Share Your Story: Jay Einbender

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Jay Einbender

August 9, 2022

Share Your Story: Jay Einbender

Surviving Stage 3C and Stage 4 colon cancer and their treatments and overcoming their long-term side effects taught Jay Einbender that cancer is not just a journey of the body, but equally a journey of the mind and soul. And that all three must be treated concurrently.

  • 01:56: I started having symptoms in my lower left abdomen. 
  • 04:27: Why was it such a nightmare? 
  • 06:06: I had my chemotherapy at Sloan Kettering. 
  • 08:35: It cost $10,000 a shot to keep my white blood cell levels high. 
  • 10:35: I slept on average three hours a night. 
  • 12:48: Cancer stresses your finances from the very beginning.  
  • 14:43: What did you do before cancer? 
  • 17:57: She’s the number one lung transplant doctor in the United States. 
  • 20:59: What was the worst moment for you? 
  • 23:04: People always think of me as an extrovert, but I’m really an introverted extrovert. 
  • 24:19: How about your best moment?  
  • 27:10: What is one thing you wish you had known at the beginning? 
  • 31:18: if you could only do one thing to improve health care in the U.S., what would it be and why? 
  • 32:41: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 34:08: Aside from Cancer U, what’s one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 



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