A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The emotions behind hearing the words “you have cancer” can often cloud a patient’s ability to comprehend the information being shared by the medical team as well as the patient’s ability to ask important questions. Eddie Leigh is a 20 year survivor of colorectal cancer and is the Founder […]
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Most people do everything on their power to avoid having difficult conversations. I can’t think of a more difficult conversation then having to tell your children you have cancer. I’ve had to do this on several occasions and even though I’m the parent of adult children it is incredibly hard. I couldn’t imagine having to […]
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Many of our listeners know Dr. Tom Marsilje. Tom was a guest on the show in 2016. He is currently crowdfunding a UCSD (University of California, San Diego) CRC clinical trial. Because of the timing of this critical project, along with the challenges that The Colon Cancer Podcast experienced due to Hurricane Irma, we decided […]
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Like so many young Colon Cancer Survivors, Sarah DeBord was told her symptoms were “probably hemorrhoids.” Several years later she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. Having recently completed her 125th round of chemotherapy, Sarah says her disease is stable. During our conversation we discussed: Her work with the Colon Cancer Coalition The Colon […]
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Tabitha Cavanaugh was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer in January of 2017. She was 31 years old and had a little girl and had just gotten married. Tabitha completed chemotherapy in July of 2017 and immediately plunged herself into exercise as a way to heal her mind and body. On her Facebook page, Grit […]
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Dr. Cannon is a specialty care physician board certified in medical oncology. He has a special interest in management of gastrointestinal malignancies including colorectal cancer. Dr. Cannon is the clinical director and moderator of the weekly molecular tumor board at Inova, which matches patients with targeted therapies based on molecular diagnostics. He is very interested […]
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Deb Fox has made it her mission to help the members of the ostomy community. She has created a private Facebook group – OstoMyFamily – to provide those with ostomies a private, safe forum to discuss all things ostomy. Her websites – ostomy211.com and ostomy211.org -provide numerous resources, along with support, for the ostomy community. Deb received […]
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I first met Valarie Schlosser at the 2015 Colon Cancer Alliance annual conference. Her smile and positive outlook on life immediately caught my attention. We joked that even though we both lived in Tampa, FL we had to travel to Phoenix to meet each other. Since that meeting I’ve had the pleasure of working with […]
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Ann Favreau is a retired teacher, published author, and consummate volunteer. She describes herself as a traveler who marvels at the awesome and finds wonder in the ordinary. Here is her story: If you had told me in 1988 that enduring hours of surgery to have my rectum and part of my colon removed due […]
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A couple of month’s ago I received an email from fellow survivor and former podcast guest, Stacy Hurt. She said she recently attended a presentation where Sage Bolte was the presenter and I had to have her as a guest on the podcast. Dr. Sage Bolte serves as the Executive Director of Life with Cancer […]
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Chel Hamilton has been a Hypnotherapist since 2007 and specializes in helping people overcome anxiety. I met Chel at the 2017 Podfest podcasting conference. A fellow podcaster, Chel’s podcast, Meditation Minis, consists of short (around 15 minutes) guided meditations. Chel’s calming voice along with the soothing background music can help ease the stress and anxiety pre and […]
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Dave Bell was diagnosed in April of 2015 when he was 44 years old. It was stage 3 colon cancer. Treatment included removal of his appendix and half of his colon. He talked to me about his diagnosis, treatment and his work with The Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Dave talked about the important role his wife and three boys played […]
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Bruce Langford is a Mindfulness Life Coach and founder of the highly acclaimed Mindfulness Mode Podcast. Bruce helps professionals, entrepreneurs, team leaders, parents and CEOs decrease anxiety and stress, by helping them change their mindset. Having spent 10 years working in the field of bullying prevention, Bruce realizes that many individuals actually bully themselves, resulting in […]
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If you ask Chris Snowardt, he’ll tell you that colon cancer was the best thing to ever happen to him. He said it made him a better husband, father, friend and mentor. During this podcast interview, Chris Snowardt talked about his roller coaster like experience with colorectal cancer. He talked about how he discovered his […]
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Monica’s Story Monica Hernandez – Whimsy the Blue Cancer Fairy – was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) when she was 15. The affects of FAP has resulted in countless surgeries. Monica has had her colon and gallbladder removed and has a permanent ileostomy. When she was in her 30’s Monica decided to have a hysterectomy. She […]
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Emily Piekut is the Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC). In this role, she activates survivors, caregivers and loved ones who have been touched by colorectal cancer to engage with their members of Congress and change policy. In addition to managing Fight CRC’s advocacy programs, Emily works closely with the Grassroots Action Committee (GAC), oversees […]
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Riley Castro was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer when she was 24 years old and 17 weeks pregnant. She went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy and exploratory surgery while pregnant. Riley delivered a healthy baby girl 5 weeks early and then completed 9 more rounds of a more intense chemotherapy. After having major surgery […]
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Just over two years ago, when I was 28, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. To say I knew nothing about cancer at that point in my life would be a gross understatement. In fact, finding out there was no stage 5 was a huge shock all on its own! How could I, […]
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It was right before Christmas and Josh Kirpatrick had just completed his 8th round of chemotherapy treatment for his colon cancer when a bit of luck came his way. He had just won a competition: free pizza for a year from his favorite neighborhood restaurant in Pennsylvania. But instead of planning on which toppings he’d […]
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Jon Platten was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Just outside of Washington, D.C. I went to High School at TC Williams High School, if you’ve seen the movie, “Remember the Titans”, that is where I went to High School. I excelled in basketball, football and was terrible (horrific may be a better description of […]
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