Talking Cancer podcast - Series 3, Episode 4: Cancer, grief and picking up the pieces

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Published: 02 Feb 2022

Angie meets with Chris, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer twice between 2007 and 2017. In this episode, Chris tells Angie about his initial diagnosis, during which time his dad, John, was a huge source of support to him. However, six years later, John received his own diagnosis, and sadly died in 2015. Chris explains how he coped with grief and a second diagnosis without his dad by his side. Later in the episode, Angie talks to Boots’ Chief Pharmacist, Marc Donovan, about his own experience and the practical support available when dealing with loss.

This episode contains content which may be upsetting for some listeners.

For more information and support, visit Macmillan’s page on coping with bereavement.

You can read a transcript of this episode here.

For more information about this podcast visit the Talking Cancer podcast page.
Published: 02 Feb 2022

Angie meets with Chris, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer twice between 2007 and 2017. In this episode, Chris tells Angie about his initial diagnosis, during which time his dad, John, was a huge source of support to him. However, six years later, John received his own diagnosis, and sadly died in 2015. Chris explains how he coped with grief and a second diagnosis without his dad by his side. Later in the episode, Angie talks to Boots’ Chief Pharmacist, Marc Donovan, about his own experience and the practical support available when dealing with loss.

This episode contains content which may be upsetting for some listeners.

For more information and support, visit Macmillan’s page on coping with bereavement.

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