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Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast

Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast

By Leanne Pero
Award winning breast cancer survivor & community activist Leanne Pero set up the Black Women Rising cancer project in 2017, aimed at raising vital cancer awareness within the Black community & provide support for Black cancer patients/ survivors whilst they undergo cancer treatment & experience difficulty in remission. With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community being at an all time high- join Leanne & her inspirational guests explore healthy conversation about the myths, taboos & hardships that surround our community as well as share inspirational stories of hope & transformation.
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Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 12 Gift of Life
Joining @Charliedegale for the final episode of series 1, is Orin Lewis. The co-founder of @acltcharity (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust). Orin shares a bit about what he was doing prior to ACLT, shares the story of Daniel Degale and the important work of the charity. ACLT is a 40+ time award-winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood or organ) is required to save a life. ACLT was founded in 1996 by Beverley De-Gale, OBE, and Orin Lewis, OBE, 3 years after receiving the devastating news that their 6-year-old son Daniel De-Gale needed a stem cell transplant in order to win his 6-year battle against acute leukaemia. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Orin Lewis: @lewisorin ACLT: @acltcharity
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December 23, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 11 A Brother’s Love
In this episode joining Charlie Degale is Touchè who is 29 years young he takes us on the journey of his older sister Waverlea who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and then again in 2018. Waverlea went through quite the expedition to getting a diagnosis both times. She documented parts of her journey on instagram @cancer_slayer_ and on youtube.  Waverlea passed at the age of 29 on the 24th of August 2019. Touchè really speaks with such passion and really paints a picture of how he saw his sisters journey, which is why the episode is called "A Brother's Love". *After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale @touche_ @cancer_slayer_ Episode 12 will be released earlier than usual on the  23rd as next Friday is a holiday.
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December 18, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 10 A Different Perspective
In this weeks episode joining Charliede we have Melchizedek who is coming from a different perspective on how he dealt with his journey. Melchizedek was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2010. He is a Reiki Master and used many alternative tools to assist him on his journey. He now creates copper devices to help others. One of the things that really stood out from the podcast was when he described his journey as "a pathway to initiation to slow down". After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Melchizedek @melchizedekmoor Next episode will be available @10am Friday 18th December
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December 11, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 9 Newly Diagnosed
This week joining our host Charlie we have Darrel who is just 22 years young. Darrel had recently graduated and started at a new job when he was diagnosed back in May. Originally they thought Darrel had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma BUT after further tests he was diagnosed with high grade Neuroendocrine cancer. He talks with such passion as his journey continues and shares how he is currently feeling and what has been going on. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Darrel Armani Roshier: @dazzlar_cancer_journey Next episode will be available @10am Friday 11th December
37:56
December 4, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 8 Supporting People Through Cancer
This week is the last of our prostate awareness episodes and we have Rawle Price joining our host @charliedegale. Rawle was diagnosed with Stage 1 prostate cancer in 2003. After overcoming cancer he did a lot in the community to further raise awareness. He then went on to do training in London with a prostate cancer charity. He is bursting with knowledge as you will hear throughout the podcast. Rawle currently works with “Cancer Black Care”, supporting people from diagnosis to beyond. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Rawle Price - Cancer Black Care number - 07784762287 Next episode will be available @8am Friday 4th December
49:53
November 27, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 7 Getting Through Stage 4 Prostate Cancer
Joining our host Charlie this week is Alfred Samuels who was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer back in 2012 and the doctors told him he had limited time to live. Alfred is an author of not one but two books, which have been linked below. This inspiring individual also does a lot of public speaking surrounding prostate cancer and he is an award winning ambassador for Cancer Research UK. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Alfred Samuels - twitter: Accsamuels linkedin: Alfie Samuels email: as.patientadvocate@gmail.com Invincibility in the face of prostate cancer: Coming out the other side https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invincibility-face-prostate-cancer-Coming/dp/1909465437/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&qid=1605269769&refinements=p_27%3AAlfred+Samuels&s=books&sr=1-5 Motivated to Inspire https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motivated-Inspire-Cancer-Survivors-Perspective-ebook/dp/B07YHVDSSX/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&qid=1605269769&refinements=p_27%3AAlfred+Samuels&s=books&sr=1-12 Next episode will be available by @8pm Friday 27th November 2020
