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Welcome to Right Here - a podcast from Texas Oncology

April 27, 2022

Receiving a cancer diagnosis changes your life. In Texas, an estimated 139,320 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022. No matter who you are, where you come from, and what your circumstances may be, cancer is a possibility. Which is why Texas Oncology is Right Here for you, wherever you may be. Because you deserve to have everything it takes to win.

Our patients are the heartbeat of what we do and why we do it. Collectively, our patients’ stories make up the story of Texas Oncology, which is why we are proud to launch Right Here a podcast from Texas Oncology. We want to share their stories to inspire and encourage hope for others, who may be navigating their own journey with cancer.

In our first season, six patients relive their journeys and share the raw reality of living with cancer. These patients show the breadth of what’s possible when they were able connect with their healthcare team and community of support to find comfort, encouragement, and inspiration to pursue their dreams, despite a cancer diagnosis.

Meet Our Season One Guests!

Sydney Townsend

Sydney had just given birth when she started experiencing strange symptoms. First rib pain, then back pain that wouldn’t let up, which disabled her from picking up her three-month-old daughter. She saw an orthopedic specialist who advised her to take some ibuprofen, but something told Sydney that wasn’t going to do the trick.

Lisa Loring and Erica Tecce

Lisa and Erica are two women in Texas who had never met, were both diagnosed with cancer, and were not immediately in love with the idea of a so-called support group. Despite this hesitation, they gave it a try, and good thing they did.

Lyndsay Levingston

Lyndsay was a successful journalist with a thriving career in New York City when she discovered she had breast cancer. She now faced the biggest story of her life: the battleground in her own body.

April Samuels

April, a talented and tenacious drummer, treated her triple negative breast cancer exactly as she would any drum... beat it and don’t quit.

Pearce Murphy

Pearce was a happy-go-lucky fourth grader who loved playing baseball, building pillow forts, and bonding with his three other siblings. Until one day he returned from summer camp with a stomachache that wouldn’t go away. After multiple tests and possible theories including everything but cancer, Pearce was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Click to listen to season one of Right Here – a podcast from Texas Oncology – available now on streaming platforms.


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