Comedian Finds Humor in Life's 'Cosmic Joke': Advanced Cancer

January 31, 2019

Maria Falzone won't let her diagnosis of advanced cholangiocarcinoma stifle her sense of humor.

For this week’s episode of the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, we’re speaking with Maria Falzone, a safer sex educator and comedienne who is living with advanced cholangiocarcinoma — a rare cancer of the liver bile ducts.

After a recurrence in the summer of 2018, Falzone decided to forego chemotherapy and instead make the most out of whatever time she had left. To her, that meant making amends with others who may have hurt her, telling friends and family that she loved them, traveling the world and, of course, maintaining a great sense of humor.


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