1. Overcoming Isolation: Rebuilding a Life After Cancer Treatment, with Shayla Benoit Cancer U 44:22

In this episode of Cancer U Thrivers, we hear the empowering story of Shayla Benoit. After making the decision to move forward with her life, Shayla navigates the challenges of transitioning from isolation to being around people again. She takes on a job in the theater, embracing its strict COVID-19 protocols, and finds solace in her work. However, her journey takes an unexpected turn when she experiences difficulty breathing and fears the worst. As she navigates misdiagnoses, intensive chemotherapy, and the physical and emotional toll of treatment, Shayla’s Resilience shines through. Join us as we explore her triumphs, the support she receives from her community, and her fight against cancer during a pandemic. This is Shayla Benoit’s inspiring and transformative story.

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.