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Cancer Stories

´╗┐These intimate, honest, and emotionally moving programs cover the experience of various individuals as they fight their own life and death battle against Cancer.

  • Item 501311D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 2 hrs

Alternate formats: Digital Video - $9.99

Retail: $19.99
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These intimate, honest, and emotionally moving programs cover the experience of various individuals as they fight their own life and death battle against Cancer. The stories are as varied as the people telling them. They include a NASA space engineer, a sports champion, successful career men and woman, children and housewives, moms and dads, all battling various forms of Cancer.

Cancer Stories is intended for anyone who has ever experienced the pain and triumph of this ever-increasing scourge, either on a personal level or via a family member or friend. Its very real, firsthand accounts reach the heart and, in spite of the difficult subject area, still offer comfort and encouragement! Cancer Stories approaches this dreaded disease from both a personal and medical perspective leaving the viewer both educated and well informed.

Cancer Stories’ personal accounts embrace the essence of what it means to cope with cancer with courage and dignity from the perspective of those who know from personal experience.

Host of the programs is Nancy Myers, who herself has experienced Cancer and approaches the subject through a sensitivity born of her own experience. Join her and the many individuals the program visits as they collectively “tour guide” you through the maze of Cancer!

Two segments, approximately one hour each. Fullscreen.

Editorial Reviews

Host Nancy Hamilton Myers (a cancer survivor herself) takes viewers into the lives of several cancer patients, asking similar questions of interviewees who survived various forms of the disease. Speaking with folks in their living rooms (and in one case in the hospital during treatment), Myers asks about type of cancer, treatments, emotional responses, reactions of family and friends, and more. Some of the stories are startling, such as the sufferer with appendix cancer (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, associated with his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War), who had a 20-pound mass removed. Although the questions are identical, the answers vary: some react to their cancer diagnosis with tears and thoughts of "Why me? I've lived a healthy life," while another person says he was thankful that he struggled with the disease, not a loved one. Some even say their lives have changed for the better, bringing couples closer together, for instance, in the face of uncertainty. An insightful and often inspiring documentary, this is recommended.

Cancer Stories is an intimate, sincere, heartfelt journey with cancer patients who were encouraged to tell their stories by the thoughtful questions of host, Nancy Hamilton Myers. The DVD consists of two sixty-minute segments. In the first, Myers uses the image of climbing Mt. Shasta as she interview four individuals. They have each had a different type of cancer, and one is actually receiving chemo as he speaks. The second segment focuses on three different stories, one on the surviving family of a young boy and the nonprofit organization established to help other families; the second on a family where almost all the women have had breast cancer and how they have coped; and the last segment on the host's elderly mother-in-law and her story. I highly recommend this DVD for anyone with a cancer diagnosis and should be watched together with family members.

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