Talking About Cancer

A piece of encouragement

Looking for some encouragement?

If you or someone you know are unfortunate enough to have recently been diagnosed with cancer, then you or they may be struggling to find much encouragement at such a challenging time. For anyone hearing they have cancer for the first time or facing a diagnosis of recurrence or metastases, perhaps most of what is heard is not the discussion about their diagnosis, staging, treatment and likely prognosis. Instead, during that hospital visit when they were told the diagnosis, perhaps all they heard was “Blah, blah, CANCER, blah, blah.” Which can be enough to leave anyone fearing the worst.

In an attempt to provide a piece of encouragement for someone newly diagnosed with cancer, I recorded a couple of podcasts with Karin Sieger who is a BACP accredited and registered psychotherapist, writer and podcast host based in London, UK, as part of her extremely popular ‘Cancer and You’ Podcasts in her ‘Cancer Voices’ series.

You can listen to my piece of encouragement here.

In this, the second episode in the ‘Cancer Voices’ series – Advice for the newly diagnosed, Diane Leopard joined Sara Liyanage, Rod Ritchie and me in sharing our advice for someone newly diagnosed with cancer.

It was aired on 26th June 2019. If you would like to listen to the full episode you can access it from Karin’s website  by clicking here Part 2

I also contributed to the first episode – Learning from others’ Cancer Lessons, where I joined Rod and Sarah to share one main lesson I have learned from having cancer.

You can listen to my one key learning here.

The first episode was aired 19th June 2019 on Peace Within Radio. However, you can listen to the whole podcast and download it by clicking here: Part 1

I hope you find the podcasts useful. Any comments or feedback would be very much appreciated.

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