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Join Rosaria Kozar, the mother of a warrior, as she interviews oncologists, pediatricians, survivors, parents, and other applicable organizations in the pediatric cancer world. If you need support as a caregiver or are just curious about childhood cancer, this is the show for you. Living With Scanxiety: Cancer Podcast discusses more than scans; it covers life during treatment and post-treatment. Subscribe, and I hope you will get some much-needed support from the show. Rosaria's mission is t ...
 
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Season 4 Episode 1: Join me as I talk with the mother of Vincent The Conquer. He is currently battling pediatric brain cancer. We discuss all things cancer and Vincent's journey as a cancer warrior. Everything from neurosurgery to research and even social media is touched upon through her perspective. Learn how to better help your child through her…
 
Season 3 Episode 12: Join me as you get an inside look at the non-profit Strong Little Souls. From customized care packages to wishes, they are worldwide accessible. But they offer so much more. Please tune in to find out what they can do for your child with cancer, also how this pediatric oncology support started. For Show Notes: www.livingwithsca…
 
Season 3 Episode 11 Join me for a therapeutic look at what trauma can do to a relationship and how to hold it together with Valerie Hamaker; LPC, NCC, CPT, SATP. She is also the host of Voices About Living, which she will summarize during this show. So tune in and hear about siblings, marriage, and more during the face of childhood cancer. For Show…
 
Season 3 Episode 10: Join me with Joel, angel Mia Ojeda’s father. He was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Joel discusses a father's role and expectations from his experience in the childhood cancer world. Pediatric oncology was new to him while medicine was not; he works in ophthalmology surgery. His vulnerability and…
 
Season 3 Episode 9: Join me as I interview Josh Aryeh, the CEO and founder of Smiles Through Cars. Learn about his mission, legacy, and devotion to making children smile. Whether it's dressing up, coordinating events, or more, he’s there for kids with cancer to smile. Childhood cancer has made a huge impact on his calling in life, and tune in to se…
 
Season 3 and Episode 8 Sit down with your host Rosaria Kozar, the mother of a warrior that battled Rhabdomyosarcoma. She answers numerous questions about her podcast, Living With Scanxiety, the Cancer Podcast that focuses on giving support, providing information, and promoting hope. The aim is at caregivers of a child who has cancer. But this episo…
 
Season 3 Episode 7 Join me with CEO Ali Hornung of Glimmer of Hope Foundation. We discuss the inspiration, the value of children having a connection to normalcy during childhood cancer, and more. It is an amazing organization with a bright future as it helps more and more children every day! For Show Notes Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org/shownot…
 
Season 3 Episode 6 This is part II with Juanita Prada about late-term effects after surviving Leukemia twice as a young child and later as a teen. She gets personal with her own struggles and how they made her who she is today, an advocate, and more. Join me, tune in to find out how and why. For Show Notes and More Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.or…
 
Season 3 Episode 5 This is part one of a two-part series with Juanita Prada. She is a two-time survivor of ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), a childhood cancer. Join me as we cover her story, her struggles, her triumphs, and her passion for advocating for late-term effects. She overcame a stroke, language barriers, and more! Tune in to find out m…
 
Season 3 Episode 4: Join Tyler Stover, the CEO of Hope vs. Cancer. His love for Crackerjack temporary tattoos as a child led him to love tattoos as an adult. This love led to a unique idea, giving a tattoo to a child with cancer to wear. Seeing the child's response to the Disney tattoo took his selfless heart and pointed it to the pediatric cancer …
 
Season 3 Episode 3. Join me for this one! Cerys Davies is a warrior and survivor of Osteosarcoma. She gives an intimate look into transforming her life as an amputee and what it means to have cancer in high school. She talks about bullying and more. For Show Notes and More Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org/shownotes Support the show (https://www.p…
 
