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Sep 13, 2022

The Patient-Doctor Relationship with Mike Raita and Dr. Marty Heslin - Cancering Show

In this episode, we have longtime sports broadcaster Mike Raita and his surgeon, Dr. Marty Heslin. Mike Raita is a 35-year veteran of TV sports broadcasting, winning multiple awards over his 27 years spent in Birmingham, Alabama. His career as a sportscaster broke several big Alabama stories, including the Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Gene Stalling's decision to retire, Coach Denise Francione's departure, and Coach Mike Shula's firing. After leaving broadcasting, Mike spent several years in advertising agencies and teaching before being tapped by Sen. Tommy Tuberville to communicate with his constituents over twelve counties. We're excited to welcome Mike and his surgeon, Dr. Marty Heslin, to give us a play-by-play on his cancer journey, his survivorship, maximizing the patient-doctor relationship, and what's next for Mike in his career and life.

{Host Notes: A message from Dr. JYP and the Cancering Show Production Team}

We are so excited to be back in the studio and to be bringing to you more cancering stories, inspirational patients, amazing doctors, and the info on the newest advancements and innovations in cancer treatment. There have been so many changes since the last time we were in the podcast studio. And this season, in particular, we are focusing on the community of cancering. We know that everybody experiences cancer and therefore is cancering in some way, whether you are the patient, a family member, a caregiver, a support person, or a volunteer. And we want you to have as much information as you need to make the cancering journey not just a moment in time but a transformative process that creates good in your life and in the lives of those around you. So we are bringing you not just the same wonderful stories and inspirational moments, but we also have a special treat for you. Enjoy the show, and please get in touch with us to tell us what you like about the show and what you want us to discuss in the upcoming episodes and seasons.


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