When Sally Connolly’s late husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma, she started writing down everything. Those notes eventually evolved into a memoir. In this podcast, Sally talks about her husband’s struggle with brain cancer from her perspective — as his caregiver.
The story of a man whose life took a dark turn when he learned he had Stage IV colorectal cancer. Because of the love and support of his family he was able to pull himself out of that dark place. The key was realizing that he couldn’t do it alone. Now he is providing support to other
Why is it that when a patient dies, loved ones may never hear from the doctor or other members of the medical team? Even when the patient is under treatment and has a close bond with the team. It happened to this Maine woman and it made her so angry she decided to share her story.
People often don’t realize how devastating it is to lose all your hair during cancer treatments. Debby Porter understands and that’s why she started a program called Hair Matters. Because it does.
Ten years ago, Sally Loughridge, who is a well-known Maine artist, had 33 days of radiation therapy for breast cancer. To get through it, she did what she knows best. After each treatment, she painted.
Since I found out I had DCIS five years ago, I have talked with many women who also have DCIS. It’s considered stage 0 breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean there are zero risks. This is my story.
Have you ever heard of the Code Girls? They were part of a top-secret mission that helped end World War II. You’re about to meet one: Leona Chasse, now 95 and living in Cornish, Maine. Listen to our conversation. You’ll be glad you did.
The environment you live and work in can either enhance your health or put you at risk of certain diseases, such as cancer. Learn the facts about two cancers that have been linked to environmental factors in Maine.
A Bill in the Maine legislature would update insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings. The updates are in line with new guidelines from the American Cancer Society. Get details about both on Catching Health.
Thanks to some incredible research and new treatments, more people with cancer are being cured or living much longer. A new program at the Dempsey Center has been designed to answer a question that many of these people are now asking — what now?