UA-118272889-1 1739406299646766 Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin - WE Have Cancer

Episode 135

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8th Oct 2019

Understanding the Unseen Needs of Cancer Patients With Sylvie Leotin

As a breast cancer survivor, Sylvie Leotin understands the the unseen needs of cancer patients. As a former ballerina and computer scientist, Sylvie seeks to integrate the mind, body and heart to live a more meaningful life.

During our conversation we discussed:

  • The importance of mindfullness and meditation and the role it plays in her healing.
  • Why she wakes up in the middle of the night to meditate.
  • How her training as a ballerina helped her to become self-compassionate.
  • Why it's difficult for patients to hear phrases like "congratulations on finishing treatment" and "you beat cancer!"
  • How working in Lean Innovation in Silicon Valley has changed how she looks at cancer treatment centers and how they interact with patients.

 

Links Mentioned In the WE Have Cancer Podcast

Sylvie's Blog, The Voice of the Cancer Patient - https://sylvieleotin.com/

Sylvie's article in the Journal of Patient Experience, "An Insider View of the Cancer Radiation Experience Through the Eyes of a Cancer Patient." - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2374373519832604

Connect with Sylvie on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sleotin

Connect with Sylvie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/sleotin

Connect with Sylvie on Instagram - https://instagram.com/sleotin

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WE Have Cancer
Providing information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.
Each year more than 12 million people will hear the devastating words "you have cancer."

In each episode of WE Have Cancer we share the stories of patients, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those touched by cancer.

The host, Lee Silverstein, is a survivor of a rare form of pediatric kidney cancer and has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2011.

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Lee & Linda Silverstein

In 2011, just four months after they began dating, Lee was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer. A year and a half later, 17 days after their honeymoon, they learned that Lee’s cancer had spread to his liver; he was now Stage 4. Through numerous surgeries, chemotherapy infusions and assorted other treatments, Linda has been by his side. Despite cancer, Lee and Linda say unequivocally these have been the best years of their lives.

In 2015 Lee launched this podcast as a way to provide information, inspiration and hope to those affected by cancer.

Lee and Linda live in Florida with their Westie Terrier, Fergie.

The WE Have Cancer podcast is supported by The Colon Cancer Coalition - https://coloncancercoalition.org