The Our Cancer Journey Podcast
Strategies to Optimize Life and Enhance Cancer Survivorship
The Our Cancer Journey Podcast is a place for those impacted by Cancer, their caregivers, and their loved ones. Together we explore ways we can optimize our lives through the experiences of diagnosis, treatments and beyond into the future of Survivorship.
We explore ways to help YOU feel better, live happier, expand your self-empowerment, and enhance your life experience. It is more than a podcast about medicine, or even Cancer.
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The Our Cancer Journey Podcast is a place for those impacted by Cancer, their caregivers, their loved ones and also those wishing to prevent illness.
Our podcast is more than a program about cancer, it's a conversation about life and how we can make ours better.
Together we explore ways we can optimize our lives through the experiences of diagnosis, treatments and beyond into the future of Survivorship.
We discuss ways to help YOU feel better, live happier, expand your self-empowerment, and enhance your life experience. It is more than a podcast about medicine, or even Cancer. It is about you, the Whole Person, and tips, ideas and strategies to possibly improve your cancer journey and make your life better.
Hosted by unique storyteller and unconventional creator Bruce Watkins, the Our Cancer Journey Podcast provides a unique voice to people in the cancer community that transcends the conventional medical and patient experience-based shows.
Please share this podcast with anyone you feel may benefit from our content, our outlook, our attitude, and especially our passionate advocacy for self-empowerment!
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About This Episode:
Picking up where our Part-1 episode with Dr. Arash Asher left off, Host Bruce Watkins and Dr. Asher dive deeper into factors that cause and/or enhance the common experience of chemo brain, or cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI).
In this episode, we learn how the experience of chronic loneliness can “up-regulate” our genes to produce more inflammatory agents called Cytokines. In the previous Part-1 episode, Dr. Asher described how these inflammatory cytokines can cross the blood brain barrier and wreak havoc on our concentration and memory.
If you have not yet listened to the Part-1 episode installment of the interview with Dr. Asher, you can find it here: #015 – What is Chemo Brain, Cytokines & Accelerated Aging – Part 1 – Dr. Arash Asher
ANNOUNCING SEASON 2 of the OCJ Podcast!
The improbably positive and up-beat podcast that explores ways to help YOU feel better, live happier, expand your self-empowerment, and enhance your life experience, IS BACK for its 2nd Season! We are so excited about the engaging guests, insightful topics and fun banter in our upcoming line-up that we had to share just a few of the memorable moments with you in advance!!
Check out this Season 2 Trailer episode, enjoy the sonic ride, and don’t miss a new show by following the Our Cancer Journey Podcast on your apps, by following the OCJ show’s Facebook page, or by visiting the Official Our Cancer Journey Podcast Website!
Dr. Arash Asher, MD – Director of Cancer Survivorship & Rehabilitation at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
Episode Host: Bruce Watkins:
A Father, Cancer survivor, producer, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, avid traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all.
After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving back.
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This Podcast is a place for those impacted with illness, their caregivers, their loved ones, and everyone wishing to prevent illness and enhance their life.
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Meet Bruce Watkins, Your Podcast Host
After surviving his encounter with cancer several years ago, Bruce gave up his conventional life, left his home, gave away most of his possessions, and began traveling, writing, and sharing stories of beauty, human connection, and giving back.
Bruce’s desire to support others led him to create the Our Cancer Journey Podcast to help those impacted by Cancer, their caregivers, and their loved ones. His unique outlook and approach provide a new, accessible, and relatable voice to the Cancer Community.