Summary: Radio DJ Emma B meets people living with and affected by cancer for honest conversations over a cuppa. Expect real experiences from people who understand what you’re going through, plus useful advice and information from Macmillan professionals.
Just after turning 40, nurse Ben was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He talks openly to Emma about losing his beloved quiff and the other side effects that come with cancer treatment, as well as how he keeps a positive outlook and continues to enjoy food. Emma also welcomes back Macmillan professional Dany, who sheds some light on treatment options and how best to cope.We know that Ben’s experience isn’t the same for everyone, so if you’ve been left unsure or waiting for more information about your cancer diagnosis or treatment, Macmillan is right there with you to answer questions or offer support via our website (https://bit.ly/2Uwrgsi), Macmillan’s free Support Line Service (0808 808 00 00, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or Online Chat on the Macmillan website (https://bit.ly/2J7KAqq).
Having had six cancer diagnoses across 30 years due to a hereditary gene, Helen has a lot of stories of her personal experience to share, especially on the topics of work, career and finances. For expert advice on these issues, Emma and Dany are joined by special guest and Macmillan Work & Cancer expert, Liz. Liz shares guidance on approaching tricky conversations with employers and how to navigate the world of work after a cancer diagnosis.For further information about the topics discussed in this episode, head to www.macmillan.org.uk/talkingcancer.
Just over a year ago Max’s mum, Nand, died from breast and sarcoma cancer. Emma and Max talk through his family’s experience of the end of his mum’s life, his ‘pre-grieving’ and how they planned her funeral together. Later in the episode, Emma reflects on Max’s story with Macmillan professional Dany, who shares practical and emotional advice for end of life and bereavement. This episode contains content which may be upsetting for some listeners. If you are affected by anything discussed in this episode, please contact our Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
3. When visiting the doctor about his snoring, Errol happened to pick up a prostate cancer leaflet that led to his diagnosis. After 10 years in remission, Errol talks to Emma B about how he’s made it his life’s work to educate men about prostate cancer, as well as touching on the side effects of a cancer some consider a taboo. Plus, Emma and Macmillan professional Dany discuss practical advice for what to expect after being told ‘you’re in remission’.
2. Adam was diagnosed with a brain tumour during a work trip to New York. He talks to Emma B about living with a treatable but not curable cancer. Plus, Emma asks Macmillan professional Dany helpful questions on what living with this type of cancer means for people. For more information and support about treatable but not curable cancer, visit https://bit.ly/32pUBZ7.
1. Emma B has a cuppa with Chloe, who talks about how she dealt with her leukaemia diagnosis as a new mum. Plus, Emma chats to Macmillan professional Dany about common worries and questions when being diagnosed with cancer. For more information and support, or if you’ve been affected by a cancer diagnosis, visit http://bit.ly/2vCJ4cy.
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