Cancer IRL Explicit

by Desiree Deleau and Iva Golubovic

Being in your 20s or 30s and having cancer means sometimes you Google your symptoms and end up being right about the self diagnosis. It means your career might be going on pause, it means you may need to speak to your partner about kids a lot sooner than you thought. It means you will likely need to develop a great sense of humour. It means you may need to reevaluate your friendships. It means a lot of things, and not all of ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Stomach Cancer IRL

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    Stomach Cancer IRL

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    In this two part conversation we speak with Alyssa about her stage 4 stomach cancer diagnosis. We spoke with her first at the early stages of her treatment, then caught up with her post finishing a trial treatment. She tells us about the delays in her screenings, poor bedside manner, the necessity for self advocacy, and the psychological navigations of a long term illness.

  • Breast Cancer IRL

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    Breast Cancer IRL

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    Lindsay's journey with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer started at 8 months pregnant. Her story is one of willpower and positivity, which radiates off of her even in our talk. She kept a detailed journal throughout her experience which she's shared with her ever growing community and now with us.

  • Colorectal Cancer IRL

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    Colorectal Cancer IRL

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    Dani was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in her early twenties. She speaks to us about her journey from diagnosis, to now ten years later being an oncology social worker and cancer researcher. Dani comes with a wealth of knowledge acquired through personal experience and years of work in the cancer space. We are so lucky we got to speak to and learn so much from her.

  • Season 1

  • Breast Cancer IRL

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    Breast Cancer IRL

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    Diana unfortunately wasn’t new to the cancer world, having watched her best friend go through cancer at an early age. Going through it herself she was prepared to advocate for her treatment and to make space for the isolation and the community that ebbs and flows through a cancer journey. We discuss the honest truth when it comes to what it feels like to have cancer both physically and mentally.

  • Testicular Cancer IRL

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    Testicular Cancer IRL

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    Danny is a content creator and avid streamer. He stepped into the streaming world just as his cancer journey began, and created his own community and outpost for the support and structure he needed. He also speaks to his off line community of friends, family, and various clients whose continued support allowed him to pick up where he left off once his medical treatments were behind him.