The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 2:
Queers with Cancer – Part 2
with Lance Moore


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Lance Moore is a Anderson Feri witch, a science fiction geek, and a colon cancer survivor, as well as a Silicon Valley high tech guy. He’s also an activist in the transgender community.


Episode Highlights

  • Lance shares how he first learned about his diagnosis of colon cancer that came out of the blue.
  • His first few days of surgery recovery in the hospital and then immediately starting his course of chemotherapy.
  • The challenges of dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and navigating life in this new way.
  • Nick and Lance discuss the difficulty of mental focus and concentration as a result of the fogginess of “chemo brain.”
  • They share different spiritual and meditation practices that were helpful, such as guided meditation; as well as the different kinds of music that felt supportive.
  • Lance talks about the different kinds of herbal and alternative medicines which helped him, such as CBD products, acupuncture and physical therapy.
  • They answer listener questions:
    What were your first thoughts after your diagnosis?
    Did this experience change your ideas about death or the afterlife?
    What support was most helpful from others?
  • Lance shares about the upcoming South Bay Day of Transgender Visibility in San Jose, CA.


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