The Stupid Cancer Show is an award-winning international podcast that, across 10 years and more than 400 episodes, has given voice to the young adult cancer movement. Each broadcast tackles hard-hitting, real-world issues ranging from politics, health care, legislative advocacy, civil liberties and the environment to social media, entertainment, cancer research and medical education.
One of the things that make young adult cancer so unique is that you can be diagnosed while pregnant, which is something that doesn't happen when you're 8 or 80. Joining us to discuss the trials and tribulations of facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment while pregnant are Amanda Albritton and Cassidy White.
Ariella Chivil is a self-described “patient turned oncology geek.” Ariella joins us to talk about being a champion for patient advocacy, and her work with leading organizations such as the Cancer Research Institute to share her immunotherapy success story. Survivor Spotlight on young adult cancer survivor Paul Berman.
Navigating your HR department can be tricky even when you don't have cancer. Young adult survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Jennifer Benz (CEO at Benz Communications) joins us to talk about communicating with Human Resources, understanding your benefits and rights – and making HR work for you.
Mommy has cancer. Daddy has cancer. How do you talk to your kids? Sharing information about what's going on with your health on an age- appropriate level with your young children is incredibly important and can be overwhelmingly challenging. Jackie Woods (LMSW) joins us to discuss how to start conversations and answer questions about your cancer with the children in your life. Survivor Spotlight on young adult triple-negative breast cancer survivor Rachel Park.
Joe Dolce, former editor-in-chief of Details and Star magazines, traveled the world to the new frontier of cannabis, shedding light on everything you didn’t know about weed (and didn’t even think to ask) for his new book "Brave New Weed". Joe joins us to discuss his book and get real about the cannabis debate. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Kelly Miragliotta.
Despite Marloe Esch's professional experience as an oncology nurse, navigating her own breast cancer diagnosis at 29 was mystifying and lonely. Marloe joins us to discuss the transition from nurse to patient, getting treated by co-workers, and how she is continually looking for ways to support survivors like her. Survivor spotlight on two-time cancer survivor and aspiring scientist Jay Gadsden.
When Tricia and Greg Russo were researching their options on becoming parents after Trica's breast cancer diagnosis, they were discouraged not to find any helpful video resources online. So, they picked up a camera, assembled a team, and started filming "The Story of Us". Tricia and Greg join us along with Producer/Director Craig to discuss the film project and Tricia and Greg's journey to becoming parents through surrogacy. Survivor Spotlight on young adult ovarian cancer survivor Jen Rachman.
For over thirty years, Breast Cancer Action — a nonprofit organization — has been seeking to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer while brilliantly disrupting the landscape around advocacy, cause=marketing and corporate accountability. Joining us are Karuna Jaggar (Executive Director) and Alyssa Figueroa (Campaigns Coordinator) to discuss, among other things, pinkwashing and the not-so-subtle politics of breast cancer. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Jimmy Rancich.
"Die Young With Me" is not a cancer story but an account of a teenager’s life becoming derailed and the one thing that helped him pull it back together: music. Rob Rufus, author and the one-lunged, cancer surviving drummer of the Nashville-based Blacklist Royals joins us to discuss his new memoir and how music shaped his survivorship. Survivor Spotlight on young adult colorectal survivor Allison Rosen.