Seattle Culture

Coping With Cancer, A to Z

By Seattle Mag June 1, 2015


This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of Seattle magazine.

From talking with loved ones about it to finding the right doctor to treat the disease, a cancer diagnosis brings with it many questions. Swedish’s newest podcast series, Voices of Cancer (, search “Voices of Cancer”), offers guidance. Host Rose Ibarra interviews cancer patients, survivors, doctors and other experts in episodes that have thus far covered topics such as the effect of cancer on relationships, finding the right doctor, and the differences in how men and women may deal with the disease. The podcasts, which you can listen to online or download via Soundcloud as an mp3 to your device, are a distillation of Ibarra’s own experience as a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor and a journalist who had just started her career at KOMO 4 News and was attending grad school when she received her cancer diagnosis. She also founded Thrive Through Cancer, just six months into her treatment, to help provide support to other young adults with cancer.


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