This episode is personal for Dr. Holly, as she battles her own recent cancer diagnosis. Today we are talking to Matthew Zachary, who founded Stupid Cancer, the nonprofit responsible for igniting a global movement advocating for AYA (adolescent young adult) cancer programs and support that brought dignity in the face of health adversity.
Ten years ago Matthew was a concert pianist and composer, heading to grad school when he was told he had 6 months to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer at age 21.
Spoiler alert, he is alive and on our show today, discussing what cancer advocacy means, his own media & podcasting company "OffScrip," and navigating the healthcare system we have now. Check out his podcast "Out Of Patients" here.