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Tracy Anderson "Make the play and cry later."
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on May 17, 2013
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Mel sits down with lung cancer survivor Tracy Anderson, who she met at the LUNGevity  HOPE summit last year.  Tracy talks candidly about her lung cancer, her advocacy and how her softball background helped her get through cancer.  As her coach and Dad told her when she was a girl and got hit by…

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Annie Nelson "Working with the Troops"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on April 26, 2013
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Mel sits down with Annie Nelson, an acoustic neuroma brain tumor survivor.  Annie talks about her tumor, her recovery and more importantly her work with the troops.  Annie is the founder of American Soldier Network a non profit dedicated to helping our service men and women when they come back…

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Molly Lindquist "Consano Means Healing"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on April 12, 2013
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Molly Lindquist felt a lump during a self exam, knowing it could be nothing. She got it checked out and found out she had breast cancer.  Molly was grateful for the medical advances that occurred since her grandmother passed away from her own battle with breast cancer at the age of 46. Molly wanted…

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Angelo Merendino "The Battle We Didn't Choose"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on April 5, 2013
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Photographer Angelo Merendino knew he had found "the one" when he first set eyes upon his future wife Jennifer in his hometown of Cleveland.  A month later, Jennifer moved to New York City and six months after that,  Angelo followed the love of his life to the Big Apple and proposed. She said yes…

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Chet Skibinski "A Cancer Survivor's Memoir"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on March 22, 2013
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Chet Skibinski was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that only one in a half million Americans get, and doctors gave him a one in ten chance of survival.  Having cancer is like taking a trip to a foreign country that you are not prepared to take. Chet's book Cancer Country: A Survivor's…

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Stacy Kennedy "Ask the Nutritionist"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on March 15, 2013
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Every cancer survivor has gone through wondering what to eat during and after treatment.  Just searching for information can be daunting.  Well now it is easy, with the Ask the Nutritionist app available on iTunes.  On this edition of The Cancer Warrior, Mel sits down with Stacy Kennedy,…

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Dr. Archelle Georgiou "Healthgrades"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on March 1, 2013
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Do you need a family doctor or are going to have a surgical procedure and need some advice?  Look no further than online at healthgrades.com. Mel talks to Archelle Georgiou, MD, strategic advisor to healthgrades about the leading online resource about physicians and hospitals. Find the best…

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Dr. William Penzer "How to Cope Better When You Have Cancer"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on February 22, 2013
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When William Penzer's daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 he found himself ill-prepared for what would lie ahead for his daughter and his family as they entered "Cancerville."  Penzer, a psychologist wrote an informative book How to Cope Better When You Have Cancer.  Bill shares his story of…

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Adrienne Palmer "Cheryl's Bras"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on February 8, 2013
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Mel sits down with Adrienne Palmer, creator of Cheryl's Bras.  Adrienne's sister Cheryl had breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. Cheryl was not able to find a bra that was form fitting or comfortable. In fact, most bras given to breast cancer patients are considered medical equipment. 

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Bethany Kandel "Free Help for Cancer Survivors"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on January 25, 2013
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Mel sits down with Bethany Kandel, a NY- based journalist and creator of breastcancerfreebies.com.  Bethany was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks after Mel. They talk about her diagnosis, treatment and how her cancer journey lead her to start breastcancerfreebies.com, which is a fantastic…

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