Living With: an Interview with Advocate Jeffrey Poehlmann

We are extremely saddened to say that on October 21, 2018, Jeffrey Poehlmann passed away. Jeffrey’s advocacy efforts and writing continue to reach many. He will be deeply missed.

In preparation for November and Lung Cancer Awareness Month, I interviewed advocate Jeffrey Poehlmann in late September. Sadly, just a few weeks later, he passed away due to complications from stage IV lung cancer. In this episode of Living With, Jeffrey talks about the importance of humor, the stigma of lung cancer, and the language we use to describe the disease.

Our conversation also covered how others can be supportive of the person with cancer and how cancer and its treatment can impact a person's sense of self. These are featured in this bonus episode of Living With:

Living With is a podcast featuring the people and stories behind Health Union. Advocates from different communities are interviewed, sharing how they have learned to cope with trying symptoms and treatments. Their courage and resilience are inspiring, offering wisdom that transcends dealing with health issues and gives insight on how best to deal with any kind of challenge.

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