Leukaemia Chatters

Leukaemia Care charity

Leukaemia Chatters podcast from Leukaemia Care

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In this month's edition of Leukaemia Chatters we spoke to Nick York, LC's very own Patient Advocacy Healthcare Liaison Officer and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia(CLL) patient. We talked to Nick about the methods he's used to protect himself as an immunocompromised person, the isolating impact of shielding and how he plans on spending Christmas.

Nov 29

57 min 25 sec

On this month's episode of Leukaemia Chatters we spoke to Dharmesh Mehta, LC Trustee and CML patient. We chatted about how he came to be diagnosed, jumping out of a plane in the name of fundraising and the steps he took to get to grips with his CML.

Oct 29

45 min 33 sec

In this final podcast for blood cancer awareness month we spoke to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)patient Bansri Dhokia. We chatted to Bansri about her experience getting diagnosed mid-pandemic, her treatment and stem cell transplant and her desire to get the BAME community talking about blood cancer.

Sep 29

49 min 47 sec

STV News Reporter Laura Boyd was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in September 2009. This #WorldCMLDay, Laura was kind enough to speak to our Patient Advocacy Manager Charlotte on our podcast Leukaemia Chatters! They talk about how she was diagnosed, the impact of her leukaemia on her attempts to have a child, the reality of living with a chronic leukaemia and more.

Sep 22

41 min 44 sec

We chatted to Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE about his life, the turns of his career that have culminated in his "The Black Farmer" range, and his diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Aug 27

39 min 45 sec

This month we chatted to acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) patient, Jamie Woods. We discussed how he came to be diagnosed, coming to terms with his survivor's guilt, and the impact his leukaemia experience has had on his life - in particular it's effect on his mental health and his subsequent diagnosis of PTSD.

Jul 29

44 min 33 sec

Welcome to the June podcast of Leukaemia Chatters! This month we chatted with Carina Patterson, a hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) patient, about her symptoms, diagnosis and what she's got out of volunteering for Leukaemia Care's buddy scheme.

Jun 30

50 min 23 sec

In our World AML Awareness Day podcast, Charlotte talks to Julie and Trudi, two acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients who both have a medical professional background. They discuss their shift in perspective from practitioner to patient, the effects their diagnosis has had on their careers, and the wider financial implications that inevitably came with them.

Apr 21

41 min 36 sec

This month's edition of Leukaemia Chatters we talk to patients, Sam and Nick about shielding being paused and their feelings on the situation. We discuss their concerns and hopes for the period moving forward, and how this change might affect the lives of blood cancer patients in the days to come.

Mar 26

37 min 10 sec

In this episode, we talk to Tom Hunt and Sophie Wheldon about their experiences dealing with a leukaemia diagnosis as young adults. We talk about how they came to be diagnosed, how their experiences have influenced their studies of Medicine and Haematology and much more.

Feb 18

37 min 4 sec

In this episode of Leukaemia Chatters, we talk to patient Claire Evans about her experience since diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in 2015 and discuss her treatments, transplants and a trial on the much talked about CAR-T therapy.

Jan 22

44 min 47 sec

Our podcast Leukaemia Chatters is back with the December episode! We spoke to Nicky Turkoz, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in December 2014, about her diagnosis during the festive period, being an inpatient over Christmas for the first time, and her experiences of treatment, transplants and the unexpected side effects and relationships that have come with both.

Dec 2020

33 min 6 sec

This month on Leukaemia Chatters, we spoke to Zoe Sarginson, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 2019. Listen to Zoe talk about her diagnosis, treatment and the wider effects of leukaemia on her life.

Nov 2020

25 min 47 sec

Tune in as we discuss issues related to blood cancer amongst the Black community – including Black patients struggling to find stem cell donor matches – and the work that ACLT is doing to overcome these issues. We also chatted to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) patient Vaughn Scott, who successfully had a stem cell transplant two years ago.

Oct 2020

35 min 51 sec

Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our latest podcast, we spoke to Alex Simpson about her diagnosis and life with leukaemia as part of our #SpotLeukaemia campaign. Alex had just moved to Hong Kong when her symptoms appeared, but she put them down to working long hours and her hectic new life abroad. After a search on Google brought up leukaemia, Alex booked an appointment with her GP, a decision that saved her life. This podcast also features insight and perspective from her mum Lisa Dicken and how she felt during this time of diagnosis and managing with the distance.

Sep 2020

30 min 46 sec

Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In this episode, we spoke to patients about their experiences of shielding as the guidance comes to an end in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland from 1st August.

Jul 2020

43 min 38 sec

Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In this episode, we talked to Rosie Palmer and James Saunders, two parents whose sons, Rufus Palmer and Frankie Saunders, were diagnosed with leukaemia. Rosie and Jamie joined us to discuss their experiences, as well as to share advice for other parents in the same position as themselves.

May 2020

51 min 37 sec

Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our April 2020 podcast, we're broadcasting from the comfort of our homes as we chat to two patients, Sam and Thea, about self-isolation and how it isn't a new experience for many affected by blood cancer.

Apr 2020

39 min 2 sec

Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our March 2020 podcast, we're chatting about social media and how it can be a source of support for patients.

