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Cancer Convos: Survivorship. Advocacy. Policy

Living with Stage IV Cancer During a Pandemic

  • 39:53
  • July 1st 2020

In this episode, NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso talks to cancer survivorship advocates Janet Freeman-Daily, Sheila McGlown, and Kelly Shanahan about living with stage IV cancer and continuing their advocacy during a pandemic. Janet Freeman-Daily is a non-small cell lung cancer survivor, a former aerospace engineer and technical translator who writes and lectures about the cancer experience, and collaborates with with scientists and researchers. She is a moderator of the #LCSM lung cancer community on Twitter and you can follow her @JFreemanDaily. Sheila McGlown is a mother, wife, 25-year veteran of the United States Air Force, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patient and advocate. Read her story here: Kelly Shanahan, MD is a metastatic patient advocate, a board member of the metastatic breast cancer awareness organization METAvivor, and a former OB/GYN. She is an avid tweeter, you can follow her @stage4kelly. Find COVID-19 and Cancer resources:

Cancer Convos: Survivorship. Advocacy. Policy

In Cancer Convos, leaders of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship talk with health care experts, providers, cancer survivors, caregivers, and advocates about cancer survivorship, advocacy, and policy efforts to improve cancer care. Shelley Fuld Nasso, NPP, is the CEO of this advocacy group with a strong mission. Formerly leading public policy with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Shelley found her calling to advocacy as a dear friend lost his battle to cancer at only 43 years old. Now, she is bringing survivors and healthcare providers together with a new podcast. Lindsey Houff MPP is the Senior Policy Manager for NCCS. A dedicated advocate and graduate of Virginia Tech, Lindsey lost her father at a young age to Melanoma. The NCCS team is working to build a brighter future for those who have been affected by cancer. As NCCS aims to improve public policies, the advocates and survivors behind the story are inspiring and educational. Education, inspiration and connection, the keys to bringing survivors and healthcare together with a common goal; surviving cancer.