Season 3 Episode 2 Join me as I interview American Childhood Cancer Organization's Public Relations Coordinator, Blair Scroggs. We don't keep it simple in this interview. We look at the organization's inner dynamics, the progress since it started, and where they see themselves in years to come. There is so much more than meets the eye, and you'll b…
 
Season 3 Episode 1: We start this season off with a BANG! Grace Eline is 12 years old. Her ability to tell her own story as a pediatric warrior is done with such vulnerability and poise. Join me as this young lady tells her story of beating cancer and becoming an advocate through her own non-profit, With Grace Initiative. She also represented the C…
 
Season 2 Episode 28: Maintaining side effects through nutrition is key. We all know food choice, appeal, or lack thereof is limited during treatment. Nichole Giller joins me for an episode from the LWS vault on how to manage symptoms due to childhood cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. These symptoms include but are not limited t…
 
Season 2 Episode 27 Join me with advocate Brandi Benson. She not only shares her story of AYA cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma but also of the acceptance of the 'new Brandi.' She went from a very active and positive individual to a depressed one. But listen and find out how she overcame her trauma and became the amazing and inspirational person she is today…
 
Season 2 Episode 26 Part II With Efren Gonzalez, MD, the director, Ocular Oncology Service, and Director, Pediatric Retina Program at Boston Children's Hospital. Do you wonder what happens when your child is taken into surgery? Join me as Dr. Gonzalez discusses the specifics of eye removal surgery. For Show Notes Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org …
 
Season 2 Episode 25 Part I With Efren Gonzalez, MD, the Director, Ocular Oncology Service and Director, Pediatric Retina Program at Boston Children's Hospital. Join me as we discuss the ins and outs of eye cancers. We focus on Retinoblastoma. For Show Notes Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/livingw…
 
Season 2 Episode 24. Join me as I discuss mental health with seasoned Doctoral Fellow Alexandra Neenan. We discuss singular and co-existing, comorbid diagnoses. We cover a lot of ground on mental health concerning childhood cancer including therapy. You are sure to learn a lot, much of which applies to your own struggles. For Show Notes and Links V…
 
Season 2 Episode 23 Join me as I interview author Rosaria Calafati. It is her goal to better the lives of children that are struggling with anything, including cancer. Her books' heroes are bald and highly identifiable with children struggling with cancer. So tune in to hear more. For more information, visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org/shownotes S…
 
Season 2 Episode 22: Ashlie Gauthier, a warrior, speaks on AYA cancer in the childhood cancer community. Also, we focus on friendships of varying degrees. How different friendships are affected by cancer and how new ones are made. Please join me for an intimate portrait of a warrior that is wise beyond her years. For Show Notes Visit: www.livingwit…
 
Season 2 Episode 21 Join me as I sit with Catie, the Family Service Manager from Christopher's Haven. She opens up about her experience as a mother with a child, Kenny, that needed treatment. She discusses the ups and downs and the strain it can put on a family. The most important part of his treatment was radiation. She chose to stay at Christophe…
 
Season 2 Episode 20 At 18 years young, Matthew, a writer, and runner, shares his story of a reoccurrence of brain cancer. While they are separate forms of cancer, both are located in the same region, except this time, it is terminal. Join me as I interview Matthew and hear his story and positive outlook on life, dreams, and hopes. For Show Notes: w…
 
Season 2 #19 Join me as I interview warrior Ava Paige, known for her music and grace. She was well on her way to achieving her dreams when Leukemia stopped her in her tracks. She is an amazing soul that shares a song with us, her story of childhood cancer (AYA), information about her charity, and the importance of taking a stand as a teen. This is …
 
Season 2 Episode 18: Join me at the mic with Jackie McMullen, a momcologist of the cutest little warrior, Ollie. Ollie is currently battling ALL Leukemia. But Jackie’s not here to only discuss his story. She is going to talk about the choice she and her husband made to grow their family. Since the recording of the interview, Jackie had a healthy li…
 
