1. Share Your Story: Kim Becker Cancer U 42:05

Kim Becker spent her career helping women with cancer smile when they look in the mirror. She never expected that she would be the one to hear the words, “You have cancer.” Kim was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor on her colon.

  • 02:19: Three years after we got married, he was diagnosed with rare liver disease. 
  • 04:06: Needless to say, my health was not on the top of my radar. 
  • 06:34: I sent the sample off and didn’t think another thing about it.  
  • 09:22: Who’s going to take care of me if something happens to me? 
  • 11:05: The tumor that we found is malignant. 
  • 13:28: Did they know it was a neuroendocrine tumor at that point? 
  • 16:00: The entire operating room was singing just a small-town girl.  
  • 18:52: Will normalcy ever kick back in again? 
  • 22:04: It was probably about six months out when I had a Facebook group with about 50 people that were in it.  
  • 24:03: I didn’t think that I was claustrophobic. 
  • 26:27: What do the genetic testing shows?  
  • 28:47: What was your worst moment? 
  • 31:00: How did I get to this point in time? 
  • 31:19: What was your best moment? 
  • 33:01: I always wanted to be the cool mom.  
  • 33:22: What’s one thing you wish you had known at the very beginning? 
  • 35:16: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it be and why? 
  • 36:50: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 38:13: Aside from Cancer U, what’s one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 



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.