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Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and providers share inspiring stories to teach you how to navigate our complex healthcare system. On the Cancer U Thrivers Podcast, real people share true stories.

Host Andrea Wilson Woods is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and patient advocate. She founded the nonprofit Blue Faery after losing her sister Adrienne, whom she raised, to stage IV liver cancer at age 15. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, an online platform for cancer patients and caregivers.

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Redefining Body Confidence After Cancer with Juni Bucher

June 6, 2023

A young woman discovers a lump in her breast and is told by her doctor that she has breast cancer. With the support of her loved ones, she undergoes treatment and surgery but faces difficult decisions about her body and futu…

Survivor Breast

Defeating Stage 3 Breast Cancer: Kristen Vengler's Courageous Battle

April 4, 2023

When Kristen Vengler noticed a difference in her right nipple, she had no idea that it would lead to a life-altering cancer diagnosis. With strength and resilience, she bravely navigated the pandemic and the world of cancer …

Survivor Colorectal

Pamela McColloch: Navigating Colon Cancer as a Single Mom

March 28, 2023

When Pamela McColloch wakes up unable to breathe and in agony, she discovers a tumor and is forced to fight cancer with a 50/50 chance of survival, summoning her warrior-like strength to defy the odds and celebrate life. You…

Survivor Colorectal

Miracles Happen: Marcia Reese's Colorectal Cancer Journey

March 21, 2023

Miracles can happen: discover the power of faith, gratitude, and a good colonoscopy in Marcia's inspiring story of beating colorectal cancer. Marcia Reese is a successful entrepreneur and cancer survivor who has experienced …

Survivor Liver

Steve Patterson's Unbelievable Journey: From Liver Failure to Transplant

March 14, 2023

After 11 years of battling stage four liver failure, Steve Patterson's unwavering faith in himself pays off when he is miraculously granted a liver transplant, but his journey is far from over as he must now overcome the cha…

Caregiver Lymphoma

100 Acts of Love: Kim Hamer's Journey of Supporting Her Husband Through Cancer

March 7, 2023

After fourteen years of marriage, Kim Hamer is thrown into a tumultuous journey of navigating the best and worst of her marriage as her husband's stage four cancer diagnosis shifts their lives into chaos and irony. Kim Ha…

Guest: Kim Hamer