Season 2 Episode 17-The wife of the director of Frozen I and Frozen II, Shelley Buck, dives deep into AYA cancer alongside her best friend, Kathy Curtis. You will hear about anticipatory grief, personal stories, and grief itself. Everyone’s way of grieving is different; as you will hear in this episode, hearing others' stories can sometimes jumpsta…
 
Season 2 Episode 16 Part II Join me at the mic for the second part of this episode with Luby Myrthil. In this episode, she discusses her son's diagnosis, pregnancy, and survivor's guilt. Tune in to find out more. Show Notes: www.livingwithscanxiety.org/shownotesBy Rosaria Kozar and Luby Myrthil
 
Season 2 Episode 15 PART I Join me at the mic with Luby Myrthil, a momcologist, and lawyer, out of Tampa, FL. She discusses why Estate Planning is very important for those in the cancer community or just in general. Those of us with pediatric age children or adult children facing cancer truly need to look into Estate Planning. Living Wills, Proxy's…
 
Season 2 Episode 14 Join me at the mic with Erin Murray who started Comfort Cuddles for children with medical complexities, like cancer. She has donated numerous blankets that are designed specifically for the child receiving their blanket. That's right the child at the hospital, or home chooses the blanket's style! Tune in and find out more. For S…
 
Season 2 Episode 13 Join me as I interview Scott Kramer, who's inspiration sets on his daughter's battle with cancer. Maddie was a girl with such strength and had a genuine love for life. She adapted quickly to every challenge she faced. After losing Maddie, Kramer and his wife decided to honor her by writing two books and founding the non-profit, …
 
Season 2 Episode 012 Join me at the mic with Katie Taylor, a certified Child Life Specialist. She discusses what it takes to become a specialist, their role in their care team, how they work with children, even those with compromised immune systems, and more. For Show Notes Please Visit: www.Living With Scanxiety.org…
 
Season 2 Episode 11 Grace B Charrier, survivor and author of "Impossicant!: Quirky Inspirational Cancer Survivor," is my guest, and we are talking about all things radiation. I felt that an adult survivor would be best suited because little ones with childhood cancer can't explain what they are going through. With Grace's words, you can understand …
 
Season 2 Episode 10 I am so excited that orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alex Christ of both Keck Medical and Children’s Hospital of LA joined Living With Scanxiety for a look into the world of pediatric orthopedics and childhood cancer. We discussed everything limb salvage versus amputation, operating rooms, and a breakdown of the type of resections. It i…
 
Season 2 Episode 9 -Camille, 17, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at the age of 10 and since then she has relapsed 4 times! Now living with what her oncologists call chronic cancer she dives deep within herself to maintain balance in her life. Join me for a vulnerable and honest portrait of a young woman facing what no one should face. See how she c…
 
Season 2 Episode 8: Join me at the mic with CEO of Campaign One At A Time. We chat about the childhood cancer community in regards to this truly organic-based dream-making non-profit. Yes, they grant wishes, but they do so much more. But what is special about this non-profit is not only what inspired Brodi Nicolas to start it but also the relations…
 
Season 2 Episode 007: Part II with Christine Handy. She discusses all aspects of courage as she joins me at the mic for this episode. Again, as seen on NBC, Fox News, Fox News Radio, and more, she is a motivational speaker following her journey as a warrior. Join me in this episode to discuss an important topic she covers, often, within her speeche…
 
Season 2 Episode 006: Join me at the mic with author and cancer survivor Christine Handy. This episode is like nothing we’ve done before on Living With Scanxiety: Cancer Podcast. Christine conveys the emotional aspects of her journey as a warrior and how it affected her and her children. While this gives us a glimpse into the world we so badly wish…
 
Season 2 Episode 005: Join me at the mic with Ellie Waters. She is a medical student and an advocate for AYA, Teen Cancer, and childhood cancer. Her main focus is to inform not only cancer patients but also caregivers and doctors about the mental health aspects surrounding the diagnosis of cancer. She was diagnosed with Stage IV Alveolar Rhabdomyos…
 
