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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

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…

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 …

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
Survivor Provider Ovarian

Dr. Amy Rothenberg's Life-Changing Journey from Naturopathic Doctor to Cancer Survivor

Feb. 28, 2023

After experiencing the devastating loss of her parents to diseases that modern medicine could not cure, Dr. Amy Rothenberg discovers her true calling to use natural medicine to fight cancer and empower others to take control…

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Lori Marini's Breast Cancer Journey: From Diagnosis to Metastasis

Feb. 21, 2023

When Lori Marini, a healthcare professional of 20 years, is diagnosed with breast cancer, she must choose between aggressive treatments, risking her mental and physical health, or risking her life by not doing anything at al…

Guest: Lori Marini