From Shadows to Life: Cancer Survivorship

From Shadows to Life: Cancer Survivorship

Constant Wonder - Season 1, Episode 25 , Segment 1

S1 E25: Cancer Survivorship

Episode: S1 E25: Cancer Survivorship

  • Feb 2, 2022 11:00 am
  • 27:52 mins

On December 23, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer by signing the National Cancer Act. Research ignited, and the world’s most feared disease was suddenly much more survivable. Yet millions with a cancer history face the "demons of survivorship": PTSD, relationship breakdowns, financial losses, workplace discrimination. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has one goal: not to cure the disease, but to destroy the myths that surround it. Guest: Judith Pearson, founder of A 2nd Act and author of "From Shadows to Life: A Biography of the Cancer Survivorship Movement"