Produced by Stupid Cancer, The Stupid Cancer Show is a multi-award-winning talk radio podcast that has given voice to the young adult cancer movement and elevated the cause into the global spotlight.
On the season 18 finale of the Stupid Cancer Show, we are diving into the world of young adult chronic disease, be it cancer, type 1 diabetes, MS or, in this case, lupus. MarlaJan DeFusco, an ePatient lupus advocate, is the blogger behind Luck Fupus and joins us to discuss the day-to-day and long-term struggles of living with multiple chronic diseases. Survivor spotlight on Chris Nolze.
"Rock vs. Cancer" is a feature documentary about John Grabski III, a young adult musician diagnosed with terminal cancer who spends his last days making a rock album with legendary producer Steve Albini. Cancer may have claimed John's body but it never claimed the character, dignity, or music behind the man. Here to talk about the film is Ashlyn Kindberg (Producer, Rock Vs. Cancer) Survivor Spotlight on young adult mesothelioma survivor and blogger Betsy Brockett.
Virtual communities are becoming the go-to source for trusted cancer information and support. To discuss how tweetchats are changing the way young adult cancer patients, survivors and caregivers are connecting, we are joined by Alicia C. Staley (#BCSM tweetchat, Co-founder) and Charlie Blotner (#BTSM Chat Co-founder) Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Casey Shank.
The Fort Worth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Coalition recently opened the first community-supported AYA oncology inpatient unit in the nation. Dr. Karen Albritton (Medical Director) and Justin Ozuna (Director of Communications and Community Engagement) join us to discuss this game-changing unit and unique young adult-related services provided. Survivor Spotlight on young adult Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor Erica Campbell.
Noah Wexler just finished his sophomore year in high school, he also happens to be a 6-year brain cancer survivor. Noah and his family join us to discuss how they dealt with Noah's diagnosis and GoaH NoaH, an annual walk to raise awareness of the need to find a cure for brain cancer. Survivor Spotlight on young adult cancer survivor Miguel Ramirez.
Dr. Theodora Ross is a leading researcher on cancer susceptibility genes, as well as a practitioner who specialized in treating breast cancer for more than a decade. She now cares for all types of patients who have a family history of cancer and is also a carrier of a cancer-causing mutation. Dr. Ross joins us to discuss her book "A Cancer In The Family" which mixes memoir and science. Survivor Spotlight on young adult breast cancer survivor Katie Campbell.
The Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) is a support and action group for young women in the San Francisco/Bay Area who are living with breast cancer. Joining us to discuss how BAYS provides support through monthly meetings, an online network and community-building events are Meaghan Calcari Campbell (President, BAYS) and Laurie Hessen Pomeranz (Marriage/Family Therapist). Survivor Spotlight on Pro Wakeboarder, adventurer, author and young adult cancer survivor Alexa Score.
Adam Baer is a Los Angeles-based writer, speaker and consultant whose recent op-ed "The Pressure to Say You're OK" has made waves. Adam joins us to discuss how we shouldn't have to pressure medical patients to "promise to fight and/or recover" and the fluidity of illness. Advocate Spotlight on oncology nurse and Founder/CEO of LumpyCards Lexi Timmons.
"Until 20" is a powerful new documentary that tells the inspirational true story of Texas native James Arthur Ragan, who lost his life to osteosarcoma in 2014 as a teenager. Joining us are award-winning journalists and documentary filmmakers Geraldine Moriba and Jamila Paksima to discuss the film project. Survivor Spotlight on Israeli singer-songwriter and young adult survivor Noa Bentor.