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Sharon Henifin of Breastfriends.org
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on October 9, 2015
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Mel sits down with Sharon Henifin. Sharon is a survivor and the co-founder of Breastfriends.org. Breast Friends was founded in 2000 with 3 time survivor Becky Olson. At that time there were no organizations focusing on survivorship.  Sharon talks about her diagnosis, how BreastFriends.org can help…

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Finding Your Bliss with Briana London
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on October 2, 2015
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Mel sits down with good friend Briana London. Briana is an editor in the television industry and also a thyroid cancer survivor. She talks about the culture of the entertainment industry, how people may be afraid of losing their jobs if they even go to the doctor, which could translate into any…

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Ed Duerr Team in Training Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on August 28, 2015
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Mel sits down with friend Ed Duerr, a Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia survivor. You haven't heard of that cancer? That is because only 3 out of a million people per year get Waldenstrom's. Ed talks about his survivorship story, how he beat the odds, and why he is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma…

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Drivers for Survivors with Sherry Higgs
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on August 21, 2015
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Mel sits down with Survivor Sherry Higgs. When Sherry was going through her own cancer treatment she noticed the need for Drivers for Survivors. She saw other survivors sitting alone in doctors offices. Knowing that there was a need she founded Drivers for Survivors, an organization that finds…

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Margaret Cahill "Under Cover of Darkness: How I Blogged my Way through Mantle Cell Lymphoma"
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on July 31, 2015
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Mel sits down with survivor and author Margaret Cahill, who is a mantle cell lymphoma survivor. What's that, you have never heard of mantle cell lymphoma? Neither did Mel until she spoke to Margaret. Margaret shares her story about this rare cancer, her thoughts on why integrative medicine is so…

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The Importance of Excercise During Treatment with Diane Mapes
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on July 17, 2015
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Mel sits down with Breast Cancer survivor Diane Mapes. Diane is a breast cancer survivor and writer. She talks about how important exercise is before, during, and after your treatment! Diane also speaks about her employer The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a cancer center in Seattle that has been…

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The Chris Draft Family Foundation with Chris Draft
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on July 9, 2015
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Mel sits down with former NFL player Chris Draft.  Chris founded The Chris Draft Family Foundation.The foundation seeks partnerships with local and national community health organizations, school districts and non-profits across the country, striving to empower and uplift communities by educating…

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Being Your Own Best Advocate with Linnea Duff
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on June 26, 2015
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Mel sits down with lung cancer survivor and advocate Linnea Duff. Linnea speaks honestly and openly about her diagnosis, the importance of being your own best advocate, the importance of clinical trials and what it is like to live with stage 4 (terminal) lung cancer. Linnea is also an accomplished…

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The Patient Survival Handbook with Stephen Powell
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on June 21, 2015
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Mel sits down with Stephen Powell, Co-Author of The Patient Survival Handbook, a comprehensive handbook to avoid being the next victim of medical error . Stephen talks about the medical mistake that happened to a family member that led him to write the book. The handbook is comprehensive, easy to…

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Delete Blood Cancer with Anthony Daniels
Posted in: The Cancer Warrior on May 22, 2015
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Mel sits down with three time cancer survivor Anthony Daniels. Anthony is currently facing his fourth cancer diagnosis. Because of his involvement in the documentary "To Be Strong", Anthony is the face of Delete Blood Cancer. Anthony talks about how important it is to get swabbed, how it can save a…

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