Season 18

#393: ALL YOUNG ADULT DISEASES SUCK

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.

#390 : THE FORT WORTH AYA ONCOLOGY COALITION

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.

 

#388 : STUPID RISK: "A CANCER IN THE FAMILY"

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.

#387 : STUPID CANCER SAN FRANCISCO

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.

#385 : UNTIL 20 DOCUMENTARY FILM

"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.

#384 : POST-CANCERCON 2016 WRAPUP

CancerCon improves patients lives and has changed the world. We are joined by first-timer attendee Danny Heinsohn who just celebrated his 10th year in remission from brain cancer by competing in Ironman Canada. He recently founded "My Hometown Heroes", a scholarship fund for young adult cancer survivors. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor and fellow CancerCon attendee Bryan Walker.

#376 : LOVE HOPE STRENGTH

In this episode, we're shining a light on our partners at Love, Hope, Strength, the world's leading rock and roll cancer foundation that aims to "Save Lives, One Concert At A Time." How? By hosting on-site bone marrow drives at concerts and festivals across the globe. We're joined by Katie Poppert (VP of Programs) with young adult breast cancer survivor/blogger Chiara D'Agostino. as our spotlight.

#375 : ORANGE GIRAFFE PROJECT

The Orange Giraffe Project works in partnership with NYC-based hospitals, museums, art centers and jewelry designers to provide cancer patients and their families to create personalized jewelry. We're joined by Maggie Chang (Co-Founder/President), Stephanie Sheldon (Artist) and Jen Brown (Survivor) to discuss the charity's mission to empower those in need. Survivor Spotlight on Jackie Duvall-Smith.

#373 : CYCLE OF LIVES

On September 2nd, David Richman will begin a 5,000-mile bike tour of the United States in an effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Along his tour de orce he will meet with a variety of people who have been affected by cancer, to write a book. David joins us tonight to share what inspired his upcoming ride and what he hopes to accomplish with his "Cycle of Lives" project. Survivor Spotlight on author and young adult survivor Sophie van der Stap.

#372 : JOHNNY PHYSICAL LIVES

Johnny Physical Lives is the story of the secret world of two brothers making a rock n’ roll documentary as one goes through treatment for leukemia. When his younger brother Jonathan passes away in the midst of the production, older brother and first-time filmmaker, Joshua must finish the project on his own. Joining us to discuss Johnny Physical Lives are Joshua Neuman (Director) and Pete Lee (Editor and Producer).