The Best of Your Stories: Conquering Cancer

Nov 07, 2022

Miss a podcast episode or two this season? During the holiday break, catch up on some of the year’s most popular episodes featuring doctors and patients who are conquering cancer. 

Learning How Language Saves Lives  

Helping her Spanish-speaking family communicate with their oncologist inspired Dr. Jenny Ruiz’s work in cancer care. This three-time Conquer Cancer grant and award recipient shares how her language-based research aims to improve survival rates for pediatric patients. Read or listen on the Your Stories Podcast

A Conversation About Race in Cancer Care With Dr. Karen Winkfield  

Dr. Karen Winkfield and podcast cohost Dr. Don Dizon are two of the country’s foremost leaders in advancing health equity. They offer a candid discussion on why cancer risks are higher and survival rates are lower for Black people, while addressing the disparities facing all patients from underrepresented, excluded, and disenfranchised communities. Read or listen on the Your Stories Podcast

Cancer as a Young Adult With Carly Flumer  

Even when young patients survive cancer, its challenges often remain with them for the rest of their lives. Carly Flumer survived thyroid cancer in her late 20s and learned invaluable lessons about communication between doctors and patients. Now she helps other adolescent and young adult patients navigate the unique challenges they face during and after treatment. Read or listen on the Your Stories Podcast.

Thriving With Mai Achong  

Mai Achong was 26 when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Though she survived and her dream of motherhood was fulfilled, the challenges of survival continue to haunt her. From parenting while in treatment to navigating health care systems, Ms. Achong—the patient of Conquer Cancer grant recipient Dr. Nathalie McKenzie—shares all the lessons she learned as a patient and a survivor. Read or listen on the Your Stories Podcast.

Armoring Up With Loriana Hernandez-Aldama   

Emmy award-winning journalist Loriana Hernandez-Aldama takes you behind the scenes of her incredible and emotional story of surviving leukemia and then breast cancer. Ms. Hernandez-Aldama shares how her oncologist helped her stay strong and challenges others to be ready when faced with an unexpected diagnosis or recurrence. Read or listen on the Your Stories Podcast.

Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday Season 

During the giving season, consider a tribute gift to Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. A donation to Conquer Cancer is a thoughtful way to honor someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Give to support cancer research and programs in honor or memory of a loved one and send an eCard or mailed acknowledgement about  
your gift.
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