Things I Wish I'd Known with Deborah J. Cornwall
Mel sits down with Deborah J. Cornwall, survivor and author of Things I Wish I Had Known: Cancer Caregivers speak out. The award winning book is unique because it is based on interviews with 95 cancer caregivers from 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces who cared for 117 patients ranging in age from 2-92, with over 40 different cancer diagnoses. It is the first of it's kind on this subject. Deborah talks about how important this book is for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis, as well as her latest book Things I Wish I Had Known: Cancer and Kids. Anyone who has been touched by cancer will definitely want to listen to this all new show available on demand now.
Deborah J. Cornwall is a breast cancer survivor and advocate on behalf of cancer patients and their caregivers. She has been associated with the American Cancer Society and its Cancer Action Network as a volunteer leader since 1994, performing a variety of local, regional, and national roles and serving as a media spokesperson before audiences ranging from 16 to 30,000. In May 2013, the New England Division and National American Cancer Society Boards of Directors unanimously awarded her the St. George National Award recognizing her many significant personal and professional contributions to the fight against cancer. In 2014 she received the Lorin Lavidor Caregiver Award from the New England Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
About Mel Majoros:
Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics. During that time she started blogging and her blog www.Thecancerwarrior.blogspot.com has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by blogs.com. She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.