Jacquie is a Sky Sports News Presenter and Former Olympian gymnast, she was diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer during the first lockdown. Amelia is a Radio Jackie news presenter and a Sky News freelancer.
We discuss yoga poses, coping mechanisms, what it's like from a family members' viewpoint, advice for others and sharing stories on social media.
In the words of 90 year old Eryl who has had stage 4 breast cancer since 1976, "Always go forward."
Thank you so much Jacquie and Amelia.
This is a fantastic expert panel:
Rebecca Robinson: Sports and Medicine Doctor
Melanie Thomas: Lymphoedema Expert and Physio
Gemma Hillier-Moses: MOVE CEO, 5KYW Co-Founder & Cancer Rehab Instructor
Lucy Gossage: 5KYW Co-Founder & Oncologist.
"It's that 30 second elevator pitch to inform people that exercise is really important when living with and beyond cancer and the reasons why we need to do it."
Sarah is a clinical exercise specialist, a certified clinical Pilates teacher and a Cancer Rehab Specialist.
She has lived with a stoma since 2010 and is the author of ‘The Bowel Cancer Recovery Toolkit.’
"The more you can do to help yourself and have a problem-solving approach to it gives you a sense of control over it. Don't accept feeling unwell, having a leaking bag, not being as active as you like... Don't accept any of those things.
Strive for wellness, happiness and wellbeing."
Siri is a world champion triathlete, a world champion triathlon coach and the co-founder of a non-profit horse rescue. Recently Siri completed treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia.
"If I was in a moment where I was feeling sad, afraid and scared and depressed, I knew that that was not going to help me heal.
So I would recognise that emotion, let myself feel that emotion for a moment, acknowledge it. But then I would bridge over to a more powerful emotion which was gratitude."
Ryan is the co-founder of Life Kitchen.
Life Kitchen is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that provides FREE cookery classes and recipes for people living with cancer, to help them rediscover their love of food.
We were honoured and very lucky to have Ryan as our guest, he is so passionate about food and the work he does with Life Kitchen is fantastic.
Listen to find out how Life Kitchen started with a drunken tweet and developed into something special.
A brilliant discussion with Cancer and Exercise Guru Professor Anna Campbell, MBE and host Gemma Hillier-Moses.
Anna is a trainer, researcher & practitioner in exercise & cancer and the CanRehab Director.
An inspiring and in-depth conversation on why exercise should be integrated into the cancer care pathway, the research and evidence that's behind it and what support is currently available for people living with and beyond cancer.
Thank you very much to our wonderful friend Anna.
Claire is Associate Director for Greater Manchester Cancer her husband John is a chief inspector at Greater Manchester Police and Steve Bland is the widow of Rachael Bland who, alongside Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, presented the BBC Radio 5 Live Podcast‘You, Me and the Big C’.
This is a brilliant conversation about the realities of being a partner of someone undergoing cancer treatment. From the need for more psychological wellbeing support to the Christmas elf, it is well worth listening to.
Hayley is the Exec Lead for Greater Manchester Moving and CEO at GreaterSport and Matt is a consultant Chest Physician specialist in lung cancer, pleural disease & tobacco dependency and the clinical Lead for the Greater Manchester CURE Project.
Brilliant discussion about the amazing work that Matt and Hayley are doing in Greater Manchester around making exercise and movement a part of everyday living.
"Designing moving back into everybody's life and making it everybody's business."
Helle is the co-founder of Aktiv mot kreft- a brilliant charity based in Norway and means Active Against Cancer. Listen to find out more.
"Prehabilitation becomes a standard part of cancer care, it's all about being the best prepared patient possible...
Enable the patient to take part in his/her treatment from day one."
100% worth watching, we can all learn so much from what she has created in Norway. Thank you so much for joining us Helle, now when can you start in the UK?!
Juliet Fitzpatrick, Rickmansworth Ambassador &Lizzie Paddock, Nottingham Ambassador.
"I struggle with those that want to shut the door on it [cancer] altogether because even with having six monthly/yearly scans you're constantly reminded of it... it's never really over, it's always there and has such a big impact on your life and makes you re-evaluate things and changes your perspective."
