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Cervivor Podcast

Cervivor Podcast

By Cervivor
Cervivor is a global cervical cancer community, an advocacy resource, and an online retreat for healing, connecting and thriving. This podcast is a platform to lend support. To share our stories. To spread awareness and to create the change that we want to see. Ending cervical cancer is within our reach, so we are continuing to shine a very bright light on this cause. For more award-winning Cervivor content visit Cervivor.org. Join the conversation by using #CervivorPodcast. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
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"Lead with Your Story" - Shifting the Narrative on HPV and Cervical Cancer with Erica Frazier Stum

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What is Survivor Mode? Living with Cervical Cancer and Redefining Survivorship
What is survivor mode? While we know the physical toll it takes on the body between treatments and surgeries, how do we survive mentally and emotionally to get to the other side? Listen to Jenn Myers in her own words. Jenn is a recurrent, metastatic cervical cancer patient currently receiving a newly FDA-approved drug specific to metastatic cervical cancer after spending 30 months in a Phase 1 clinical trial. Having to leave her career to concentrate on her treatments, Jenn is now dedicated to helping others with cancer diagnoses and was even featured in MD Anderson's Annual Report for her work with online support groups. Jenn is an active member of the Cervivor community, providing support to others and she shares her story to educate people about cervical cancer prevention. Read Jenn’s story at Cervivor.org/stories/jenn/. Join in the conversation by using #CervivorPodcast. Let us know what you think! For more Cervivor-related content, check out: Cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms. If you would like to be interviewed as a potential guest for an upcoming episode or would like to request a speaker or topic for a future podcast episode, email us at info@cervivor.org. 
32:59
June 26, 2022
What is Survivor Mode? A Glimpse into the Life of an HPV Tonsil Cancer Survivor
What is Survivor Mode? While we know the physical toll it takes on the body between treatments and surgeries, how do we survive mentally and emotionally to get to the other side? Listen to Jason Mendelsohn's story in his own words.  Jason is the Founder of SupermanHPV.com and an HPV tonsil cancer survivor (otherwise known as oropharyngeal cancer). He is passionate about raising awareness of HPV oropharyngeal cancer, promoting oral cancer screenings, and educating parents about the HPV vaccine as an important means to preventing HPV cancers. Jason has shared his cancer story in over 100 countries and he currently serves on the Executive Board of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.   Join in the conversation by using #CervivorPodcast. Let us know what you think! For more Cervivor-related content, check out: Cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms. If you would like to be interviewed as a potential guest for an upcoming episode or would like to request a speaker or topic for a future podcast episode, email us at info@cervivor.org.
34:23
June 05, 2022
“We’re Back!: What You Can Expect This Season” and meet Cervivor, Joslyn Chaiprasert-Paguio
We’re back! Season 2 of the Cervivor Podcast is moving past the archives. This episode features Cervivor Joslyn Chaiprasert-Paguio. Joslyn was initially diagnosed at the young age of 18 and her journey didn’t stop there, facing two more diagnoses with cervical cancer. Listen to Joslyn’s story and you’ll hear what else you can expect on Season 2 of the Cervivor Podcast Beyond the podcast, read Joslyn’s Cervivor story and watch her CervivorTV episode. For more Cervivor-related content, check out our website at Cervivor.org, our award-winning YouTube channel, CervivorTV, sign up for our newsletter, and be sure to follow Cervivor on all social media platforms. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes or to request content or speakers for future episodes, fill out this form or contact us at info@cervivor.org.
22:42
May 13, 2022
CCAM Mindful Minute: The Cozy Castle
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cervivor Community is reminding you, that it’s time to put yourself first! It’s time to make those screening and vaccination appointments, to put your mental and emotional health first, and to maintain and cultivate relationships with friends, family, and ourselves. It’s time to take care of you in 2022! Join us for a Mindful Minute: In guided imagery, you intentionally think of a peaceful place or scenario. The goal is to promote a calm state through relaxation and mindfulness. The idea is that your body reacts to your own thoughts. For example, when you think about a stressful situation, your body and mind become tense. Your heart rate and blood pressure might increase, and you may feel jittery and unfocused. But if you focus your attention on pleasant scenarios, your mind and body tend to relax. You may feel less tightness and tension in your muscles, while your mind might feel calmer and more at ease. By calming your mind and body, you may be better able to cope with mental, emotional, and physical stress - you build up resilience. Take a moment to sink into this #MindfulMinute read by Psychotherapist and cervical cancer survivor, Jessica M.  For more Cervical Cancer Awareness Month information, visit our website: https://cervivor.org/what-we-do/ccam/. 
10:05
January 21, 2022
“Toxicity in Relationships: Coping with Cancer” with Guest, Dr. Ramani Durvasula
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes. Life is difficult as it is! How do you cope with a cancer diagnosis too? On this episode, listen to our host, Tamika Felder and Dr. Durvasula discusses the complexities of cancer, coping, and relationships. Beyond the podcast, watch Dr. Durvasula's video on our award-winning YouTube channel. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: cervivor.org. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