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November 20, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 6 Life After Prostate Cancer
Joining our host Charlie this week is Sean Baker (51) who is a mental health nurse. Sean was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 49 and had the operation to remove his prostate at 50. After being diagnosed Sean was shortly diagnosed with MS. . What I love about this interview is Sean really dives deep and answers plus shares information that I haven’t heard people really dive into. He really helps us capture what it can be like for men after getting their prostate removed After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Sean Baker - @deejaysean007 Next episode will be available @6am
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November 13, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 5 Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer
It’s time for us to dive into the taboo topic that not a lot are open to talking about. Prostate cancer effects 1 in 4 afro Caribbean men and over the next few weeks we want to focus on this topic to raise awareness and share different mens stories. Kicking it off we have Errol Mckellar joining Charlie this week. . Errol Mckellar is the founder of "The Errol Mckellar foundation", after his treatment he made it his mission to help raise more awareness. Forty eight men walked into his garage and he persuaded them to get tested and they were diagnosed with prostate cancer . Through his campaign he has saved over 1 million lives and because of his amazing work he has recently been awarded an MBE. . He can be contacted @ www.theerrolmckellarfoundation.com After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Errol Mckellar: www.theerrolmckellarfoundation.com @errolmckellar Next episode will be available @8am
47:55
November 6, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 4 Still Fighting
Joining our host Charlie this week is 24 year old Tawanda Chamunorwa. Tawanda was first diagnosed with Ependymoma brain and spine tumour .in September 2014 at 18yrs old.He then relapsed for the 1st time - January 2017 at 20yrs old, then relapsed a 2nd time - summer 2018 at 22yrs. Since he started his first diagnosis he has Beat brain cancer twice, had three major brain surgeries, two separate six week radiotherapy treatments, learnt how to walk talk and swallow from scratch, graduated from university (3 year degree with 2 gap years) and started a business. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Tawanda Chamunorwa @tawandaforever Rare and loved @rareandloved Next episode will be available @6am
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October 30, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 3 Young Black Men Get Cancer too
This week Charlie is in conversation with one of our younger guests Tino Mangambako. Tino was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in Feb 2015 at just 24 years young. He takes us through his journey as a young black man and how he  also had to undergo hip replacement surgery. Also Tino is now a Cancer Support Worker himself for the charity Leukaemia Care UK. He has a special respect and love for CLIC Sargent who were a great help on his journey. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Tino Mangambako: @tino1s Next episode will be available @6am 30/10/2020
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October 23, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 2 Paul Canoville's Journey
Joining our host Charlie this week is our first guest Paul Canoville! If you are into football you might know that Paul was actually the first black man to play for Chelsea which, he wrote a book about. Not only will you hear about him beating cancer twice, but you will get an insight into different milestones and challenges he faces throughout his life After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Paul Canoville: @thecannersway  Next episode will be available @6am 23/10/2020
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October 16, 2020
Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 1 What is Black Men Rising
You asked and we have delivered! Welcome to Series 1 Episode 1 of Black Men Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories. This first episode is an introduction to your amazing host Charlie Degale, who shares his personal journey, what he is up to now and what black men rising is.  We have a line up of great guests for you over the next 12 weeks and we appreciate all of your support thus far. After Podcast Info: Black Men Rising: @blackmenrisinguk Charlie Degale: @charliedegale Next episode will be available @ 6am 16/10/2020
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October 9, 2020
Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 12 BAME Organisations In The Cancer Community
For the last episode we thought it was only right to shine the light on some amazing BAME organisations within the cancer community and hear short snippets of why they started and what they do. Leanne and Charlotte are joined by Beverley De'gale co-founder of ACLT, Jean representing Cancer Black Care, Iyana co- founder of Sakoon Through Cancer, Adedoyinsola representing Cancer Education and Toral representing BAME Cancer Support.It is so important especially with everything that has been going on this year that we come together and support each other and don't stand divided. What is lovely is each organisation has different focuses so if we need to refer people there is always an outlet. Together we stand.  The last episode of the series guys, it have been such a pleasure speaking with the guests and interacting with the listeners. Thank you so much for your on going support series two will be back in the winter. After podcast info: Black Women Rising - @blackwomenrisinguk email: foundation@leannepero.com Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial co-host Charlotte Crowl @charlottecrowl ACLT (African Cancer Leukaemia Trust) 02037577700 www.Aclt.org @acltcharity Cancer Black Care - Jean 07960722530 Rahaul 07784762287  Sakoon Through Cancer www.sakoonthroughcancer.com contact@sakoonthroughcancer.com Cancer Ed UK cancer_eduk BAME Cancer Support @bamecancersupport
