Share Your Story: Susan Keller

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Share Your Story: Susan Keller

October 11, 2022

Share Your Story: Susan Keller

Susan Keller is the author of Blood Brother: A Memoir. Articles about her story of hope and survival have been widely published. She is a monthly blogger for Psychology Today and CURE Magazine. Susan is a presenter at Dominican University and a CME-presenter to the staff at Stanford Cancer Center.

  • 02:27: I was diagnosed on September 15, 2005. 
  • 04:37: What’s that on your neck? 
  • 06:45: I have a lump.  
  • 08:50: They discovered that over 90% of my bone marrow was cancerous. 
  • 10:43: Where were you being treated?  
  • 12:56: I believe she saved my life. 
  • 17:05: At what point was a bone marrow transplant necessary? 
  • 18:59: I have three brothers. 
  • 23:04: Did you call your husband?  
  • 26:09: I got my transplant on March 26, 2006. 
  • 28:33: The best moment was the morning of the transplant. 
  • 31:30: He is such a sweet guy.  
  • 35:14: I thought there was a recurrence because of a number of symptoms. 
  • 35:41: What’s one thing you wish you had known at the very beginning?  
  • 39:39: I love that this cancer gave me this new career.  
  • 40:52: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the U.S., what would it be why?  
  • 42:31: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions
  • 44:59: Aside from Cancer U, what’s one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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