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BAG IT and Escape to Thrive 2016 with Sherri Romanoski
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on July 1, 2016
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Mel sits down with cancer survivor Sherri Romanoski creator of BAG IT. BAG IT was designed to help survivors and caregivers keep the vital information they need as soon as they are diagnosed. The information is designed to help them cope with their diagnosis, move more competently through the…

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#HCCHAT #MOONSHOT With Amy Byer Shainman, Georgia Hurst & Ellen T. Matloff
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on June 28, 2016
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Mel sits down with #HCCHAT leaders Amy, Ellen and Georgia to talk about the upcoming Moonshot and what it means for Hereditary Cancer. The #HCCHAT #Moonshot tweetchat on June 29th at noon will feature Vincent T Devita Jr. MD, Head of the NCI during Nixon's Cancer Act. Don't miss this episode and…

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Pete Campbell Two Time Cancer Survivor
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on June 17, 2016
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Mel sits down with two time cancer survivor Pete Campbell. Pete was shown a video of fellow cancer survivor Sean Swarner, who was the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest. The video of Swarner inspired Campbell to endure and overcome the hard chemo treatments that he had to endure. Sean…

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The Hearts of a Girl with Jessica Carmel
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on June 10, 2016
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Mel sits down with friend Jessica Carmel to talk about her book The Hearts of a Girl: The Journey Through Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Transplant. Jessica talks about what it is like to be not only a heart transplant recipient at 16 and also a kidney transplant recipient 10 years later. 

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Tumorman with Dr. Ankit Kansagra
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on May 20, 2016
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I bet you are on your phone right now, on Facebook, playing a game or reading email. What if you could use your phone to learn about cancer while playing a game. Tumorman is that game. Ankit Kansagra, MD is the creator of the game. Dr. Kansagra explains how you can use the game to learn about your…

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Remission Ball with Alfredo Axtmeyer
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on April 15, 2016
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Mel sits down with Alfredo Axtmeyer, cancer survivor and founder of Remission Ball. Remission Ball started when founder and cancer survivor Alfredo sent a ball to his friend, Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor Africa, who was in the midst of a battle with cancer. He used the ball to visualize himself…

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One Summit with Kelly O'Donnell
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on April 8, 2016
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Mel sits down Kelly O'Donnell, executive director of One Summit, an organization that pairs a Navy SEAL with a child battling cancer. Kelly explains how founder and former SEAL Adam La Reau started One Summit after seeing his mother go through breast cancer. You will find out about the Climb for…

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Nancy and Holly, The Chemochicks
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on March 25, 2016
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Mel sits down with the Chemochicks Nancy and Holly. Nancy is an ovarian cancer survivor and Holly, who is her niece, is a breast cancer survivor. Nancy and Holly talk about what it was like for both of them to go through treatment (Nancy is still in treatment) why they started Chemochicks and how…

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You'll Be All Right Buddy: A Storybook For Young Children With Cancer with Ryan Hamner
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on March 18, 2016
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Mel sits down with her friend and four time cancer survivor Ryan Hamner, Ryan talks about his book: "You'll Be All Right Buddy: A storybook for young children with cancer" which is available on Amazon Kindle. When Ryan originally wrote the book a few years ago, many people didn't think kids would…

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Sean Swarner and the 7 Summits to Success
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on March 4, 2016
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Mel sits down with friend Sean Swarner a two time cancer survivor and the only survivor to summit Mount Everest with one lung. Sean talks about his yearly Killiminjaro climb for survivors and non survivors alike. (if you are a cancer survivor, there is an opportunity for a grant for this amazing…

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