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Leukaemia Chatters podcast from Leukaemia Care
30 Episodes
In this episode, we talk to Tom Hunt and Sophie Wheldon about their experiences dealing with a leukaemia diagnosis as young adults. We talk about how they came to be diagnosed, how their experiences have influenced their studies of Medicine and Haematology and much more.
In this episode of Leukaemia Chatters, we talk to patient Claire Evans about her experience since diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in 2015 and discuss her treatments, transplants and a trial on the much talked about CAR-T therapy.
Our podcast Leukaemia Chatters is back with the December episode! We spoke to Nicky Turkoz, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in December 2014, about her diagnosis during the festive period, being an inpatient over Christmas for the first time, and her experiences of treatment, transplants and the unexpected side effects and relationships that have come with both.
This month on Leukaemia Chatters, we spoke to Zoe Sarginson, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 2019. Listen to Zoe talk about her diagnosis, treatment and the wider effects of leukaemia on her life.
Tune in as we discuss issues related to blood cancer amongst the Black community – including Black patients struggling to find stem cell donor matches – and the work that ACLT is doing to overcome these issues. We also chatted to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patient Vaughn Scott, who successfully had a stem cell transplant two years ago.
Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our latest podcast, we spoke to Alex Simpson about her diagnosis and life with leukaemia as part of our #SpotLeukaemia campaign. Alex had just moved to Hong Kong when her symptoms appeared, but she put them down to working long hours and her hectic new life abroad. After a search on Google brought up leukaemia, Alex booked an appointment with her GP, a decision that saved her life. This podcast also features insight and perspective from her mum Lisa Dicken and how she felt during this time of diagnosis and managing with the distance.
Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In this episode, we spoke to patients about their experiences of shielding as the guidance comes to an end in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland from 1st August.
Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In this episode, we talked to Rosie Palmer and James Saunders, two parents whose sons, Rufus Palmer and Frankie Saunders, were diagnosed with leukaemia. Rosie and Jamie joined us to discuss their experiences, as well as to share advice for other parents in the same position as themselves.
Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our April 2020 podcast, we're broadcasting from the comfort of our homes as we chat to two patients, Sam and Thea, about self-isolation and how it isn't a new experience for many affected by blood cancer.
Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our March 2020 podcast, we're chatting about social media and how it can be a source of support for patients.
Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our first podcast of 2020, we're talking about relationships, and whether your relationship status can have an effect on your leukaemia journey.
Our final podcast of the year is now available! If you missed yesterday's Facebook Live, listen below as we round-up our 50th year. We're discussing what we've been up to and how we've been working harder than ever to support patients and their loved ones.
Leukaemia has been used as a plot device in many TV shows and in films - but are they accurate? What do patients think of these depictions? Charlotte is joined by Zack from Leukaemia Care as well as Sam Slaney, who is in remission following a diagnosis with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) to discuss some of these representations of leukaemia. Media discussed: My sisters keeper, The Bucket List, Peep Show, The Children's Act, War in the Blood, Casualty For more from Leukaemia Care, go too Please rate the podcast and subscribe
In the latest episode, Nicole and Zack chat about the outcome of the Spot Leukaemia campaign - how many people have we reached and why do we do awareness campaigns like this? Our next podcast will be out in October and we'll be focussing on representations of leukaemia in the media
Kris from the team at Leukaemia Care chats to former England and Crystal Palace star Geoff Thomas about his journey with chronic myeloid leukaemia For more on CML, go to
The team at Leukaemia Care were delighted to talk to Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies about the #SpotLeukaemia campaign and her time working as a haematologist. For more on the #SpotLeukaemia campaign, go to
Ahead of BCAM, Zack holds a Spot Leukaemia quiz which sees Charlotte, Nicole and Kate get pitted against one another - it all gets very competitive!
We were delighted to talk to WWE's Roman Reigns about his CML diagnosis. Nicole and Kris talk to Roman about the lack of awareness of leukaemia, whether it was a storyline and just a work and the treatment he is undergoing.
Following the BBC documentary "War in the blood", the Leukaemia Chatters team discuss CAR-T and whether the hype needs to be tempered - for now.
In a special podcast to mark Mens Health Week, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley has spoken to Kris Griffin and Nigel Deekes about topics such as why men don't go to the doctors and how we can educate men about leukaemia. For more information, head to the Leukaemia Care website at
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