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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.

Recent Episodes

Survivor Breast

Penny Casselman's Early Detection of Breast Cancer: A Journey of Advocacy and Self-Awareness

Feb. 7, 2023

"Take control of your health and be an advocate: you can beat the odds and outlive cancer." Here's what I cover with Penny Casselman in this episode: 1. What does the experience of being diagnosed with cancer look like f…

Survivor Lymphoma

Surviving Cancer and Ditching the Corporate Ladder: Talaya Dendy's Inspirational Journey

Jan. 31, 2023

Talaya Dendy is an 11-year cancer survivor who, after her diagnosis, reevaluated her life and career, learning to put herself first and make healthier choices.

Guest: Talaya Dendy
Survivor Leukemia Lymphoma

From Police Undercover to Retiring due to Cancer Treatment with Glen Kirkpatrick

Jan. 24, 2023

Glen Kirkpatrick is a retired police officer with 35 years of experience living with Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocyte leukemia, and depression. He is a father of three adult sons and is now in remission after a long jo…

Patient Lymphoma Thyroid

Bill Potts: Surviving Cancer Five Times and Beyond

Jan. 17, 2023

After surviving five different cancers and radiation treatments, Bill Potts took control of his cancer journey, only to have his sense of smell enhanced by his latest brutal chemotherapy combination.

Guest: Bill Potts
Survivor Endometrial

Cynthia Hayes: Overcoming the Psychological Turmoil of Cancer

Jan. 10, 2023

In her pursuit of writing the great American novel, Harvard-trained management consultant and hospital executive Cynthia Hayes is thrown into a tumultuous cancer journey; her goal is to survive the physical and psychological…

Guest: Cynthia Hayes
Survivor Rare/Young Adult

A Story of Hope and Healing by Mark Kelly

Jan. 6, 2023

Mark Kelly, a 30-year cancer survivor, shares his story of courage and resilience as he details his journey of fighting a rare and terminal cancer. Note: This is an Encore Episode.

Guest: Mark Kelly