Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER!

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Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER! is hosted by Dr. Gary Onik, adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and former professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Onik pioneered image guided tumor ablation, an invention that has saved the lives of 10’s of thousands of patients and initiated a 4th branch of cancer treatment called “Interventional Oncology.” He introduced with Prof. Boris Rubinsky the “Nanoknife,” an electrical method for treating pancreatic cancer that can’t be surgically removed, which has been shown to double the life expectancy in this patient population and created a simple way of making a cancer vaccine out of a patient’s own tumor and successfully treated his own terminal prostate cancer using this invention. Join Dr. Onik as he explores the intersection of the mind, body and the spiritual and its relationship to sickness and healing, specifically cancer. Coping with it, pursuing the best treatment for you and helping your partner/family/friend moving forward. Dr. Onik’s podcast is uniquely personal. Rather than focusing on advances in technology and clinical therapies, he explores the heart of a patient’s and family’s cancer journey. He delves into the inner emotional and spiritual resources patients and loved ones need to address, deep concerns such as: -Choosing a treatment strategy that harmonizes with their worldview and life’s goal -Grappling with traditional state-of-the-art vs. outside-the-box options -Finding the meaning of cure vs. healing This podcast is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

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United States

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Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER! is hosted by Dr. Gary Onik, adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and former professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Onik pioneered image guided tumor ablation, an invention that has saved the lives of 10’s of thousands of patients and initiated a 4th branch of cancer treatment called “Interventional Oncology.” He introduced with Prof. Boris Rubinsky the “Nanoknife,” an electrical method for treating pancreatic cancer that can’t be surgically removed, which has been shown to double the life expectancy in this patient population and created a simple way of making a cancer vaccine out of a patient’s own tumor and successfully treated his own terminal prostate cancer using this invention. Join Dr. Onik as he explores the intersection of the mind, body and the spiritual and its relationship to sickness and healing, specifically cancer. Coping with it, pursuing the best treatment for you and helping your partner/family/friend moving forward. Dr. Onik’s podcast is uniquely personal. Rather than focusing on advances in technology and clinical therapies, he explores the heart of a patient’s and family’s cancer journey. He delves into the inner emotional and spiritual resources patients and loved ones need to address, deep concerns such as: -Choosing a treatment strategy that harmonizes with their worldview and life’s goal -Grappling with traditional state-of-the-art vs. outside-the-box options -Finding the meaning of cure vs. healing This podcast is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.

Language:

English


Episodes

Unpacking The Cancer Box: Resources for the Body, Mind and Soul with Rachel and Jamison Dye

4/12/2022
Dr. Onik talks with Rachel and Jamison Dye, founders of The Cancer Box, a resource designed by cancer survivors to empower others on their journey from victim to victor. But before The Cancer Box was born, there was the cancer. In 2018 Rachel and Jamison were living an idyllic life in Washington state with their growing family. An avid runner, Rachel went for her usual five-mile run around the lake, a route she’d been running since she was a teenager. Two days later, in sudden and...

Duration:00:58:24

Composing A Plan for Healing from Cancer with John Tesh

4/5/2022
Dr. Onik talks candidly with internationally celebrated recording artist, composer, concert pianist and radio/television personality, John Tesh. His Intelligence for Your Life radio show currently airs on 350 stations and reaches 14 million people each week and his memoir, Relentless: Unleashing a Life of Purpose, Grit, and Faith is now available wherever books are sold. These two men have more in common than you might think. Both had incurable cancer. Both turned to their faith for...

Duration:01:17:29

Five Things You Need to Know to Survive Cancer with Dr. Gary Onik

3/8/2022
In this episode Dr. Gary Onik reveals the five things he believes everyone needs to know to survive cancer. An integrated oncologist and a pioneer in the field of cancer treatment for over 40 years, you could say Dr. Onik knows his subject front to back. But he’s also a cancer survivor, ironically of the very cancer he specializes in, advanced metastatic prostate cancer. He’s alive and well with no evidence of disease and wants to help others every day he lives. “This is NOT about getting...

