1. Defeating Stage 3 Breast Cancer: Kristen Vengler's Courageous Battle Cancer U 39:36

When Kristen Vengler noticed a difference in her right nipple, she had no idea that it would lead to a life-altering cancer diagnosis. With strength and Resilience, she bravely navigated the pandemic and the world of cancer care, emerging as a beacon of hope and determination. But what else has Kristen’s journey revealed?

“I didn’t battle it. I was just like, I got to go do this. And I was kind of a robot because I had so many appointments.” – Kristen Vengler

Kristen Vengler, a breast cancer survivor and advocate, joins Andrea Wilson Woods on the podcast to share her journey and insights on ongoing care, recovery, and cancer prevention practices. Having experienced a challenging battle with stage three breast cancer, Kristen navigated through various treatments, including chemotherapy and a bilateral mastectomy. She brings firsthand knowledge and a deep understanding of the emotional and physical challenges cancer patients face. Kristen also highlights the importance of a strong support system and practicing Self-Care during and after treatment.

Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories.