EPISODE 1 - Cancer and The Things People Say
One of the most difficult parts of the cancer journey is perhaps at the very beginning: the diagnosis. It leaves patients and their families facing choices, decisions and feeling overwhelmed. They want answers, reassurance, empathy, and compassion. But are these things all healthcare professionals are able to provide? And what happens when even friends and family withdraw from them, unsure of what to say or how to help?
In this first episode of Burning Questions, host Bhairavi Madhusudhan Shibulal speaks to cancer survivors and caregivers about what went through their minds when they were told they had cancer, how they felt, what they asked, and what they didn’t.
She also has a candid conversation with Dr. Shobana Ramasamy about the role clinicians can play to empower their patients with the right information and make the cancer journey a little more bearable. Finally, Bhairavi sits down to talk to her father Madhu, and they look back at how they got the news of her own mother’s cancer diagnosis and what they decided together as a family in the days that followed.
Season 1 - Trailer
Through a new podcast series, Burning Questions: Fearless Conversations About Cancer, host Bhairavi Madhusudhan Shibulal takes a candid look at the realities of life with cancer and addresses everything we, as a society, usually don't talk about when it comes to this dreaded disease.
The show is a platform for frank and meaningful dialogue on all aspects of care, from fundamental doubts ("How do I cope with my diagnosis?" "How do I effectively care for my loved one?" "How will cancer affect my relationships?"), to practical questions ("Is a second opinion right for me?" "How do I manage the financial aspects of care?") and other important issues.
We hope that listeners will find solace in these conversations and feel empowered with the right tools and information as they navigate the difficult world of care.
EPISODE 2 - Is A Second Opinion Right for Me?
How can patients and families be active participants in their care? Should you ask questions and get another opinion?
EPISODE 3 - Mind, Body and The Big C
Cancer and physical, emotional and social well-being. Conversations on body image, the need for self-care and the importance of support groups.
EPISODE 4 -Grief and Loss
The realities of losing a loved one to cancer – navigating the complex emotions of loss and learning to live again.
EPISODE 5 - Life, Affirmed
Rediscovering joy and meaning, finding a purpose while undergoing treatment. Life after cancer.
EPISODE 6 - Healing Spaces
The role and impact of thoughtful design and architecture in cancer care. Introducing The Solis Health Cancer Support Centre.