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Not Today Cancer: Episode III( 1:0:1)       
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In the final installment of Not Today Cancer! Helen talks to Australian author and advocate Elle Veitch about her upcoming book 'Hey Cancer Fuck You!' Elle was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 when she was 27 - she started her Instagram page 'Breasties for Life' where she shares an honest account of life after a breast cancer diagnosis. Elle noticed many people lost their voice after their diagnosis and uses her platform to encourage real conversations about cancer. Her book features letters from 40 people about their breast cancer. Elle is a National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia ambassador.
Published: 2/23/2021 12:06:41 PM
Not Today Cancer: Episode II( 1:0:1)       
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Sex is often the last thing on your mind when you are going through breast cancer treatment. For Molly Kochan a terminal diagnosis triggered her sexual exploration - much to her best friends, Nikki Boyer, surprise. Her story was captured in the hilarious, honest and confronting podcast 'Dying For Sex'. Molly passed away in 2019 leaving a lasting legacy in the podcast and her memoir 'Screw Cancer, Becoming Whole'. Nikki joins Helen to talk about experiencing the death of your soul mate and what she learned from Molly. Molly's memoir - - Molly's blog - Dying for Sex podcast - Podfest tickets - - Promo code - CWORDPODFEST for a free entry level ticket Theme music - Songwriter: Mahoney Jane Harris - Song Title: “That Day” - Published by Songbroker Music
Published: 2/18/2021 10:47:58 AM
Not Today Cancer: Episode I( 1:0:1)       
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Not Today Cancer is a three part series with a focus on breast cancer and women who have given the middle finger to the big C. Each episode features a woman who has created something special that inspires or supports other people going through breast cancer. Episode one features Brit Helen Addis, the woman behind the successful Change and Check campaign. During chemo she traveled around in a boob themed bus encouraging people to check their breasts. LINKS Helen Addis Instagram Blog The Titty Gritty
Published: 2/8/2021 1:33:00 PM
Dying in your thirties( 1:0:1)       
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Libby Porter is 36 and has incurable breast cancer. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. Violet was only a few months old when Libby was initially diagnosed with breast cancer. Libby joins Helen to talk about living with terminal cancer and preparing her daughter for after she's gone.
Published: 2/2/2021 11:42:51 AM
Kelly( 1:0:1)       
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Netballer Kelly Hutton started a new life in Bahrain in 2019 when she noticed something wasn't right. Seven months later she was back in New Zealand having chemotherapy for aggressive ovarian cancer. Kelly talks to Helen about facing her biggest challenge.
Published: 2/2/2021 11:40:16 AM
He is Me( 1:0:1)       
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When your child is diagnosed with cancer you walk through the fire with them. Bay of Plenty parent Rata Campbell joins Helen to talk about her two-year-old son's diagnosis of leukemia in 2020. They discuss the challenges of parenting a sick toddler and how Rata and her husband Mark have coped as a couple.
Published: 1/18/2021 1:47:50 PM
The C Word 11-01-2021( 1:0:1)       
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Produced at Planet FM 104.6, community access media in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
Published: 1/11/2021 4:19:53 PM
Witness the Fitness( 1:0:1)       
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You don't have to wear green lycra and bust a gut at the gym to be healthy! Dr Lynnette Jones from Otago University is a world leader in researching the health benefits of exercise for people who have had breast cancer. She joins Helen to discuss what healthy survivorship really means and shares some of her best exercise tips
Published: 1/5/2021 9:57:04 AM
Radical remission( 1:0:1)       
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When Julianne O'Brien walked into the oncology unit at Auckland Hospital she felt an overwhelming sense of sadness. Following a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer she had a mastectomy and was advised to have chemotherapy treatment. Julianne chose a different path and shares how she found hope and a new way of living on this episode of the C Word. Note: All views expressed are the person's own and are not meant to act as medical advice. Please discuss any concerns with your health with a medical professional.
Published: 12/15/2020 2:13:23 PM
The Happy Lady( 0:31:53)       
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Helen met the Happy Lady at a cancer retreat. While she hung around at the back of the room avoiding eye contact, the happy lady glowed with health and optimism. Shona Hurndell aka 'The Happy Lady' joins Helen to reveal how she dealt with the sudden death of her husband AND breast cancer.
Published: 12/7/2020 5:09:01 PM
The cancer sea( 1:0:1)       
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Did you sail the cancer sea on a yacht or were you hanging onto a piece of wood like Jack from the Titanic while Rose took up all the space? Portland fashion designer Claire Doody was 34 when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She joins Helen to talk about learning to accept help when you're fiercely independent, choosing cancer treatment over fertility and some of the hilarious things chemo does to your body.