An open & honest chat on the challenges & also the opportunities of moving forwards after a cancer diagnosis.
Helen Murray is our MOVE Cancer Rehab Specialist with Sophie Mulligan and Shaun Gibson who have both been through the MOVE online programme.
"Helen was just amazing, we placed emphasis on the things I could do rather than the things I wouldn't be able to do...and then we built up week by week. Helen was so accommodating and helped me overcome so many barriers."
It was great to hear how the MOVE programme has helped Sophie and Shaun, what brilliant young people! And what amazing work Helen does!
Jody tells us her story about achieving her dream of swimming the channel despite facing the challenge of a cancer diagnosis and undergoing chemo.
"I just listened to my body...If I was too tired or not feeling up to it, I didn't swim and I sort of gradually built it up and I didn't swim more than four times a week before chemo and slowly built up the distances."
This really is well worth listening to, I think we could have chatted all night!
Thank you so much for joining us Jody.
This is a really interesting Q&A with two fantastic guests who have both had cancer and are/were both doctors.
Jenny Wilson is a GP at Putnoe Medical Centre in Bedford and is one of our brilliant Bedford 5k Your Way Ambassadors!
Liz O’Riordan is a retired Consultant Breast Surgeon, a Bury St Edmunds ambassador, an author and a public speaker. See her website for more information here.
"Exercise was my form of mindfulness, when I was out walking or cycling or running, I forgot I had cancer."
Dr Ainslea Cross is our 5k Your Way Conkers Ambassador and Health Psychologist.
"Focus on the things that are important to you and that are controllable and don't let your mind beat you up if it's a constant stream of other things - you can start to tune that out through mindfulness and checking in with yourself to sharpen your focus and attention."
We think that one really important thing that we can take away from this is to: Focus on what you CAN control.
Rebecca and Helen are our brilliant Endcliffe (Sheffield) 5KYW ambassadors.
Rebecca is also a consultant in Exercise Medicine and Helen is a Health Research Fellow at the Uni of Sheffield.
Debbi Rowley is an Advanced Physiotherapist working at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
A great conversation; from fancy dress, to COVID-19 advice for families, to the importance of exercising with and beyond cancer.
Zoe Merchant is the Programme Lead for Prehab 4 Cancer and Recovery Programme in Greater Manchester.
Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves is the Prehab 4 Cancer Programme Manager.
Lynne Allan is a cancer patient who has been through the Prehab 4 Cancer programme.
This is a brilliant conversation about how important the role of exercise is when living with and beyond cancer.
Prehab4Cancer have a brand new amazing website here: https://prehab4cancer.co.uk/
Tony, our Wilmslow 5KYW Ambassador and Regional Champion and Sue, a regular attendee at our Nottingham 5KYW.
Tony was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2017:
"I decided I wanted to use my illness for the good of other people.. To spread awareness."
Sue took up running in her 70's after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer: "I feel fitter now than I ever have been, which is ridiculous! You've got to get back out there in the real world, get off your backside and move."
Two real life heroes.
Luke is cycling from Bristol 2 Beijing and is living with stage Stage 4 cancer; a very aggressive and rare sarcoma. He has launched a fantastic podcast: 'Facing Up.'
Gemma is our MOVE Charity founder & 5k Your Way initiative co-founder. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24 in 2012.
"I sat there and I told myself: You cannot physically change the past.. I can't change what I've been diagnosed with. What is the point in living in the past, all I could change is the present and the future."
Our first Live Q&A with our team of experts hosted by MOVE Founder Gemma Hillier -Moses
Panel of experts:
Dr Lucy Gossage - Oncologist consultant and our very own 5KYW Co-Founder.
Dr Rebecca Robinson - consultant in sport and exercise medicine and international athlete and Sheffield 5KYW group ambassador.
Tom Cowen - Exercise Physiologist and cancer rehab specialist.
Ainslea Cross - Health psychologist, lecturer and Researcher at Derby University and Conkers 5KYW group ambassador.