In this episode of Cancer Health at Home (press play button in main image above to watch video), host Bob Barnett has a conversation with Megan-Claire Chase, Robin McGee and Jeff Neurman about how they are coping during the coronavirus pandemic while living with cancer.
Read the panelists’ bios below, and click on the links to read their blogs.
Megan-Claire (Megsie) Chase is a breast cancer survivor in Atlanta, GA. She started her blog to highlight the struggles of being a young adult cancer survivor and an advocate for better treatments. She’s been a guest blogger for multiple cancer support sites including Lacuna Loft, IHadCancer.com and WILDFIRE Magazine. One of her biggest achievements in 2019 was co-presenting an abstract on AYA perspectives on fertility preservation conversations with healthcare providers at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference in Atlanta. The abstract was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Her cat Nathan Edgar is her pride and joy.
Click here to read Megan-Claire’s blog.
Robin McGee (The Cancer Olympics, www.thecancerolympics.com), is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, mother, wife, educator and friend. Living in Nova Scotia, she has worked in health and education settings for over 30 years. She has been very active in advocacy, mentorship, and fundraising on behalf of cancer patients. In particular, she has been involved in provincial, national, and international initiatives aimed at improving standards of cancer care. She has been awarded the Canadian Cancer Society’s highest honour, the National Medal of Courage. Robin was also decorated by the Governor General of Canada with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers . Her book The Cancer Olympics has won seven literary awards, and was listed among the best 55 self-published books of 2015. Proceeds of sales go to cancer support programs. The Cancer Olympics is available from Amazon and Indigo. She is currently in treatment for a recurrence of her colorectal cancer.
Click here to read Robin’s blog.
Jeff Neurman was, for the first 40 years of his life, a normal person leading a good, but still normal, life. That all changed when he was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Throughout the trials and travails of this experience, Jeff has fortunately been able to rely on two vital assets: First and foremost, his beautiful wife, two wonderful sons and his trusty Golden Retriever, Casey. Second, and almost as important, Jeff has been able to count on one thing that cancer has not been able to steal from him—his sense of humor—to find a means of dealing with the insanity that such a diagnosis entails. When not joking with his oncology nurses, Jeff sits at his computer, typing away his observations about the ludicrousness of so much of what happens to one with cancer. These musings have been published on various sites, including The Mighty, iHadCancer.com and Elephants & Tea. In addition, Jeff maintains his own blog at itsinmyblood.blog. Jeff also co-hosts a podcast with a close friend and fellow cancer-ite, entitled Guys With Cancer—The Podcast You Never Knew You Needed. If any time is left, Jeff may be found either practicing law or just taking a nap.
Click here to read Jeff’s blog.