The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 4: Robin Browne

Episode 4 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life features Robin Browne. Robin is 31 years old, a stage IV breast cancer survivor, and a regular contributor to Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website. She's also the cohost of the podcast “That’s the Spirit” and is fascinated by all things spooky and dark. She has one … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 4: Robin Browne

The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 2: Justin Birckbichler

On Episode 2 of The Intersection of Cancer and Life, I talk with Justin Birckbichler. Justin is a men’s health activist, testicular cancer survivor, and the founder of the advocacy website A Ballsy Sense of Tumor. From being diagnosed in November 2016 at the age of 25, to finishing chemo in January 2017, to being cleared in … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 2: Justin Birckbichler

The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 1: Nora McMahon

Welcome back to the Intersection of Cancer and Life! Here are the show notes for Episode 1: Nora McMahon. Nora was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 39 years old in March of 2015. After undergoing a hysterectomy, oophorectomy and debulking surgery, she enduendured four months of aggressive chemo. Nora founded Cancer Grad, an online platform for young … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 1: Nora McMahon

Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!

Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life, a podcast about what happens when cancer, and life, put you on the road you never expected to travel. On this podcast, I talk to survivors, thrivers, and supporters about what life really looks like with cancer - the good, the difficult, and sometimes the really ridiculous. … Continue reading Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!

Salpingo-Oophor-Hysterectomy: All the Oophing Details

I'm now five days post-op, and - spoiler alert - I am recovering better than I expected. Last Thursday, I underwent a total salpingo-oophor-hysterectomy, which in non-medical-jibberish means that I had my ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix removed. I elected to undergo the surgery because my breast cancer is estrogen driven, and the ovaries … Continue reading Salpingo-Oophor-Hysterectomy: All the Oophing Details

Family Medical Bingo (Alternate Title: My Hysterectomy Was Not the Big Medical Event of the Week)

Well, I'm glad that this week is over. I'm about 48 hours post-op from my hysterectomy, and all things considered, I'm doing well. However, our family had quite the eventful week, medically speaking, so let's back up a bit, shall we? On Monday evening, I noticed that Felix had a rather large, angry-looking bug bite … Continue reading Family Medical Bingo (Alternate Title: My Hysterectomy Was Not the Big Medical Event of the Week)