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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!
Rick joined the show to discuss the impending release of Revis from the Buccaneers. He said that Revis is far superior to Aqib Talib both on the field and off.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
LB gives his thoughts on the Bruins
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed a newly released Johnny Carson sex tape.
The guys opened the show by discussing the possibility of Darrelle Revis coming to New England. Gerry is all in for it.
Mut and Lou discuss the latest tweets from John Henry and whether or not Giancarlo Stanton is a good fit for the Red Sox.
LB joins the show for some Bruins talk.
Dale Arnold and MIchael Holley discuss the start of free agency, the plethora of names out there, and what the Patriots will ultimately decide to do.
Dale and Micheal discuss the Sox line-up, how it's not the same without Ellsbury to kick it off, and who will replace Ells in that lead-off spot.
We knock out the hottest topics of the day on the blitz. Today featuring Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe and Christopher Price of WEEI.com
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
In 2013, Xander Bogaerts reached the big leagues in August and had a transformative impact on the Red Sox' pursuit of a World Series. Bogaerts discusses how that development, in turn, proved transformative for his life on and off the field. Looking ahead, Garin Cecchini might be the prospect most likely to have a Bogaerts-like impact on the Red Sox' fortunes in 2014. The third base prospect joins the podcast to discuss his player development and outlook for the coming season.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys discussed Dennis Rodman's bizarre comments to ESPN over the weekend.More from this show
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.More from this show