Season 2 -004- Kate Blair is Miss America's Outstanding Teen of Maricopa County in Arizona. In this episode, she recounts her feelings after her sister, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with childhood cancer (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage IV). Kate watched as her sister, two years younger, faced cancer and its' side effects. Kate also discusses her current l…
 
Season 2 Episode 003: Join me as I interview the 'guru' of pediatric oncology massage, Kerri Padgett. She well versed in all aspects of the pediatric oncology world. She was thrust into the cancer world when she heard, "Your son Kai has cancer." After he lost his battle, she decided she wanted to help the community and the children. She chose massa…
 
Season 2 Episode 002 - Join me for the interview with Jorge Fernandez. He is a social worker for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s pediatric oncology program located in Boston, MA. He takes some of the guesswork out of his area of helping patients. Working on the emotional, behavioral, and supportive side for caregivers and children with a cancer …
 
Season 2- Episode 001 Heather, a mother of a survivor of childhood cancer, discusses three surprises for her from start to finish of her son, Matt's diagnosis and treatment. She is a mother of two and also offers insight into how she made sure her daughter, Lucy, did not feel left out. Tune in to hear about the ups and downs and suggestions she has…
 
035- For the good days, we all want our child to have a smile reaching from ear to ear. Sometimes as parents, it is difficult to provide that, however, join me for a discussion with Amy Reid and find out how it can be made accessible. Due to Covid-19, so many small businesses had to make changes, and the difference she made has a direct impact on t…
 
-034- Lindsey Pacios, the founder of Team Cure, was interviewed concerning her part in helping children with cancer. She brings smiles to children all over. She communicates directly with parents and provides a bit of happiness in the most difficult of times. Tune in to find out her inspiration, what exactly she does, how she can help your child, a…
 
-033- Join me as I interview Katie, a survivor of childhood cancer. While we discuss the lows of long term survival, we also talk about the highs. She was diagnosed at such a young age most of her story is told to her, but she deals with the side effects daily. She has a witty personality that makes you easily connect with her and want to hear more…
 
-032-This episode focuses on opening the lines of communication between you and your child’s oncology team of doctors even though it might be painful. Sophia Zilber, a writer, joins me to discuss her coping style, personal story, and why opening the lines of communication is so important. For Show Notes Please Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org/sho…
 
-031- Join me for an interview with Casey O Anaru, a mother of a baby who has Rhabdomyosarcoma. Mason, her son, and the family are navigating treatment and COVID. Tune in for an inside look. For Show Notes Visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org/shownotes Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/livingwithscanxiety)…
 
-030- Join me as I interview Sara Manjikian, working as a nurse for COVID-19 patients in the ICU at Brigham Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. We discuss protocols, testing, personal protective equipment, working overtime, and more. For show notes visit: www.livingwithscanxiety.org Please note Sara is in her internship and graduates in May 2021 as a R…
 
-029- Join me as I speak with Lisa Moore, RN, with 40 years of experience. She is currently working as a home nurse for children with pediatric cancer, with referrals coming from the Jimmy Fund and other children's hospitals. While many of these children are vulnerable in general (e.g., neutropenia), she reviews new policies with the COVID-19 crisi…
 
-028- A teen cancer survivor, Sergio Gabaldoni, discusses his story of being one of the first recipients of a procedure that saved his life following relapse. He was so courageous in his battle, which led him to overcome cancer when his oncologists said otherwise. He was told he was going to die, yet with one final treatment option took a leap of f…
 
-027- Summer, inspired by her late brother who battled pediatric cancer, started a company known as Brave Gowns. Join me and find out more about the Brave Gowns mission, how to get one, and hear her story. Her gowns provide not only comfort and privacy/modesty through their construction but also hope. The episode was recorded before the United Stat…
 
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