Sep 27, 2022
Getting a cancer diagnosis is never easy especially if it comes without warning. My guest today is JW Cheatham, a prostate cancer survivor, and a family friend. JW is Project Compliance and Management Consultant who has spent the last 25 years in the Space Satellite Technology field. Hearing about someone’s cancer journey can really help convey a different aspect or a unique viewpoint from that of someone such as myself.
Listen in as JW reveals what his experience was like going through his own cancer journey and his advice for others on a similar path. You will hear how JW came to his “pause point” when he found out he had cancer, how he weighed his options for treatment, and what life was like after his prostatectomy. He also shares why he believes it’s crucial to get a full health check-up early on rather than waiting till later in life.
What You’ll Learn:
Ideas Worth Sharing:
“We’re always looking for pain as an indicator that you have a problem of some sort, and that was not really the case.” - JW Cheatham
“There’s a pause point that you get to when someone says, ‘You have cancer.’ It makes you stop.” - JW Cheatham
“I think it’s better to talk to people every chance you get [about what you’re going through].” - JW Cheatham
“Your body has its own time to heal… [but] you have to get past your own thoughts.” - JW Cheatham
“I think it’s really important as healthcare providers that we be very honest about what are the potential side effects [and] what are the potential toxicities associated with our treatment.” - Dr. Rosalyn Morrell