11:35
October 23, 2021
"Cancer in Another Country: A Tell-All from South Africa" with Guest, Lynn Tromp
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes. What if you were told there was nothing else that can be done to treat your cervical cancer? Would you be able to make peace with it? Lynn Tromp never lost faith. On this episode, you’ll hear our host, Tamika Felder and Lynn talk about her personal cancer story, her clinical trial experience, and navigating healthcare in South Africa. On this episode, you’ll hear our host, Tamika Felder and Lynn talk about her cancer story and what she has found to help her in overcoming her diagnosis. Beyond the podcast read more about Lynn on our website: https://cervivor.org/stories/lynn/. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: cervivor.org. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
13:46
September 09, 2021
“Wrecking into Cancer: How the Gym Became Her Refuge” with Guest, Sierra Thetford
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes. Cancer is a life disrupter! It comes in and uproots your life when you least expect it to. Imagine getting into a car accident and coming out with a cancer diagnosis. This is what happened to Sierra Thetford. On this episode, you’ll hear our host, Tamika Felder and Sierra talk about her unusual story and what she has found to help her in overcoming her diagnosis. Beyond the podcast read more about Sierra on our website: https://cervivor.org/stories/sierra/ and watch her video on our award-winning YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/ZZ-5mAczjpQ. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: cervivor.org. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
08:37
August 12, 2021
“Acceptance of Death: How She is Making Her Story Matter” with Guest, Lisa Moore
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired episodes. The next archived episode is with guest Lisa Moore. Lisa was diagnosed with stage IBI cervical cancer at the young age of 25. Knowing that she was dying from cervical cancer, Lisa attended Cervivor School anyways. She was dedicated to sharing her story until the very end. Lisa made it a point to talk about death even though it can be uncomfortable. Listen to Lisa in her own words from 2017. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
12:22
July 15, 2021
"The Will to Live: How Faith Got Her Through a Cancer Diagnosis” with Guest, Teolita Rickenbacker
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired podcasts. The next archived episode is with guest Teolita Rickenbacker. She was diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer at the age of 34. Teolita became a Cervivor Ambassador and learned how to share her story through attending Cervivor School. Listen to Teolita in her own words from 2017. This episode is filled with faith and will leave you feeling inspired by Teolita’s words. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms: @IamCervivor. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
09:30
June 17, 2021
“Education 101: What is Lymphedema?!” with Guest, Heather Banks
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired podcasts. The next archived episode is with guest Heather Banks. She was diagnosed with stage III cervical cancer at the age of 32. She had a 3 year old daughter and a 3 month old son. That did not stop Heather from advocating with Cervivor as she became our Lead Cervivor Educator - bringing educational opportunities to our community through Cervivor School. Listen to Heather tell her story from back in 2017. This episode is filled with facts about lymphedema and Heather’s passion for education in cancer advocacy. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms: @IamCervivor. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
08:34
May 13, 2021
"Lead with Your Story" - Shifting the Narrative on HPV and Cervical Cancer with Erica Frazier Stum
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired podcasts. The next archived episode is with guest Erica Frazier Stum. She was initially diagnosed with stage IB2 cervical cancer and then faced a metastatic recurrence later on. That did not stop Erica from advocating with Cervivor and she became our Lead Cervivor Ambassador. Hear Erica discuss her survivorship back in 2017. This episode is filled with laughter, leadership, and spunk. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: https://cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms: @IamCervivor. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
08:41
April 08, 2021
"Dry Panties, Depends, and Urine. What Does This Have to Do with Cervical Cancer?!" - Overcoming Obstacles Amid a Cancer Diagnosis with Holly Lawson
Cervivor recorded a series of podcasts featuring cervical cancer survivors who attended our 2017 Cervivor School. They have been sitting in archive, but we are ready to release these never-been-aired podcasts. The first podcast in the series will be guest Holly Lawson. She was diagnosed with stage II cervical cancer and was motivated to become a patient advocate. Hear Holly in her own words back in 2017. This episode is filled with motivation and humor. For more Cervivor-related content, check out: https://www.cervivor.org. Follow Cervivor on all social media platforms: @IamCervivor. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
08:53
March 13, 2021
Season 1 Trailer
This podcast is a platform to lend support. To share our stories. To spread awareness and to create the change that we want to see. Ending cervical cancer is within our reach, so we are continuing to shine a very bright light on this cause. These episodes are packed with education, personal experiences, humor, and much, much more. If you would like to be interviewed for upcoming Cervivor Podcast episodes contact us at info@cervivor.org.
02:38
March 13, 2021