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July 23, 2020
Black Women Rising - The Untold Cancer Stories : Ep 11 Let's Talk About Grief
Have you been affected by grief? Do you find it hard to talk about? Grief is something we all experience but rarely talk about and express how we are truly feeling. It isn't an easy subject but the affects of grief can be life altering and it is time us as a community start sharing experiences in order to help us heal and also see we are not alone. This weeks episode Leanne and Charlotte speak with two formidable guests who have both lost family members to cancer within the last year. Touché, speaks about his sister Waverlea who sadly transitioned August 2019 and  Shanice speaks about loosing her mum Leonie who  tearfully passed in November 2019 . The conversation covers the journeys and hardship both ladies faced before their last days and how Touché and Shanice have learned to cope as well as what they are doing now in honour of their family members to keep the legacy going. Both Waverlea and Leonie were a treasured part of the Black Women Rising family. "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes apart of us". - Helen Keller  After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Shanice memoirs_a_daughter Touché @touche_ @cancer_slayer_ Charlotte Crowl @charlottecrowl *Last episode in series 1 will be released Friday 24th July @ 12AM
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July 17, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 10- Careers and Cancer
When is the right time to go back to work during or after cancer? Do you even want to go back to doing the same thing? These are two questions that come up a lot for many cancer patients and the answer definitely varies for each individual. In this weeks episode Leanne and Charlotte are joined by two influential entrepreneurs Claudine Reid MBE - Business psychologist, author and leadership coach and Toral Shah MSc - Nutritional Scientist , Functional Medicine Practitioner, Food and Health writer and Consultant who both give an open and honest account of not only their cancer journeys but also their incredible business journeys and how they have triumphed in juggling their work life around their physical and mental health needs after cancer.  After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial  Toral Shah @theurbankitchen  Claudine Reid @claudinereid1 Charlotte Crowl @charlottecrowl *Next episode release date: Friday 17th July @ 12AM
01:02:49
July 9, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 9- Mobility after Cancer
It's well known amongst the cancer community that some people experience ALOT of mobility issues after it's harsh treatments, for the patients caught up in the whirlwind of all this there is no "bounce back" or no "normal" again- life becomes very much focused on how to accept and navigate their newly inherited life altering, physical effects.  On this week's episode Leanne has let Charlotte take the lead and joining her to talk about their own journey's of cancer and mobility are two Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) survivors Elesha Turner and Charlene Young.   After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Charlotte Crowl @charlottecrowl Charlene Young @I_am_charlene.me Elesha Turner @elesha_turner *Next episode release date: Friday 10th July 12am
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July 2, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 8- Leading ladies on the front line of cancer care
In this weeks episode we hear from 3 inspirational Black women who serve on the front line of cancer care within the NHS. Leanne and Charlotte are joined by the amazing Georgette Oni- a consultant plastic surgeon, Mary Oladele- a senior Therapeutic Radiographer and Sarah Adomah- a breast cancer clinical Nurse specialist- who openly share the journeys of their respective professions, why their work is so important within the BAME community and why education is key for raising vital awareness of cancer within our marginalised communities. After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Charlotte Crowl @charlottecrowl Mary Oladele @cancer_eduk *Next episode release date: Friday 3rd July 12am.
01:05:19
June 25, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 7- Thriving with stage 4 cancer
Ever wondered what its like living with a terminal cancer diagnosis?  It's no secret that diagnosis rates for black women with stage 4 breast cancer- in the UK are worryingly high- so what happens when you choose to take control of this seemingly devastating diagnosis and choose to thrive with it? Joining Leanne and Charlotte this week are two Black Women Rising ICONS- Jennifer Cronje and Em Deacon who were diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in their 30's and who's stories are taking the cancer world by storm, defying the odds of their diagnosis's they are choosing to use them to create a better sense of self, enjoy life more and help others too- on this weeks episode they delve deep into the reality of their illness's and discuss how they have managed to positively turn things around.  PS: As this was a celebration of life- all the ladies decided to have a glass of wine (or two) (or three) whilst chatting- feel free to join us!  After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Jenn Cronje @Jenncronje Em Deacon @emlivingherbestlife *Next episode release date: Friday 26th June 12am.
01:33:12
June 18, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 6- Life after being diagnosed with cancer under 25
Joining Leanne and Charlotte on the podcast this week are two incredibly inspirational, 24 year old cancer survivors Alexe Deane and Angel Bascom. Have a listen whilst they explore their own initial reactions to their shock diagnosis's, their friends and families reactions and what other personal circumstances they had to deal with whilst navigating cancer and chemo at such a young age!  After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Charlotte Crowl @Charlottecrowl Angel Bascom @angeyyb Alexe Deane @alexeee_j *Next episode release date: Friday 19th June 12am.
