WellSeekers with Lucia
Doctors Get Cancer Too
Welcome back to WellSeekers as we start a brand new five part series talking about focusing on cancer. In this series, we’ll share inspiring and powerful conversations full of encouragement, hope, wisdom, touching personal stories, and most importantly real world solutions; all from a holistic perspective. We’ll talk with professionals and friends of the show on what it’s like to hear those words “you have cancer”, real life and practical wisdom and solutions for supporting those diagnosed and living with cancer, support for caregivers, and their heroic kind and self-less acts. So join us on this extraordinary series as we want to help you grow and thrive in the face of a cancer diagnosis if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, are living with cancer, know someone dear to you with cancer, or want to prevent this fast growing, deadly and sometimes chronic disease.
On today’s show, we welcome our first guest Dr. Anisha Patel. She’s not only a doctor and General Practice partner based in West Sussex in England, but also was diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer in 2018. Dr. Patel aims to raise and promote awareness of all cancers, and educate and support others affected by this disease as she shares her unique experience as a doctor and a patient with cancer. We’ll talk about navigating the medical system and various and cutting edge treatments, and the importance of caring for yourself and your loved ones with nutritional care, emotional care, physical care, and holistic care.
Medical News Today recently published an article citing in 2010 that 18.7 million people was diagnosed with cancer, and 8.29 million of those people passed away due to cancer. And more recently in 2019, 23.6 million people received a new cancer diagnosis, with 10 million cancer deaths. These numbers have increased significantly with cancer becoming more and more prevalent. So join Lucia and Dr. Patel on this important and powerful show as we want to help you grow and thrive in the face of a cancer diagnosis.
Be sure to follow Dr. Anisha Patel on IG https://www.instagram.com/doctorsgetcancertoo/
WellSeekers with Lucia is a podcast exploring how to find your own story of well from the mind down focusing on holistic mental and emotional health, relationships, and wellness topics.
Lucia Nazzaro, MA, MSW, LCSW, is an Emmy nominated multi-media storyteller, professor and expert. She works to create ways to help individuals & society find their story of well with a special focus on how we can rise and comeback from life transitions (both considered positive and negative), relationship issues, and issues that surround the human condition and ways to thrive in the face of adversity and challenge.