Part 1: My Experiences as a Bladder Cancer Caregiver with Beáta Baker

Beáta Baker cared for her husband, Steven, as he battled his unexpected diagnosis and subsequent bladder removal surgery (radical cystectomy).

Episode 16, Part 1 of the Bladder Cancer Matters podcast is about the unsung heroes of a bladder cancer patient’s journey: his or her caregivers. Rick’s special guest in this episode is Beáta Baker, who cared for her husband, Steven, as he battled his unexpected diagnosis and subsequent bladder removal surgery (radical cystectomy).

In an engaging and personal conversation, Beáta describes her journey and growth as a caregiver. Rick and she discuss:

  • What was it like to be Steven’s caregiver at different points in his journey, like diagnosis, treatment, recovery and planning?
  • How did you and Steven decide upon right doctor, the right hospital, and the right treatment?
  • What roles did you play during treatment planning?
  • What were some of the challenging and rewarding parts of being a caregiver?

Click here to listen to Part 2 of this moving podcast.