Duration:00:35:11

CONNECTING PRAYER, HOPE AND HEALING—A Conversation with Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey

2/8/2022
“I felt helpless, but I just prayed and prayed and prayed.” Lisa Dr. Onik talks to Senior Executive Producer of the Emmy®-winning newsmagazine “Extra,” now in its 28th season, Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, who experienced an incredible spiritual transformation during her husband’s health crisis. Lisa had a typical Jewish upbringing in New Jersey, but her media career took her all over the country, having spent most of her career in California. One night, taking a call in her office at Extra,...

Duration:00:38:44

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—Part 2: A Conversation with Ralph Moss, PhD

1/18/2022
“Mother Nature doesn’t really care about our patent system. Things work or they don’t work.” Dr. Ralph Moss Dr. Moss continues telling his story of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Laetrile coverup, his early experience with challenging the medical establishment and the personal and professional costs of telling (and not telling) the truth. Dr. Moss reveals the way drugs come to market and why so many treatments that can help patients aren’t prescribed, let alone make the headlines. So,...

Duration:00:40:38

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH—Part 1: A Conversation with Ralph Moss, PhD

1/11/2022
“I’m coming up on my 50th year anniversary of my time as a science writer, writing almost exclusively about cancer...And I’ll tell you, it gets more and more interesting.” Dr. Ralph Moss A graduate of NYU and Stanford University, medical writer Dr. Ralph Moss has been independently evaluating the claims of conventional and non-conventional cancer treatment for the past 35 years. But before he began writing books, he helped to leak the truth about an esteemed scientist’s research on a drug...

Duration:00:40:33

SURVIVING CANCER—Is the mind-body connection real?

1/4/2022
SURVIVING CANCER—Is the mind-body connection real? “Every cell in your body is listening to your brain…I think a big part of cancer survival is believing there is a better path.” Jeff Olson According to Dr. Onik, Jeff Olson is a modern Renaissance man—entrepreneur, author, publisher, and member of the Happiness Hall of Fame. He’s also a prostate cancer survivor who knows when life is going great, how it feels to be told you have cancer. “I felt betrayed because I’m very healthy in my...

Duration:00:37:42

NUTRACEUTICALS VS. PHARMACEUTICALS—This podcast could save your life.

1/4/2022
NUTRACEUTICALS VS. PHARMACEUTICALS—This podcast could save your life. Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon and author of Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients and his monthly newsletter, The Blaylock Wellness Report, with over 100,000 subscribers shares his lifesaving knowledge and expertise on the use of nutraceuticals and why they aren’t more common in treatment, particularly cancer treatment. For Dr. Onik and Dr. Blaylock, the medical establishment isn’t accepting these new...

Duration:00:55:09

The Challenges and Benefits of Doing Things Differently

1/4/2022
The Challenges and Benefits of Doing Things Differently “I haven’t had a sick day since I was diagnosed.” Dr. Howard Freedman Dr. Howard Freedman is a retired pediatric ophthalmologist renowned for inventing a way to screen children as young as 6 months for amblyopia, lazy eye, one of the most prevalent—yet preventable—causes of blindness in children. He’s also been diagnosed with cancer, twice. In this episode he talks about the obstacles he faced while trying to make inroads...

Duration:00:39:15

CAREGIVING - How do I do this as well as I can?

1/4/2022
CAREGIVING—How do I do this as well as I can? There are 53 million caregivers in the United States, probably a lot more. If you know one or should you suddenly find yourself as one, you need to hear Dr. Onik’s conversation with Karen Warner Schueler, author of the transformative book “The Sudden Caregiver: A Roadmap for Resilient Caregiving.” This is also a conversation for medical professionals, especially in the oncology field. Her book is filled with ideas, encouragement, and resources...

Duration:00:43:51

Trailer: Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER!

12/21/2021
Cancer is Tough, but YOU are TOUGHER! is hosted by Dr. Gary Onik, adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and former professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Onik pioneered image guided tumor ablation, an invention that has saved the lives of 10’s of thousands of patients and initiated a 4th branch of cancer treatment called “Interventional Oncology.” He introduced with Prof. Boris Rubinsky the “Nanoknife,” an electrical method...

Duration:00:02:35