Can you rewrite your fears about Cancer?
A committed hypochondriac, or was my nervous system rewired after a traumatic event during my tender teenage years? Is there a cancer personality? How do doctors’ own fears influence their comments to patients? Is there a gendered response to illness?
Elizabeth Benedict, a bestselling novelist, journalist, creative writing professor, editor, writing coach—and cancer thriver—tries to answer these questions by sharing her story.
Her story may be part of your journey—making excuses not to see a doctor, firing your doctor to find a better one, trying to find a realistic wig…and then dealing with the global Covid-19 shutdown. This podcast episode is hilarious, relatable, and, most of all—real.
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Here are some highlights from this Podcast:
The hesitation to join a support group
Finding support from friends: Instead of a formal support group
A committed hypochondriac
Challenges in the diagnosis
Finding a supportive doctor
Importance of Community