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Cancer Preparedness Podcasts

the 3 Ps of Cancer Podcasts

Being ready for a crisis helps improve the chances of successfully overcoming it. The following podcasts provide information from University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center physicians, staff and patients on what you need to know should you -- or someone you love -- be diagnosed with cancer.

Michigan Medicine radiation oncologist, Shruti Jolly gives the lowdown on radiation therapy. Topics include safety, types of treatments, equipment and the team of people behind a radiation treatment plan.


Clinical social worker, Claire Casselman of the Rogel Cancer Center's Complementary Therapies Program shares what guided imagery is, how it is beneficial to not only cancer patients, but to anyone. You can listen/download to guided imagery meditations by visiting our Guided Imagery podcast page.

Obstetric gynecologist Molly Moravek and Rogel Cancer Center fertility preservation coordinator, Erin Ellman talk about the importance of fertility preservation for those of child bearing age who have cancer.

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center dietitian Danielle Karsies shares nutrition tips for cancer prevention as well as the importance of maintaining a healthy diet during and after cancer treatment.

Read/download the cancer and nutrition prevention transcript.

Michigan Medicine Surgical oncologist, Lesly Dossett shares with us the importance of transition of care between oncology specialist and primary care physician.

Read/download the transition of care transcript.

Cancer rehabilitation is a key part to recovery and survivorship for many cancer patients. Dr. Sean Smith, director of cancer rehabilitation talks about the importance after treatment to not only help with maintaining strength but also as a form of pain management.

Read/download the cancer rehabilitation transcript.

We sat down with Michigan Medicine patient financial counselor Yoshi Casares to talk about services and ways to help those with financial needs in paying for cancer care.

Read/download the financial services transcript.


Ovarian cancer patient Trisha Goodridge talks about not only her cancer journey, but her recent journey on Route 66. With some planning and talking with her ovarian cancer team, she embarked on a three week journey across the United States in a classic car with a group of friends to take a road trip of a lifetime and share important information from the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance with people across the country to know the warning signs of ovarian cancer.

Read/download the Trisha Goodridge transcript.

There's more to cancer treatment than just surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. There's services to help the healing and mental exhaustion that comes with actual course of treatment. Donna Murphy, LMSW, director of the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Patient and Family Support Services, talks about the importance of these psychosocial services for patients, their families and caregivers.

Read/download the patient and family support services transcript.

Cancer survivor Betsy de Parry shares her story of diagnosis, and advice for newly diagnosed cancer patients - including not what to ask at your diagnosis.

Read/download the Betsy de Perry transcript.


Dr. Anne Schott, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Associate Director of Clinical Research helps us understand clinical trials, the different types and how they move from the lab into treatment protocols.

Read/download the clinical trials transcript.

University of Michigan oncologist, Shirish Gadgeel, MBBS, co-director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Program and the associate director for the Cancer Care Network and Affiliated Centers, discusses cancer care and how to choose a cancer center.

Read/download the community cancer care transcript.

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