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Cancer Talk: The Best Cancer Podcasts

By Abby Henry Singh October 18, 2017Pearls of Wisdom Blog

Podcasts are audio files made available on the Internet to download to an iPod, mp3 player, or your cellphone. Podcasts are usually a series, and new episodes can be often be downloaded automatically if you are a subscriber. Think of podcasts as a radio talk show. They usually focus on a specific topic such as cooking, movies, true crime, or politics, and often the host of the show will invite guests for interviews of to cover certain topics.

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time while also learning something new! You can listen to them on your daily commute, at the gym, or if you are a cancer survivor, in the waiting room or infusion room. There are podcasts on just about every topic you can imagine! Search online or the iTunes store to find something the sparks your interests. Did you know there are even podcasts about cancer?

Keep reading to learn more about some of the best cancer podcasts and download one today!

The Bloodline with LLS

Being diagnosed with a blood cancer can make you feel like you are alone. The Bloodline with LLS is here to remind you that after a diagnosis, comes hope. Listen in as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society speaks with experts and patients who will guide you in understanding diagnosis, treatment, and the many resources available to blood cancer patients.

Recent episodes include a discussion on blood cancer clinical trials with experts and a young Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor sharing her story.

Download episodes here:

The Stupid Cancer Show

The Stupid Cancer Show has given voice to the young adult cancer movement. Each broadcast tackles hard-hitting, real-world issues ranging from politics, health care, legislative advocacy, civil liberties and the environment to social media, entertainment, cancer research and medical education.

Previous episodes cover topics such as pregnancy, advocacy, and working during cancer treatment.

Download episodes here:

Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net is pleased to offer its patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in an audio podcast format. This gives people with cancer, and their families and friends, an additional option of how they’d like to receive oncologist-approved information from Cancer.Net, The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) patient education site.

Recent episodes covered topics such as survivorship, pain management, and recaps of recent cancer conferences including the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting and the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer.

Download episodes here:

Cancer Network Podcasts

Cancer Network, the home of the Oncology Journal, interviews experts about the latest in cancer research and ways to improve patient care. While the podcasts are available to everyone, Cancer Network primarily provides content for healthcare professionals. If you have a healthcare background or an interest in research and science, you may enjoy this podcast.

Recent topics covered include updated guidelines for oropharyngeal and prostate cancer treatment.

Download episodes here: Podcasts’s podcasts feature healthcare professionals and breast cancer survivors sharing strategies to help breast cancer patients on their cancer journeys.

Recent episodes cover end of life concerns and personal finance.

Download episodes here:

Do you have a favorite podcast? Even if it’s not cancer-related, let us know in the comments below!

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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