Share Your Story: Joy Huber

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Joy Huber

September 20, 2022

Share Your Story: Joy Huber

Joy Huber is a stage 4 cancer survivor, speaker, author, blogger, and “Dose of Joy” podcast host. Joy endured three years of chemotherapy suffering complete hair loss in her 30s. During her cancer journey Joy realized, “While no one’s happy they have cancer, you can have cancer and still be happy.”

  • 2:00: My diagnosis was in March of 2010. 
  • 04:32: I had noticed kinds of these lumps or bulges. 
  • 07:27: I need to set you up with the ear nose and throat specialist. 
  • 10:02: Even if you love your doctor, you should get a second opinion when it comes to cancer. 
  • 12:41: What’s challenging is they’ll needle through the skin. 
  • 14:56: It’s not uncommon for someone to get a port.  
  • 17:01: What were you doing for work at that time?  
  • 20:03: How many treatments you were supposed to have?  
  • 22:15: Lymphomas tend to recur relapse and come back.  
  • 24:07: I had to do chemotherapy and his funeral within 48 hours.  
  • 27:18: What was your best moment?  
  • 30:32: I’m 33, but all my hair is gone.  
  • 32:34: People have different reactions when they hear the word cancer.  
  • 33:16: What is the one thing you wish you had known at the very beginning of your cancer journey?  
  • 34:09: If you could only do one thing to improve healthcare in the U.S., what would it be and why? 
  • 36:19: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 39:32: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 



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