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Lung cancer survivor Randi Meryl and Dr. Bruce Johnson , director of the Lowe Center for Toracic Oncology at Dana-Farber join the Big Show to discuss the Randi’s journey from her initial diagnosis to Dana-Farber. After initial treatments seemed to eliminate the tumor, she was given six months to live after it reappeared. She is not working with Dr. Johnson to fight the disease.
Mut & Buck are joined by fellow UConn Alum John Brett and his doctor, Dr. Christopher Lathan, Faculty Director for Cancer Care Equity, to discuss John’s diagnosis of lung cancer back in 2007. John explains the great dynamic Dana-Farber has between its doctors and patients and how important it was to him to be involved in clinical trials while Dr. Lathan stresses how the advances in treatment helped treat John.
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Martha is an eight year survivor of lung cancer and sits down with Mut and Merloni at Fenway Park. She talks about her love for painting and how art has been therapeutic for her. Martha and her husband Julian were treated at Dana-Farber at the same time and came in for "His and Her" treatments every Friday. He was diagnosed 7 years before her but the cancer came back and he sadly passed away in August of 2004. Dr. Johnson talks about new advances in lung cancer treatments and their importance.
Judy Rowley, 71, from Portland, ME, was diagnosed with lung cancer. She is joined with Dr. Bruce Johnson , director of the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology. Judy had a dry cough that her daughter encouraged her to see a doctor. Last summer tests revealed early stage lung cancer. Her Maine doctor referred her to Brigham and Women’s for surgery and they referred her to Dr. Johnson for chemo. Last fall she had four rounds of chemo and is not in treatment right now. She has non-small cell edema carcinoma – in the lining of the lungs.
Diane Legg, 48, from Amesbury, took a trip to the hospital almost six years for a back injury which led to an early diagnosis of lung cancer. She had part of her lung removed to avoid spread of the cancer in her left lobe and endured four rounds of chemo. After getting a clean bill of health, the cancer came back a year later. The mother of three boys has become an advocate for the disease that she says has a stigma attached to it. She is out of treatment but admits that every time she goes for a scan she and her husband keep their fingers crossed and pray. She feels lucky to have caught the cancer early – which is extremely rare with lung cancer. She is the co-chair of the lung cancer alliance in Massachusetts and her husband just rode the Pan Mass Challenge for Dana-Farber. Her doctor is Bruce Johnson , the head of the thoracic oncology.
Bruce, who is 76 years old, was diagnosed 4 years ago with metastatic lung cancer but is doing well. Bruce absolutely raves about the treatment at Dana-Farber. Dr. Lathan, a lung cancer expert, talks about the treatments that are available today.
Annmarie Campanella and Dr. Johnson sit down with D&H. Annmarie was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2000 and has been in treatment for 2 and half years. Both doctor and patient talk about how the treatment is going extremely well and Annmaire says staff at Dana-Farber is fantastic!
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are in and talking about all the moves made by the Red Sox at the trade deadline, because the most fun thing about the day is talking about the moves of the day. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington held a press conference talking about the Red Sox moves, and Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox manager John Farrell about the moves made at the deadline.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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