9 Best Podcasts on Standing Up to Cancer

Millions of people are affected by cancer each year. In fact, according to the organization Stand Up to Cancer, over 4,000 people in the United States will receive a cancer diagnosis today.

Like many medical conditions, a cancer diagnosis doesn’t only affect the person that’s been diagnosed.

It also affects their families. Their children. Their friends.

There are, literally, thousands of organizations around the world fighting the good fight, working hard to find a way to stop cancer in its tracks - for good. And even more supporters - family, friends, loved ones, and survivors alike - supporting these organizations in their tireless effort to raise awareness and find a cure.

This week, I have compiled a list of the best podcasts (in random order) that offer support and encouragement to both cancer patients and their loved ones. So if you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, be sure to subscribe to these shows to find inspiration and hope or learn about the latest cancer research.

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Organizations Inspiring Through Breakthroughs

The first five shows on the list are created by organizations and experts in oncology. They share the latest research, as well as their professional knowledge about cancer prevention, treatment, and pain management.

#1: Frankly Speaking About Cancer

The Frankly Speaking About Cancer podcast shares helpful information and inspiring stories with medical experts, authors as well as cancer survivors and caregivers. Other topics include dealing with anxiety, caring for yourself after diagnosis, planning your finances, and finding the best treatment according to your diagnosis.

Available on: Apple Podcast, Stitcher

#2: ASCO Daily News

The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s podcast, ASCO Daily News, features different oncologists that dive into the most recent developments in cancer research and patient therapies according to their 

Available on: Apple Podcast, Stitcher

#3: Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net provides doctor-approved information and award-winning content about research, treatment, pain management, as well as stories of surviving cancer patients. Cancer.Net is the education site provided by The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) to educate their patients about cancer.

Available on: Apple Podcast, Google Play

#4: Breastcancer.Org Podcasts

The BreastCancer.org podcast provides remarkable insights on breast cancer research, treatment, and prevention to breast cancer patients and their caregivers so they can make the best knowledgeable decisions for their lives. It also provides relevant information to cancer patients despite their cancer type.

Available on: Apple Podcast

#5: BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast

This show features the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) experts that present up-to-date and revolutionary discoveries about breast cancer. It is also the official podcast of BCRF, the only organization committed to exclusive research work on breast cancer.

Available on: Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher

Survivors Inspiring Through Real-Life Victories

These next four podcasts are shows created by cancer patients and survivors themselves. These are stories of hope and inspiration.

#6: Jesse vs. Cancer

The Jesse vs. Cancer podcast is about the chronicles of Jesse Case’s life, a distinguished standup comedian, as a colon cancer patient. It has been noted for Jesse’s honesty as well as the humor he incorporates in the show in the midst of his cancer journey.

Available on: Apple Podcast, Libsyn

#7: WE Have Cancer

We Have Cancer is a podcast created by Lee and Linda, a couple who went through and came through Lee’s cancer diagnosis together. Early in their relationship, Lee was diagnosed with colon cancer. The couple stayed together through Lee’s cancer journey.  The podcast, We Have Cancer, gives hope and information as Lee interviews colon cancer survivors and medical experts alike. They are now enjoying life with their grandchildren.

Available on: Apple Podcast

#8: Chris Beat Cancer

This show features ways to live life with joy and purpose, as well as to learn how to fight, heal, and prevent cancer with good nutrition and natural therapies. The Chris Beat Cancer podcast is hosted by Chris Wark, a colon cancer survivor himself and a best-selling author, cancer coach and speaker.

Available on: Apple Podcast, Stitcher

#9: CURE Talks Cancer

About: The CURE Talks Cancer podcast features cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and medical experts who talk about the different cancer types as well as the psychological effects that a cancer diagnosis has on a patient or a loved one. It is the official podcast of CURE (Cancer Updates Research and Education) Today Magazine.

Available on: Apple Podcast, Player FM

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That’s the number of resources out there about cancer treatment, research, pain management, and living life after diagnosis. The support that the cancer community provides can be overwhelming, but overwhelming is definitely much better than nothing.

To all the cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates out there, here’s a salute from us! 

Fight a good fight. Finish victoriously. 

There is hope. There is joy. There is life in the midst of cancer.