The Cancer Warrior
Welcome to the show everyone. I hope you are all well.
My guest today is the host of the extremely popular podcast The Cancer Warrior on Empower Radio.
After her blog “The Cancer Warrior” was named one of the top cancer blogs in the country, she has taken her advocacy and inspiring outlook a step further with her weekly show on Empower Radio. Mel is also the producer & co-host of The Vic McCarty Show.
She was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer on September 18th 2007. A lumpectomy soon followed on October 9th, two days after her 38th birthday. She plays hockey and when she is not watching or playing she is advocating, speaking and informing people about cancer.
Because of her employment, she was not eligible for full health care coverage. Mel was only able to get some very basic coverage at her own expense. This resulted in her owing the hospital and doctors over $20,000.