at home with to-do lists she never got through. After decades of being busy, the slowness of lockdown uncovered a hidden part of herself
Published: 20/06/2022 10:15:00 a.m.
Neurodiversity & me: Autism, ADHD, and a Cancer Diagnosis ( 0:47:15)       
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Denise Carter-Bennett (Ngāpuhi; Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei; Ngāti Hine) was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was eleven. Denise is autistic and has ADHD and has faced a lot of medical issues in the past few decades! Her cancer diagnosis at such a young age had a big impact on her, now in her 30s she still grapples with side effects. Denise shares how she has learned to advocate for herself with doctors and how she has learned to appreciate her body for all it has been through.
Published: 6/06/2022 1:30:00 p.m.
Cancer in the family( 0:40:50)       
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Having watched her sister go through leukemia twice, April was determined to play an active, informed role in her own treatment, after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 . She used science-backed research in making decisions about her cancer treatment and care, and after just two months, her tumors disappeared. Then, in 2021, April’s soulmate, Chris, died suddenly of lung cancer. He was misdiagnosed, which added to the shock of his death. These experiences led April to create Remission for Life.
Published: 23/05/2022 12:04:00 p.m.
The Breast Surgeon who got Breast Cancer( 0:47:29)       
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Dr Liz O'Riordan was working as a consultant breast surgeon in 2015 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. After decades of treating people with breast cancer, the doctor was now the patient and Liz realised how little she knew about the treatments and experience for breast cancer. Three years later cancer returned on her chest wall. She had both breasts removed which meant she couldn't move her left shoulder and was forced to retire.
Published: 9/05/2022 12:35:35 p.m.
Cancer during a pandemic( 0:26:9)       
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Helen is joined by Amanda Wallace from deep in the US mid-west, Idaho. Amanda was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019 after experiencing flu-like symptoms. At the time she was working at her local movie theatre, and once she was diagnosed treatment happened almost instantly. Amanda had a recurrence in 2020 right in the middle of the pandemic. Going through cancer treatment is one thing, but going through it during a global pandemic? No one prepares you for that situation.
Published: 18/04/2022 10:15:00 a.m.

WTF does young cancer survivorship mean? If you got cancer and all you got was a darker sense of humor and PTSD join host, Helen King, and regular guests, for raw and at times inappropriate conversations about life after a cancer diagnosis.


Host: Planet FM
Produced By: Planet FM
Language: English
Category: Health
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