But Seriously: The Cancer Podcast
Carrie Madrid - Survivor of Stage III Breast Cancer Ductal Carcinoma

Carrie Madrid - Survivor of Stage III Breast Cancer Ductal Carcinoma

May 8, 2022

Carrie enjoys simple pleasures such as a good glass of Cabernet while listening to live jazz or floating in her pool for hours. Her personal mantra to get through the tough times in life is "Laughter & Lip Gloss" and she stands firmly in her belief that calamari and Chardonnay are a complete meal. Carrie is the Co-Founder and President of The CARE Project, Inc. and host of the "Handle with Care - Cancer and Beyond" podcast.

 

https://thecareprojectinc.org

 

Carrie has been cancer-free for ten years.

Marielle McLeod - Survivor of Stage III Colon Cancer

Marielle McLeod - Survivor of Stage III Colon Cancer

April 6, 2022

Marielle was born in the Caribbean but has lived in South Carolina for the past thirty years. She comes from a huge family and has a pretty large family herself. She loves to help others more than I help herself and to learn from others and all the lessons that life hands out.

 

Marielle is the Buddy Program Manager and Certified Bilingual Patient & Family Support Navigator for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. 

 

www.ccalliance.org

 

Marielle has been cancer-free for four years.

 

- recorded June 2, 2021

Leslie Socol - Survivor of Stage 3 Colon Cancer

Leslie Socol - Survivor of Stage 3 Colon Cancer

March 3, 2022

Leslie is a Mom to four sons and a daughter, a daughter in law, son in law and two grandsons. She currently lives in NYC with her husband of 27 years, Steve and their youngest son.

Leslie is a certified life coach working with People after cancer treatment ends that struggle to find joy in their new cancer free life. She knows all about this reality and is making it her mission to help people into and through survivorship.

Leslie has recently joined the Colorectal Cancer Alliance buddy program in order to help even more people make the transition from patient to survivor.

Find her on Instagram at @CoachingBeyondCancer and www.CoachingBeyondCancer.com

Leslie has been cancer free three years.

 

- recorded June 2, 2021

Eileen Powers (Part Two) - Survivor of Lymphoma

Eileen Powers (Part Two) - Survivor of Lymphoma

February 3, 2022

Eileen is an artist working with photography, digital collage, typography, and performative self-portraiture. A professional communications designer, Eileen’s finds inspiration in the source material of her trade: advertising imagery, stock art and publicity photography.

 

After being treated for lymphoma from 2018–20, Eileen underwent a radical shift in identity. Her work is an exercise in self-plasticity and resurrection. By reimagining personal loss, Eileen creates a place for possibility, experimentation and collaboration. She is an MFA candidate (June 2021) at Lesley University.

 

Eileen has been cancer-free for almost two years.

 

www.canyoumakehairforme.com

 

- recorded April 14, 2021

Eileen Powers (Part One) - Survivor of Lymphoma

Eileen Powers (Part One) - Survivor of Lymphoma

January 19, 2022

Eileen is an artist working with photography, digital collage, typography, and performative self-portraiture. A professional communications designer, Eileen’s finds inspiration in the source material of her trade: advertising imagery, stock art and publicity photography.

 

After being treated for lymphoma from 2018–20, Eileen underwent a radical shift in identity. Her work is an exercise in self-plasticity and resurrection. By reimagining personal loss, Eileen creates a place for possibility, experimentation and collaboration. She is an MFA candidate (June 2021) at Lesley University.

 

Eileen has been cancer-free for almost two years.

 

www.canyoumakehairforme.com

 

- recorded April 14, 2021

Allie Morgan - Survivor of Osteosarcoma

Allie Morgan - Survivor of Osteosarcoma

November 13, 2021

Allie is a confidence coach and she lives in Wales, UK with her fiancé. When she's not cheering her clients on, you'll often find her curled up with a book, talking long walks across the beach or spending time with her family and friends. 