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June 11, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 5- Why Black Women Rising Exists *SPECIAL EDITION*
We have all seen the horrific news of George Floyd and whilst our hearts are heavy with hurt, anger, frustration and rage they are also full of hope for positive change.  We have interrupted our normal podcast schedule to release this special episode where Leanne and Charlotte along with the help with some of the Black Women Rising members share their lived experiences of systematic racism they have had to endure whilst growing up in the UK in thier everyday lives but also in healthcare which led to the creation of the Black Women Rising cancer project.  This weeks podcast is for..... 1- Anyone who has ever questioned why Black Women Rising exists,  2- Anyone that has genuinely reached out for more education/ open conversation/ more resources of our lived experiences, 3- Anyone who has accused us of playing the race card, of having a chip on our shoulders and claim racism doesn’t exist.  After Podcast Info:  Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk  Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial  Charlotte Crowl @Charlottecrowl  *Next episode release date: Friday 12th June 12am.
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June 5, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 4- Black Men Rising
This week is a special episode focusing on Black Males in the cancer community and why fears and stigmas around cancer are stopping them from speaking out about their ordeals even though diagnosis rates amongst them are rising.  Excitedly joining Leanne and Charlotte on this weeks episode are two Black Males- Charlie and Tawanda who have inspirational stories to tell about their own battle with cancer and why there is a need to raise more cancer awareness amongst black males in our vulnerable communities.  After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Charlotte Crowl @Charlottecrowl Tawanda Chamunorwa @tawandaforver Charlie Degale @CharlieDegale *Next episode release date: Friday 5th June 12am.
01:03:05
May 29, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 3- Cancer’s Cultural Myths and Taboos
With cancer mortality rates within the BAME community rising, Leanne and her guests have an open conversation around some of the unhelpful taboos and myths that are plaguing our communities and are ultimately stopping our people from getting checked if they feel something is not right, accepting vital life saving treatment once diagnosed and not reaching out when they suffer with severe mental health after cancer. Joining Leanne and Charlotte this week is the inspirational, 31 year old- Stage 4 Lung Cancer patient Saima Thompson, twice surviving breast cancer warrior Helena Boyce and the unstoppable cancer awareness campaigner Della Oguleye who had her first diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010 and is now currently seeking treatment for ovarian cancer. After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Charlotte Crowl @Charlottecrowl Saima Thompson @saimathompson @bamecancersupport Helena Boyce @noodleshelena Dello Ogunleye @Dello Ogunleye Link to Siama’s Go fund me page and BAME Cancer support is in her bio above For links to the referenced NHS Article, Race Equality Foundation report and McMillan Cancer Statistics 2015- feel free to drop us a message *Next episode release date: Friday 29th May 12am.
01:05:41
May 21, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 2- The Pros and Cons of Surviving Cancer
In the 2nd episode of Black Women Rising-  The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast, Leanne is joined by 49 year old breast cancer survivors Melanie and Sharon who help her divulge in to the pros and cons of cancer survivorship and why getting the "ALL CLEAR" from cancer doesn't always bring the peace, relief and joy you would expect. Also joining the ladies on this episode is 30 year old cancer survivor- Charlotte Crowl.  After Podcast Info: Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial Charlotte Crowl @Charlottecrowl Sharon Marshall- Green @mkzp Melanie Bastien @mellymelba1 Book reference: The Cancer Survivor's Companion by Dr Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins  *Next episode release date: Friday 22nd May 12am.
01:19:06
May 14, 2020
Black Women Rising- The Untold Cancer Stories: EP 1- Introduction & having cancer under 35!
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Black Women Rising-  The Untold Cancer Stories Podcast!!  Join award winning breast cancer survivor and community activist Leanne Pero and her two inspirational cancer- surviving guests- 30 year old Charlotte Crowl and 29 year old Shevelle Copeland-Kelly who open up about the trials and tribulations of having cancer under 35 and the FRANK, FUNNY and FEARLESS personal transformations they have had to endure to overcome their daily ongoing fight with the physical and mental effects left behind after their diseases.  After Podcast Info:  Black Women Rising @blackwomenrisinguk Leanne Pero @leanneperoofficial  Charlotte Crowl @Charlottecrowl Shevelle Copeland- Kelly @msckellz *Next episode release date: Friday 15th May 12am. 
01:16:01
May 5, 2020