September 15th, 2022 | Season 2 | 36 mins 13 secs
acid reflux, chemotherapy, esophageal cancer, medical marijuana, protonix
Horrific acid reflux is keeping Natasha up at night. None of the remedies recommended by her doctors make a difference, except for handy dandy marijuana. Radiology detects spots on her liver and thyroid and calls her in for an emergency MRI. If she actually has stage four, her chemo treatment is completely wrong.
June 30th, 2022 | Season 1 | 40 mins 4 secs
backtable, chemotherapy, interventional radiologist, mediport, port placement procedures, ports
The list of things to do before starting chemo includes the seemingly ordinary task of getting a “port” or “medi-port.” Get your blood work, pick up groceries, wash the car, get a port… But port placement is actually surgery and being unprepared for the procedure can result in some pretty unpleasant surprises and unexpected pain. Interventional Radiologist Dr. Aaron Fritts explains the procedure and answers our questions.
November 12th, 2021 | Season 1 | 21 mins 1 sec
chemotherapy, ransomware, reconstructive surgery, ringing the bell, scripps
Kristen is exhausted and ready to be done with chemo. When Scripps' entire computer system goes down from a ransomware attack, her appointments come to a screeching halt. A chemotherapy session is delayed by a day, but the frustration is short-lived as she realizes her brother can be there to see her ring the bell.
November 4th, 2021 | Season 1 | 18 mins 35 secs
anxiety, chemotherapy, flushing the port, mri, neuropathy, oncology, tumor
After 11 long weeks of chemotherapy we’re at the clinic to see Dr. Ali, the oncologist. Kristen is hopeful because she can see her tumor and it appears on the surface like it’s getting smaller. But the only true measure of whether the tumor has grown is the MRI, and Dr. Ali delivers the news
September 30th, 2021 | Season 1 | 37 mins 18 secs
anuradha koka, breast cancer, chemotherapy, flower child, kenneth shimizu, louis rivera, md anderson cancer center, salvatore pacella, scripps, sonia ali
When she noticed her nipple felt different, Kristen's first thought was "what the F is this?" Her second thought was that her life was about to change. So she did what everyone does in this situation... she jumped out of the shower, went to Google, and diagnosed herself with a rare form of breast cancer called Paget’s Disease. But Google’s never right about these things, so a few days later when the radiologist suggested a biopsy for Paget’s, shit got real.