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Marrow Masters Podcast

Marrow Masters Podcast - Season 12

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SEASON 12 : EPISODE 0

Season 12 Trailer : I’m Home. Now What?

Season 12 of the Marrow Masters Podcast focuses on one critical question. “I’m home. Now what?” You’ll hear candid stories and advice from survivors and caregivers. This season, you’ll also get valuable advice from a registered dietician and a social worker.

SEASON 12 : EPISODE 1

Licensed clinical oncology social worker Ailey Armstrong

Ailey Armstrong emphasizes the importance of continued caregiving support and suggests patients assess their needs in various aspects like medication management, meals, and transportation. Ailey advises making a list of needs and identifying which can be managed independently and which require external support, like arranging rides to medical appointments.

SEASON 12 : EPISODE 2

Survivor, Speaker, and Author Gregory Proctor

In this episode, we speak with Gregory Proctor, a 53-year-old multiple myeloma survivor from San Antonio, Texas. Gregory’s story is a testament to resilience and hope, as he details his journey through a challenging battle with cancer, starting from his diagnosis in July 2022, to his stem cell transplant, and his ongoing recovery.¬†

SEASON 12 : EPISODE 3

Multiple Myeloma Survivor Diane Raab

We welcome Diane Raab, a remarkable survivor of multiple myeloma and a licensed clinical social worker from Cheboygan, Michigan. Diane shares her personal journey through the challenging path of cancer treatment, sprinkling her narrative with both professional insights and deeply personal experiences.

SEASON 12 : EPISODE 4

Registered Dietitian Sue Hill on Food Safety

In the podcast, Peggy welcomes Sue Hill, a registered dietitian at Henry Ford Health Cancer in Detroit, to discuss food safety and nutrition for post-transplant patients. Sue emphasizes the importance of following guidelines by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to prevent foodborne illnesses, as transplant patients have suppressed immune systems. She provides detailed advice on safe food handling, stressing the need to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, and the importance of storing foods at correct temperatures to prevent bacterial growth.

SEASON 12 : EPISODE 5

Survivor Turned Advocate Alan Katz

We have the privilege of speaking with Alan Katz, a Massachusetts resident and a survivor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Alan’s journey through his diagnosis, treatment, and life post-transplant is both inspiring and enlightening. He shares his experience of battling the disease with a robust support system, offering hope and encouragement to those facing similar challenges.

SEASON 12 : EPISODE 6

Caregiver Leila Zengel Shares Her Family’s Experience

In this podcast, Peggy converses with Leila Zengel, who shares her family’s journey and challenges following her 10 year-old daughter Julie’s bone marrow transplant. Julie, diagnosed with (refractory) Ph-like ALL in January 2018, underwent a ¬†transplant in June 2018 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with her brother Jacob as her donor. Leila, a former school counselor and educator, delves into the complexities of transitioning to a full-time caregiver role for her daughter.

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