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Cancer U Thrivers

Share Your Story: Terry Tucker

  • E26
  • 38:46
  • September 24th 2021

Terry Tucker has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a business executive, a police officer, a basketball coach, a motivational speaker, an author, and most recently, a cancer warrior. He and his wife have lived all over the United States and currently reside in Colorado.

  • 02:00: He took an X-ray and he said, you know, I think you have a little cyst.
  • 04:29: In 2018, I had my left foot amputated.
  • 06:02: Now, your left leg has been amputated at the knee.
  • 09:05: I was fortunate to be in Texas and be able to be treated at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
  • 12:05: I'm not real hung up on dying either.
  • 15:42: Even if you have the same cancer, you're going to react differently to a drug.
  • 18:05: I mean I shake very bad but it's not painful.
  • 21:45: It's been nine-plus years that I've been dealing with this.
  • 23:24: Maybe that data will help somebody ten years from now when they perfect this drug.
  • 25:40: What has been your worst moment?
  • 26:20: What about your best moment?
  • 28:00: What is one thing you wish you'd known at the beginning of your cancer journey?
  • 29:06: If you could only do one thing to improve healthcare in the US, what would it be and why?
  • 32:26: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions
  • 33:38: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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Andrea Wilson Woods

ANDREA WILSON WOODS is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her bestselling and award-winning medical memoir Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days is about the seven years she raised her younger sister Adrienne until her death at age 15 from stage IV liver cancer.