 

Allie often chats about her life experiences on her Instagram page: @alliemorgancoaching and on her website: www.Allie-Morgan.com

 

Allie has been cancer free for eleven years.

 

- recorded April 8, 2021

Caroline Rose - 3x Survivor of Follicular Non-Hodgkin‘s Lymphoma

Caroline Rose - 3x Survivor of Follicular Non-Hodgkin‘s Lymphoma

October 10, 2021

Caroline Rose lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Caroline is focusing on her upcoming book, Dear Riley Rose, and loves sharing her bi-monthly blog with her readers. When Caroline is not writing, she loves spending time with her friends, family, and, of course, with her dogs.

 

I knew instantly that Caroline and I were kindred spirits. We could have talked for ages. Enjoy!!

 

www.dearrileyrose.com

 

- recorded February 10, 2021

Christine Baze - Survivor of Cervical Cancer then Breast Cancer (Pt.2 of 2)

Christine Baze - Survivor of Cervical Cancer then Breast Cancer (Pt.2 of 2)

June 18, 2021

Christine is a musician (pianist and singer songwriter), a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, the Founder & Executive Director of The Yellow Umbrella Organization - an HPV awareness organization, she’s one of five women featured in the documentary, “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” she’s mac-n-cheese connoisseur, and the mother of the cutest papillon ever - Harold, “the Prince of Pickering Wharf”

 

I loved talking with Christine and felt like we were two peas in a pod which is clearly why she and I just dove right into some pretty vulnerable topics!

 

Christine has been cancer-free for two years.

 

0:00:00 How it was discovered

0:08:00 Treatment 

0:19:00 Blocking out the pain

0:31:30 The long and painful silence 

0:41:00 Scars to Stars

 

- recorded November 12, 2020

Christine Baze - Survivor of Cervical Cancer then Breast Cancer (Pt.1 of 2)

Christine Baze - Survivor of Cervical Cancer then Breast Cancer (Pt.1 of 2)

June 11, 2021

Christine is a musician (pianist and singer songwriter), a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, the Founder & Executive Director of The Yellow Umbrella Organization - an HPV awareness organization, she’s one of five women featured in the documentary, “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” she’s mac-n-cheese connoisseur, and the mother of the cutest papillon ever - Harold, “the Prince of Pickering Wharf”

 

I loved talking with Christine and felt like we were two peas in a pod which is clearly why she and I just dove right into some pretty vulnerable topics!

 

Christine has been cancer-free for two years.

 

0:00:00 Diagnosed after thirteen normal Pap-smears

0:15:00 Hysterectomy immediately

0:21:00 Where’s the music?

0:38:45 The vulnerability of cervical cancer

0:50:50 The Stigma of HPV & Awareness

1:02:00 The Yellow Umbrella Tour

1:15:15 Relationship Impact

1:36:00 Healing within our families

 

- recorded November 12, 2020

Jake O‘Brien - Survivor of Esophageal Cancer

Jake O‘Brien - Survivor of Esophageal Cancer

June 4, 2021

Jake O’Brien is a young outgoing man who has always been fascinated with all things health & self development. He’s been thrown a whole bunch of challenges through his life, all of which he has found a way to overcome. Jake is passionate about fitness, mental health & showing up as the best he can be - no matter what!

 

I really enjoyed this conversation with Jake because - to put it simply, it’s raw. Jake is strong, honest & vulnerable and willing to be seen exactly where he is even while he’s still in the process of picking up the pieces.

 

Jake has been cancer-free for six months. 

 

0:00:00 How the cancer was discovered 

0:12:00 Emotional health & masculinity

0:31:30 Biopsy & prognosis 

0:42:00 Alternative approaches

0:53:15 Radiotherapy

0:59:25 Being on the knife’s edge

1:14:25 Fitness & mental health

1:29:00 Combining traditional & alternative treatments

 

“The Mask We Wear” - Trailer

 

Instagram @JakeOBrien

 

- recorded February 17, 2020

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