CURE's Top 10 Podcasts of 2019

December 27, 2019
Jessica Skarzynski

Take a look back at the top 10 podcasts of 2019 – and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode in 2020.

The CURE® Talks Cancer podcast is a weekly discussion with patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates and other health care professionals about the entire cancer continuum, from specific cancer types to side effects to the psychological strains a cancer diagnosis can have on an individual and their loved ones.

Take a look back at the top 10 podcasts of 2019 — and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode in 2020.

10. What You Need to Know About Genomics

Cancer treatment is no longer the once thought “one-size-fits-all” approach it used to be, especially because genomic testing plays such a crucial role for some. Here, we speak with a patient and his doctor about genomic testing and how it can change treatment outcomes for patients with cancer.

9. Giuliana Rancic: This Too Shall Pass

After years of interviewing celebrities on the red carpet, and while starring in her reality tv show, Giuliana Rancic was faced with one of the most challenging moments in her life: a breast cancer diagnosis. We speak with her about her cancer journey and how, at the end of the day, she continued to tell herself, “This, too, shall pass.”

8. ‘Stopping to Smell the Roses’ With Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller

At the second annual Ovarian Cancer Heroes gala, we sat down with keynote speaker, gymnast and ovarian cancer survivor Shannon Miller to talk about her ovarian cancer journey, how she continues to help educate women and her advice on why it is important to stop and smell the roses.

7. Two Doctors on a Similar Path to Help Those with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

In this episode, we speak with Dr. John C. Byrd, a researcher and clinical specialist at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital, and Dr. Brian Koffman, a family doctor who has been diagnosed with CLL and co-founded the CLL Society. The two doctors who were honored for their efforts to improve the quality of life for those affected by CLL.

6. At-Home Genetic Testing: Dispelling Fact vs Fiction

With the flood of information available on genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk, there is still an abundance of misinformation that exists regarding at-home tests. Here, we speak with FORCE to dispel some of the misconceptions associated with at-home genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk.

5. Speaking Out About Breast Implant-Associated Cancer

Imagine overcoming breast cancer and its treatment, yet in choosing reconstructive surgery with implants, finding out you may be at risk for a rare type of lymphoma. That’s what happened to Renee Ridgeley, who joins us for this episode to discuss her experience.

4. Scott Foley Opens Up About Caregiving

Actor Scott Foley joins us for this episode, and opens up about his experience as a caregiver to his mother after her ovarian cancer diagnosis and why he joined the Not on My Watch movement to help educate others about the disease.

3. The Basics of Bladder Cancer

In 2019, the American Cancer Society reports that there will be more than 80,000 new cases of bladder cancer and more than 17,000 deaths from the disease; however, recognition of symptoms and early diagnoses could help these rates drop. Here, we talk with a patient, an advocate and a doctor to learn more about bladder cancer and what others should know about the disease.

2. What Is—and What Isn't—Palliative Care?

Many patients associate palliative care with end-of-life care or hospice, but in this episode podcast, we speak with one expert in the field about his research into palliative care and how it can be a useful practice that can help patients with cancer improve their health.

1. Katie Couric: Advice to My Younger Self

In 1997, Katie Couric’s life changed forever when her husband was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer. Just four years later, her sister was then diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In this episode, our most-listened-to of 2019, Couric talks with CURE about serving as a cancer caregiver and what she would tell herself if she could go back to the days before cancer arrived on the scene.

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