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Vicky Pellowe: Young Cancer Survivorship( 0:55:59)       
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Can you imagine being diagnosed with stage four cancer six months after you got married? In 2016, aged 29, Vick Pellowe was in newlywed bliss when she found a lump in her neck. She was diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and her life was turned upside down. In this episode she and Helen discuss young cancer survivorship, cancer treatment and infertility, mental health challenges after a cancer diagnosis and toxic positivity.
Published: 24/01/2022 11:45:00 a.m.
Young women & breast cancer with Elle Veitch ( 0:33:32)       
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Australian author and advocate Elle Veitch was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 at the age of 27 and started the 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: 17/01/2022 11:15:00 a.m.
The Caregiver's Perspective on Cancer( 0:47:58)       
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In 2020 Ada Chen, founder of Chuan Skincare, had just relocated to Colorado when her father was hospitalised after a fall. Ada took charge of coordinating his care, along with her sister. When he contracted Covid during his hospital stay, Ada and her sister were unable to be inside their father's hospital room in his final hours. Then, a few months into 2021, Ada's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. This conversation is for anyone who is impacted by Covid or facing cancer with a loved one.
Published: 10/01/2022 2:21:10 p.m.
Best of 2021( 0:41:31)       
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The C Word looks back at the most popular episode of 2021. The episode first aired in January and featured netballer Kelly Hutton talking about her experience with ovarian cancer. Kelly 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. Enjoy! Helen will be back with new episodes soon.
Published: 3/01/2022 4:13:00 p.m.
Stronger With Two: A Husband and Wife Get Cancer( 0:50:19)       
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Bari Roberts Ross shares her incredible story of being diagnosed with cancer at the same time as her husband. In her book "Stronger with Two: The Inspiring True Story of a Husband and Wife Winning the Battle Against Cancer Together" In 2009 she and husband Charles were in the doctor’s office to find out what was causing Charles' fatigue. Her husband pointed out Bari had a lump on her neck, and what happened next was lifechanging…
Published: 27/12/2021 12:45:00 p.m.
Cancer is an (Ultra) Marathon: Julia Becker Collins and Thyroid Cancer( 0:54:19)       
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Ultramarathon runner, COO, and cancer lady Julia Becker Collins joins The C Word to share her experience of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the start of the pandemic in 2020. As Covid caused the State of Massachusetts to shut down, Julia was waiting for a biopsy to be booked. After navigating an overloaded health system during cancer treatment she struggled to figure out how to rebuild her life. She and Helen talk about what happens when you're life changes overnight, how to cope when you don't have a thyroid, why it's important to find your people, and more!
Published: 13/12/2021 10:15:00 a.m.
Climbing Mt Everest: Josh Hickford Knocking Hodgkin's Lymphoma Off( 0:47:37)       
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Helen sits down with Josh Hickford, chief executive of the Taranaki Foundation, to talk about his diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2017 when he was 27. Josh described the diagnosis like a bomb went off. After returning home from his OE, Josh was looking for his next challenge. He wasn't expecting the challenge to be cancer. He was a few months in remission when he was accepted as a contestant on the reality series 'Survivor'. Josh shares how he approached his cancer diagnosis like Sir Ed climbed Mt Everest, what his cancer diagnosis has taught him about resilience, and more! Josh's links: https://www.instagram.com/jvhick/ / https://taranakifoundation.org.nz/ / https://weareripple.co.nz/ Helen's links: https://ko-fi.com/thecword / https://www.facebook.com/The-C-Word-Radio-105425417907685 / https://www.instagram.com/thecword_radio/ / https://cwordradio.wixsite.com/mysite Music: Happy Days, Scott Holmes
Published: 6/12/2021 3:00:00 p.m.
Burnout( 0:53:0)       
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This episode provides insights into how we can make changes to prevent burnout. Natalie Woodman speaks from personal experience and working with women to heal their bodies.
Published: 25/10/2021 4:55:00 p.m.
DJ Breast Cancer( 0:52:1)       
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Tina Conrad aka DJ Breast Cancer talks about her new project, a book of poetry titled "From C to C". Tina was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and found that writing was an instrumental part of her journey. This is a powerful conversation about how we process our cancer diagnosis, the impact on faith and, creating something beautiful from loss.
Published: 18/10/2021 10:00:00 a.m.
Niya's purpose( 0:45:50)       
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Niya's journey hasn't been easy. She was diagnosed with cancer in the early stages of her second pregnancy as the pandemic started to kick off in the USA. She joined Helen to share her experience of healing after breast cancer.
Published: 11/10/2021 2:30:00 p.m.
This is breast cancer( 0:55:47)       
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Cheryl Carr has been living with breast cancer for 12 years. At 38 when she was first diagnosed, she was reeling from a divorce and parenting two young children, the diagnosis was a huge shock. There was no family history, she had led a healthy lifestyle. Cheryl shares her experience of the difference in approaches to stage 4 breast cancer in Australia, where she was living at the time of her diagnosis, and when she returned to New Zealand.
Published: 4/10/2021 10:56:26 a.m.
Don't sit on your symptoms( 0:41:23)       
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Meet Nadine Riwai. Nurse, cervical cancer advocate and all round superstar, Nadine leads the team at Cervical Screening Waikato. Check out her kōrero with Helen about smear tests, borrowing caravans to take smears to the people, and why the HPV vaccine can literally save lives.
Published: 20/09/2021 4:56:10 p.m.
Have you had your smear?( 0:28:57)       
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Talita Kuki knew she needed to keep pushing to find out what was causing her symptoms when she experienced pain. We are lucky she did because the 28-year-old was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2020.
Published: 13/09/2021 3:44:14 p.m.
Hearts Need Arts( 0:35:34)       
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Constanza Roeder was just 13 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After two years of treatment, she was left feeling defined by her cancer. When she started volunteering at an oncology ward she discovered singing for patients helped lift their spirits and manage treatment better.
Published: 6/09/2021 2:07:10 p.m.
Hearts Need Arts( 0:35:34)       
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Constanza Roeder was just 13 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. After two years of treatment, she was left feeling defined by her cancer. When she started volunteering at an oncology ward she discovered singing for patients helped lift their spirits and manage treatment better.
Published: 6/09/2021 2:07:10 p.m.
Moving mountains( 0:44:5)       
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When New Zealand went into lockdown in 2020, Katy Glenie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She joins Helen in this episode of The C Word Radio to discuss what it's like to face cancer during a pandemic
Published: 30/08/2021 3:23:27 p.m.
Grief shaming( 0:41:15)       
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Helen's guest this week Katie Rossler explains grief shaming, when people make you feel ashamed or guilty for your grief process because it makes them uncomfortable.
Published: 23/08/2021 12:19:32 p.m.
Grounded by life( 0:38:4)       
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Alisi Jack-Kaufusi has been dealing with cancer for the past four years. She was 24-years-old when her life was turned upside down by a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Alisi struggled with anxiety and depression when her treatment ended. She found seeking help from a counsellor was a turning point for facing the huge loss cancer brings.
Published: 17/08/2021 10:38:56 a.m.
This wasn't our choice( 0:45:39)       
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At 30-years-old Talia Cooper was basking in the glow of being a first time mum and settling into a new phase in life, until a breast cancer diagnosis turned everything on its head. She and Helen discuss the completely unsexy fertility process, the challenges of your body changing and the impact of cancer on relationships. Music - Happy Days, Scott Holmes
Published: 9/08/2021 12:21:30 p.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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