Published: 11/30/2020 4:17:38 PM
Me and My Menopausal Vagina( 1:0:1)       
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Don't let the title scare you away - come join the conversation about dry vaginas! Helen talks to the author of "Me and My Menopausal Vagina" Jane Lewis about the often debilitating symptoms menopause can bring.
Published: 11/23/2020 3:42:15 PM
Surviving burnout( 1:0:1)       
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Stress and burnout have become accepted consequences of modern life. Faye Lawand is on a mission to turn this attitude on its head. Following her own experience of burnout she developed a programme for addressing the cause of anxiety, burnout and internal conflict. Faye joined Helen to talk about the importance of dealing with stress before it gets to burnout.
Published: 11/16/2020 5:03:30 PM
Gautami( 1:2:56)       
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Puberty is hard enough without being diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer. At 13, New South Wales based Kiwi Gautami Motupally thought she was just bloated when doctors discovered she had cancer. She joined Helen to talk about how her experience has impacted her mental health and body image.
Published: 11/10/2020 8:22:50 AM
Rebel Cell( 1:0:1)       
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Cancer has been blamed on witch craft, misfortune and the downfall of a modern life. But what really causes cancer? Helen talks to Dr Kat Arney about her latest book Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of life to get to the bottom of what causes cancer.
Published: 11/3/2020 3:09:44 PM
A mild touch of cancer( 1:0:1)       
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Comedian David Downs learned to be careful what you wish for when he made New Year's resolutions to lose weight and spend more time with his family. Sudden weight-loss and feeling like he had a touch of a flu led to a cancer diagnosis. David joins Helen to talk about going from being given a terminal cancer diagnosis to being cured of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. David's book "A Mild Touch of Cancer" is available here
Published: 10/27/2020 1:16:12 PM
Hoorah for boobies( 1:0:1)       
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Radio host Sarah Gandy joins Helen and Belinda to talk about the campaign Change and Check, she has brought to New Zealand to raise awareness of the nine signs of breast cancer. They share stories of being diagnosed at a young age and Helen reveals her love for alpacas.
Published: 10/19/2020 5:15:29 PM
MP Nikki Kaye talks about breast cancer( 1:0:1)       
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National MP Nikki Kaye was just 36 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. After the shock announcement she had decided to retire after the election the C Word caught up with Nikki to talk about how breast cancer has impacted her life. October is breast cancer awareness month, Covid has impacted many cancer charities - if you can support a charity with a donation this month please consider Sweet Louise who support people with incurable breast cancer or Shocking Pink, a charity who support younger
Published: 10/5/2020 6:06:00 PM
Fat isn't a Four Letter Word( 1:0:1)       
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For some people there's no greater insult than being called fat. We are conditioned to fear fatness, to have a larger body is meant to be shameful which fuels the billion dollar diet industry. How does fat bias impact access to good medical treatment? The C Word is joined by Dr Cat Pause, Massey University academic and fat activist to discuss the hurdles fat people face accessing adequate healthcare.
Published: 9/29/2020 4:21:03 PM
The silent health crisis( 1:0:1)       
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Every 48 hours a person dies from ovarian cancer in New Zealand. Māori women are three times more likely to die from cervical cancer, yet gynecological cancers are severely underfunded. For gynecological cancer awareness month the C Word is joined by Talk Peach founder Tash Crosby and chairman of Smear Your Mea, Eruera Keepa, to discuss the silent health crisis no one is talking about.
Published: 9/21/2020 12:47:00 PM
Crazy grief( 1:0:1)       
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When Tatiana Hotere's husband Jason died three years ago she fell into a deep pit of grief, at times it felt like she was going crazy. She found an outlet in writing which has turned into her podcast Crazy Grief. The C Word sat down to chat about what Tatiana has learned about grief, why it's important to grieve in the way you need and not the way others want you to. And how being kind to yourself means putting yourself first.
Published: 9/14/2020 1:16:36 PM
Grancer( 0:59:56)       
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American cancerlebrity Grace Lombardo joined the C Word to talk about how her relationship with her body has changed since her cancer diagnosis. Grace was the subject of the short documentary 'Grace' that followed her as she prepared to get a mastectomy tattoo.
Published: 9/7/2020 4:22:43 PM

Hear the voice of lived experience on an issue that affects so many of us. Drawing on their own experiences, Helen speaks to other Kiwis whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Theme music: "That Day" by Mahoney Jane Harris. Published by Songbroker Music

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