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.
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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…
"I just love this pod. It’s inspirational and the stories are so important!"
Genuine, Heartfelt, and Vulnerable
"Genuine, heartfelt, and vulnerable, this podcast is encouraging to those who may be in the middle of this cancer journey."
"Wow, I’m so grateful Andrea created this podcast. By sharing her personal experience, she will help so many people get through a difficult situation."
"This is such a powerful podcast. I love hearing the stories of those who have been through such difficult times. Andrea is a fantastic host."
"I love the authenticity that comes from the stories told on this podcast. It’s emotional,relatable and informative. It definitely will help those fighting cancer and their loved ones feel less alone…"