Mar 2020

39 min 19 sec

Welcome to Leukaemia Chatters! In our first podcast of 2020, we're talking about relationships, and whether your relationship status can have an effect on your leukaemia journey.

Feb 2020

41 min 31 sec

Our final podcast of the year is now available! If you missed yesterday's Facebook Live, listen below as we round-up our 50th year. We're discussing what we've been up to and how we've been working harder than ever to support patients and their loved ones.

Dec 2019

32 min 33 sec

Leukaemia has been used as a plot device in many TV shows and in films - but are they accurate? What do patients think of these depictions? Charlotte is joined by Zack from Leukaemia Care as well as Sam Slaney, who is in remission following a diagnosis with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) to discuss some of these representations of leukaemia. Media discussed: My sisters keeper, The Bucket List, Peep Show, The Children's Act, War in the Blood, Casualty For more from Leukaemia Care, go too www.leukaemiacare.org.uk Please rate the podcast and subscribe

Oct 2019

50 min 4 sec

In the latest episode, Nicole and Zack chat about the outcome of the Spot Leukaemia campaign - how many people have we reached and why do we do awareness campaigns like this? Our next podcast will be out in October and we'll be focussing on representations of leukaemia in the media

Oct 2019

19 min 5 sec

Kris from the team at Leukaemia Care chats to former England and Crystal Palace star Geoff Thomas about his journey with chronic myeloid leukaemia For more on CML, go to www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

Sep 2019

1 hr 14 min

The team at Leukaemia Care were delighted to talk to Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies about the #SpotLeukaemia campaign and her time working as a haematologist. For more on the #SpotLeukaemia campaign, go to www.spotleukaemia.org.uk

Sep 2019

22 min 30 sec

Ahead of BCAM, Zack holds a Spot Leukaemia quiz which sees Charlotte, Nicole and Kate get pitted against one another - it all gets very competitive!

Sep 2019

42 min 23 sec

We were delighted to talk to WWE's Roman Reigns about his CML diagnosis. Nicole and Kris talk to Roman about the lack of awareness of leukaemia, whether it was a storyline and just a work and the treatment he is undergoing.

Sep 2019

12 min 32 sec

Following the BBC documentary "War in the blood", the Leukaemia Chatters team discuss CAR-T and whether the hype needs to be tempered - for now.

Jul 2019

51 min 27 sec

In a special podcast to mark Mens Health Week, Zack Pemberton-Whiteley has spoken to Kris Griffin and Nigel Deekes about topics such as why men don't go to the doctors and how we can educate men about leukaemia. For more information, head to the Leukaemia Care website at www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

Jun 2019

40 min 7 sec

Charlotte is joined by Zack and Kate in discussing various issues about the end of your life. This podcast was originally recorded as a Facebook live, which can be found at facebook.com/leukaemiacare

May 2019

49 min 24 sec

In this podcast, we chatted to Usha Grieve, Director of Information and Partnerships at Compassion in Dying, as part of #DyingMatters Awareness Week.

May 2019

29 min 23 sec

Our Buddy Support Service connects patients with trained Buddies who have a personal experience of a blood cancer. John Price, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) 17 years ago, is one such Buddy. In our latest podcast, he chats about why he's a Buddy, and why the service is important to patients.

Apr 2019

29 min 53 sec

Regular Bloodstream presenter Charlotte Martin is joined by: Zack Pemberton-Whiteley: Patient Advocacy Director for Leukaemia Care Nicole Scully: Comms and Fundraising Director, Leukaemia Care Kris Griffin: CML patient and Leukaemia Care trustee Kate Stallard: APL patient and Leukaemia Care trustee In this edition, the team try to mythbust on a range of topics about leukaemia and cancer - from there being a hidden cure for cancer to the risk of a positive or negative attitude... Please leave us a review and keep an ear out for future episodes.

Apr 2019

1 hr 35 min

Sheila Appiah’s daughter, Imogin, sadly passed away from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in 2010. In this podcast she tells her story.

Mar 2019

4 min 47 sec

In our latest podcast, we chatted to Leukaemia Care trustee and acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) patient Kate Stallard about fertility, early menopause and hormone replacement therapy.

Mar 2019

59 min 58 sec

Leukaemia Chatters: discussing Roman Reigns, Leukemia, Fastlane, Wrestlemania and much more by Leukaemia Care charity

Mar 2019

55 min 45 sec

When Chanelle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), her first thought was whether her diagnosis would affect her ability to have children. In our latest podcast, she chats about her experiences, including pausing treatment for her pregnancy.

Mar 2019

16 min 17 sec

Charlotte talks to nurse advisor Angie about questions relating to sex, fertility and relationships. More information on these topics can be found on our website: www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

Feb 2019

19 min

Want to learn more about how exercise can benefit blood cancer patients? UK charity Leukaemia Care speak to CML patient and keen bodybuilder Drew Laird about fitness Listen to our latest podcast with chronic myeloid leukaemia patient and fitness vlogger Drew Laird of Fitness 40 and Beyond.

Jan 2019

7 min 32 sec