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You, Me and the Big C: Putting the can in cancer

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The coolest club you never want to be a part of…
A candid look at cancer, with Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.
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Steve and Lauren check in with Deborah from her hospital chemo chair. They all talk about life now the Covid restrictions have been lifted and what that means for cancer patients. Then end this series by reading out a few of your amazing stories of hope. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
About Getting Men Talking

About Getting Men Talking

2021-07-1501:05:44

Steve Bland is flying solo this week as he asks why men sometimes find it hard to talk and to share their stories. He’s joined by Danny de Brabander, who has stage four bowel cancer, and Joe Bellman, whose mum died from cancer in late 2019, to talk about the challenges and benefits of taking your story public and leaning on mates for support when the going gets tough. Steve also asks grief expert and counsellor Jenni Thomas OBE if and why men find it harder to open up – and whether actually they might just take a different approach to grief and the trauma of cancer and serious illness. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
About Hitting Rock Bottom

About Hitting Rock Bottom

2021-07-0801:07:21

Deborah James is joined by fellow stage four’ers Emma Campbell and Darren Roberts to talk about hitting rock bottom, what happens physically, mentally and how they get through the day. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
Deborah speaks with Lauren and Steve about the latest changes with her cancer, the complications, resulting adjustments to her treatment and what the next steps are. For the second week running, we also hear from a team mum! Debs' mum Heather puts on the headphones to share how things have been going from a parent's perspective. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
For the first time Lauren sits down with her mum, Tina, who is 31 years on from her own cancer diagnosis, to discuss the fear of cancer recurrence. Lauren is also joined by Dr Joy Mueller, a counselling psychologist and relationship therapist, who listened to their conversation and explores some of the psychological impacts a fear of recurrence can cause. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
Deborah James, Lauren Mahon and Steve Bland are back together again to talk cancer headlines, geek of the week and share your 'laugh or you'd cry' stories. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
Lauren is joined by relationship and sex psychotherapist Miranda Christophers to answer your questions on how to regain confidence and intimacy following cancer treatment. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
The team get together for an update on Debs' latest developments, discover what organoids are, reflect on reactions to the last two #YouMeBigC episodes. They discuss the cancer storyline in Motherland, Covid vaccines and read some of your 'laugh or you’d cry' cancer stories. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
About Love, Grief and Cancer

About Love, Grief and Cancer

2021-05-2701:00:002

Julia Samuel, a psychotherapist who has spent over 30 years working with bereaved families and TV chef Tim Bilton who has a rare stage 4 melanoma join Steve Bland. They talk about the difficulties of finding love again and dealing with loved ones when the future looks uncertain. Steve also sits down for a frank and honest chat with Amy, who he has been in a relationship with for the past year and a half. She talks about some of the challenges of dating a widower. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
About Cancer and Covid

About Cancer and Covid

2021-05-2051:51

Deborah James hosts a special podcast talking about the challenges of dealing with cancer treatment and diagnosis during the Covid-19 pandemic. She's joined by Jay McLaughlin and Darren Roberts to discuss the practical and psychological difficulties they've all faced. The group share their personal coping mechanisms and approaches. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
Deborah, Steve and Lauren are back for a new series. Debs shares how her treatment is going, including an explanation of the latest cutting-edge trial treatment she's undergone - 'NanoKnife' - and the gang outline a fresh approach for future episodes. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support. Email youmebigc@bbc.co.uk
It’s been a very testing 12 months for everyone, so Deborah, Lauren and Steve finish 2020 hearing some positive stories, outlooks and reflections on the year from listeners. Dr Phillipa Kay from This Morning, Carly Moosah, Tim Brown, Rhian Horne and Wendy Peake all share what's happened to them in 2020 and how they've got through it. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.
About Surrogacy

About Surrogacy

2020-12-1001:16:33

Lauren and Steve are joined by Kreena Dhiman, Sophie Beresiner and Laura Boyd to discuss their experiences of surrogacy and cancer. Each share a very different story and varied approaches to surrogacy. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.
About Sex and Cancer

About Sex and Cancer

2020-11-2601:42:09

Sex, dating and relationships educator Lala and Sinead Collins from GM Cancer, also previously an oncology advanced practitioner, join Debs Lauren and Steve to share their knowledge and experience about the emotional and sexual impact of cancer. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.
About Skin Cancers

About Skin Cancers

2020-11-1955:081

Medical Advisor for Melanoma UK and Clinical Lead for Skin Cancer at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Wayne Jaffe, joins #YouMeBigC. Kate Cochrane also joins Debs, Lauren and Steve to talk about her experiences of having melanoma. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.
About Pancreatic Cancer

About Pancreatic Cancer

2020-11-1201:11:462

Dr Naureen Starling, a Consultant Medical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and Cariad Lloyd, presenter of the Griefcast podcast, whose father died of pancreatic cancer when she was young, join Debs, Lauren and Steve. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.
Steph Blackwell, finalist from The Great British Bake Off and her dad, Roger, who has prostate and bowel cancer, join Debs, Lauren and Steve. They discuss the challenges of living apart whilst undergoing cancer treatment during the coronavirus lockdowns. Don't forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media - spread the word and share the positive support.
About Lung Cancer

About Lung Cancer

2020-10-2901:12:231

Professor Charlie Swanton, Cancer Research UK's Chief Clinician, who is leading ground-breaking studies into lung cancer and Joanna Heard, who was diagnosed with a rare genetic version of the disease, join Deborah, Lauren and Steve. They discuss stigmas around a cancer so closely linked to smoking, the future of treatments and how important it is to go to your doctor as early as possible if you develop symptoms. Don’t forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media – spread the word and share positive support.
Internationally acclaimed audio storyteller Sophie Townsend joins Deborah, Lauren and Steve to discuss the story and experiences behind her new podcast ‘Goodbye To All This’. It’s a love story about life, loss and grief and coming back out the other side and we include episode one alongside our interview with Sophie. Don’t forget, you can get in touch by using the #YouMeBigC across all forms of social media – spread the word and share the positive support.
Dr David Crosby, Head of Prevention and Early Detection Research at Cancer Research UK, joins Deborah, Lauren and Steve to talk about what the future of cancer may look like. He sets out a roadmap of how we can try and get to a point where nobody gets a late stage cancer diagnosis. Don’t forget, you can get in touch by using the #youmebigc across all forms of social media – spread the word and share the positive support.
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Gail Williams

Another fantastic podcast

Jul 3rd
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Julie Castronovo

Authentic, witty, amaaaazing women!!! A fantastic podcast to listen to, to better understand cancer whether you have it or have a loved one who does, or simply to be educated on the matter which we will probably all encounter once in our life in one way or another. Thank you so much! and what beautiful legacy from Rachael!

Sep 15th
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Nick

bless all of you...don't know how you do it without crying. I'm so upset even now... it's okay to cry guys. We all miss Rachel bad and love her. love you guys...Nick x

Sep 9th
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Christine Cullen

Listening from South Carolina, US... thank you for educating us on real issues cancer patients live with. Bless you all!

Sep 6th
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Sarah Nicola

What an amazing and inspirational podcast, so refreshing when all those close to me who have been ill with this wicked disease haven't made it. Please can we have more of your funny, energetic and inspiring tales centred around this damn illness. Well done 5live for thinking of this podcast.

Mar 14th
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Louisa James

Am amazing podcast. Funny, heartbreaking but most of packed full of punch via the three awesome presenters.

Mar 12th
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