Manage episode 355099222 series 3446895
Host Candice Coghlan is joined by Natalie Theron, a liver transplant recipient who was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer the day before she gave birth to her daughter. After an incredible journey with cancer trials, chemotherapy, a HAIP pump and hospital stays, Natalie’s husband became her liver donor, effectively curing her liver cancer. Candice and Natalie speak about rollercoasters, motherhood, bravery and cancer muggles. Candice and Natalie are joined by her liver transplant surgeon, Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin, whose innovative research is opening opportunities for patients to have living liver transplants to live longer lives, and for some people to be cured of their liver cancer.
To read more about Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin’s research, visit: https://www.uhn.ca/corporate/News/PressReleases/Pages/Living_donation_opens_new_doors_for_colorectal_cancer_patients.aspx#:~:text=%E2%80%8BToronto%20(March%2030%2C%202022,that%20cannot%20be%20surgically%20removed.
To read more about Living Liver Donation, visit: Toronto Living Donor Liver Transplant Brochure.pdf - Google Drive
To read more about the Living Liver Transplant Program at UHN, visit: https://www.uhn.ca/Transplant/Living_Donor_Program/Pages/living_liver_donor.aspx
To read about Natalie’s art installation, visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F01b9_0t7mwa1ERgCPmWGawKhqNdRKZ5/view?usp=sharing
The views and opinions expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Toronto General Hospital or the University Health Network.